Packers start slowly, then dominate the Lions

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For the second consecutive week, the Lions built up an early lead against an NFC North opponent. But today, Detroit couldn’t even keep it close.

After leading 14-3 in the second quarter today, the Lions fell apart on the way to a 42-21 loss.

It was the second consecutive big game for Aaron Rodgers, who completed 18 of 30 passes for 240 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. But it was an even bigger game for Aaron Jones, who ran 18 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns and also caught four passes for 68 yards and another touchdown. Jones was sensational.

The Lions looked like a mess. They’re now at 0-2, and serious questions are going to be asked about the future of General Manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia. Quinn is in his fifth year and Patricia is in his third year, and after last season Lions ownership said they needed to be in contention. They don’t look like contenders, and that means they’re on the hot seat.

16 responses to “Packers start slowly, then dominate the Lions

  1. Okudah didn’t look like a top 3 pick. Thought he was going to be great but so far he looks like the rest of the Lions.

  2. It goes beyond Quinn and Patricia. What does this new (Ford family) owner know about football? I promise you, nothing.

  3. The QB’s two best friends are an open minded head coach and a running game. Rodgers has both of those now in Green Bay.

  4. The Bears also started slow and finished strong so I wasn’t TOO worried while they were down early. 2-0 in the division to start the season cant ask for much more than that, especially putting up over 40 points in each game.

    I hope the offesnse keeps clicking, next week we will need the defense to come up big to get a win.

  5. never forget that the Lions fired a coach after back to back winning seasons, just so they can hire Matt Patricia. Let that sink in. Hats off to the Packers, who played lights out today and definitely have one of the best offenses in the league

  6. Packer defense bends but doesn’t break. That’s OK, but not ideal. Next week will be a big test.

  7. As I said before – this defense is scary. Scary bad most of the times and scary good sometimes. Thought that AR did not have a great game accuracy wise. He made some fantastic throws but was not as accurate this game as last game – but that throw to MVS was a killer. So when your number 1 receiver has to sit out the 2nd half with an injury and you can still move the ball seems pretty good to me. PS some of the drops that the announcers were commenting on especially MVS in the end zone – would have been fantastic catches and if Jones would have dropped that fantastic catch that he made – that would have been a drop or a good play by the Dback?

  8. Quite the game.

    Aaron Jones deserves a bigger payday than Dalvin Cook.


    Why haven’t they paid him yet? He is going to be 15 million a year

  9. Clearly LaFleur said whatever the defense needed to hear at halftime. That game was over when Jones scored on the first play of the 2nd half.

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