Aaron Jones’ four touchdowns carries Packers past Lions 35-17

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Aaron Jones caught three touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers and added a fourth score on the ground as the Green Bay Packers avoided an 0-2 start to the season with a 35-17 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Jones caught six passes for 48 yards and his three scores along with 67 rushing yards for the Packers. Rodgers completed 22 of 26 passes for 255 yards and four touchdowns despite rainy conditions at Lambeau Field.

The Lions had kept themselves fully in the game through the first half and took a 17-14 lead into the intermission. Rodgers hit tight end Robert Tonyan for a 22-yard touchdown to put the Packers back in front, 21-17, on the opening drive of the third quarter. It was the first of three straight touchdown drives for the Packers as they took command.

Jones scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers at the end of the third quarter to make it a 28-17 game. He would add his lone rushing touchdown from a yard out on the next drive as the Packers sealed away the victory.

Jared Goff completed 21 of 28 passes for 187 yards and had touchdown passes to Quintez Cephus and T.J. Hockenson in the first half for Detroit. De'Vondre Campbell intercepted Goff in the fourth quarter and lost a fumble as well.

Davante Adams had eight catches for 121 yards for the Packers.

35 responses to “Aaron Jones’ four touchdowns carries Packers past Lions 35-17

  1. The Lions were owned by two Aaron’s. The Lions defense is terrible(not suprising). Golf has got to clean up the fumbles.

  2. Nice to see the offense on track. We’ll learn more about the team in the next couple of weeks.

  3. Is it just me, or was it a poor decision to go for it on fourth down trailing 17-21? If you kick a field goal, you might only be down by a possession even if Green Bay scores, versus definitely being down by two if you don’t convert and Green Bay scores. The Goff fumble was not good, but getting the three could have at least let Detroit hang around a bit longer.

  4. The Packers defense allowing the Lions to dominate the first half should be a huge cause of concern. The Niners should be favored to win next week.

    In the second half we saw why Jared Goff was traded by the Rams. He looked like a future backup QB.

  5. Glad to see the regular season is finally underway after a dismal final preseason game down in FLA last week. Looks like Winston got into regular season form as well.

  6. As they always say, good teams win, great teams cover. This is definitely the game Green Bay needed. Rodgers looked wayyyyy better and some of the timing is off but that should improve, Getting Dbak and Smith back will be huge. Defense obviously wasn’t great but Stokes is already better than King. Onto San Fran.

  7. But, but, but… Since had a bad week one, I thought he was washed! Just like when Brady had a bad week against the Chiefs…4 rings ago.
    Hot take culture on TV is the worst. I don’t understand why it’s still even a thing.

  8. Joe Barry will get embarrassed next week. Is Bob Sanders or Ed Donatell still available? Even capers would be an upgrade over this guy

  9. The running back “carried” the team to victory. Brilliant. I mean who comes up with these comic gems???

  10. It’s too bad Rodgers and the Slackers won their 2nd game! In my opinion, Rodgers is an egotistical diva who will destroy this team before year’s end.

  11. For you bettors who love a good trend…when a team scores 30+ points and loses…99.9% of the time…they don’t cover the spread the following week…that’d be the lions folks…!!!

  12. Packers defense is terrible. A team that has spent so many 1st round picks on defense shouldn’t be this bad year in and year out. Since drafting Rodgers in ‘05, the Packers have drafted three players in the first round on offense. Two offensive tackles in ‘10 and ‘11 and Jordan Love last year.

  13. Is it just me, or was it a poor decision to go for it on fourth down trailing 17-21?
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    And they threw it. The game changed with that one play. 4th and 1 you run it.

  14. Not a Packers or Rodgers fan but this game should quiet the disgruntled Packer fans who hate Rodgers.

  15. But, but, but… Since had a bad week one, I thought he was washed! Just like when Brady had a bad week against the Chiefs…4 rings ago.
    Hot take culture on TV is the worst. I don’t understand why it’s still even a thing.

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    #12 still wasn’t accurate and held the ball too long. he shouldve been practicing with his receivers over the summer. they wont even make the NFC championship game this year. If he keeps this up, the packers wont even get anything for #12 in a trade.

  16. I is so incredibly humbling to be a fan of this franchise. The greatest team in NFL history delivered yet another masterpiece.

    Better football.

    For better people.

  17. The final score looks great. 35 points and win by 18, but that Packers defense still seems suspect. How is Kevin King still on the field? He gives up a touchdown per game. The Lions kept targeting him as they should. Other teams will too. Eric Stokes made some nice plays. Let’s hope the rookie gets up to speed and more playing time.

  18. Two observations …

    1. Passing up TJ Watt for Kevin King, is getting to be equally as horrendous, as passing up Barry Sanders for Tony Mandarich.

    2. It’s always a fantastic, sensational delight, when ariani1985 has a terrible evening.

  19. Strange thing about the game is that there were times when the Manning sidebar was a great deal more interesting than the game. They just need to learn not to talk over each other and that should come with a bit of coaching and time.

  20. Not sure why so many people counted the Packers out this week, they have a strong track record of bouncing back from bad losses.

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