Detroit Lions (2-3) 31, Green Bay Packers (2-2-1) 23
Sunday October 7th 2018 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes, LeGarrette Blount scored on two short-yardage runs, and the host Detroit Lions took a 24-point, first-half lead and held on to defeat the sloppy Green Bay Packers 31-23 on Sunday. Stafford passed for 183 yards, and Kenny Golladay caught four passes for 98 yards and a score for Detroit (2-3). Rookie Kerryon Johnson rushed for 70 yards on 12 carries before departing in the second half with an ankle injury. Aaron Rodgers passed for 442 yards and three touchdowns but also lost two fumble for the Packers (2-2-1). Mason Crosby missed four of five field goal attempts and an extra point. Davante Adams caught nine passes for 140 yards and a touchdown, but Green Bay lost to Detroit for the third straight time. The Lions took advantage of three Green Bay turnovers and three missed Crosby field goals to establish a 24-0 halftime lead. Detroit caught a huge break in the early going when the officials ruled that a Lions punt bounced off the back of the Packers' Kevin King. The Lions recovered on the 1-yard-line and scored on Blount's plunge. Following Crosby's first miss, Blount scored on another plunge four plays later. That score was set up by Stafford's 60-yard pass to Golladay. Rodgers' first fumble led to a Matt Prater 39-yard field goal. Rodgers fumbled in the final minute of the half on a sack by Da'Shawn Hand, who also recovered the ball at Green Bay's 29. The Lions cashed in on Stafford's 8-yard bullet over the middle to Marvin Jones. Green Bay got on the board when Rodgers found Marquez Valdes-Scantling open in the end zone on a 3-yard pass play. Rodgers then hit Jamaal Williams for a two-point conversion to make it 24-8 early in the third quarter. Rodgers' 1-yard pass to tight end Lance Kendricks pulled Green Bay within 10 later in the quarter. The two-point conversion try failed. Stafford's 5-yard scoring pass to Golladay with 12:55 left in the game made it 31-14. Rodgers' 12-yard touchdown toss to Adams with 9:01 remaining cut Detroit's lead to 11, but Crosby missed the extra point. Crosby added a field goal with two seconds to go.
                         GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                     30            18
Rushes-yards                 20-98         28-94
Net Passing yards              423           170
Passing (Att-Comp-Int)     52-32-0       26-14-0
Sacked-Yards Lost             4-19          3-13
Punts-Average                0-0.0        5-45.6
Fumbles                          3             0
Penalties-Yards             12-112          8-71
Time of Possession           33:20         26:40
GREEN BAY  -  0   0  14   9  - 23
DETROIT    - 14  10   0   7  - 31
​​1st - DET - LaGarette Blount, 1-yard run (Matt Prater kick) DETROIT 7-0
​1st - DET - Blount, 1-yard run (Prater kick) DETROIT 14-0
2nd - DET - Prater, 39-yard field goal DETROIT 17-0
2nd - DET - Marvin Jones, 8-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Prater kick) DETROIT 24-0
3rd - GB - Marquez Valdes-Scantling, 3-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Rodgers to Jamaal Williams pass) DETROIT 24-8
3rd - GB - Lance Kendricks, 1-yard pass from Rodgers (Pass failed) DETROIT 24-14
4th - DET - Kenny Golloday, 5-yard pass from Stafford (Prater kick) DETROIT 31-14
4th - DET - Davante Adams, 12-yard pass from Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick failed) DETROIT 31-20
4th - GB - Crosby, 41-yard field goal DETROIT 31-23
GREEN BAY - Aaron Jones 7-40, Jamaal Williams 6-33, Ty Montgomery 4-15, Aaron Rodgers 3-10
DETROIT - Kerryon Johnson 12-70, LaGarette Blount 12-22 2 TD, Theo Riddick 3-3, Matthew Stafford 1-(-1)
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 52-32-442 3 TD
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford 26-14-183 2 TD
GREEN BAY - Davante Adams 9-140 1 TD, Marquez Valdes-Scantling 7-68 1 TD, Jimmy Graham 6-76,  Equanimeous St. Brown 3-89, Aaron Jones 2-19, Jamaal Williams 2-19, Lance Kendrick 2-8 1 TD
DETROIT - Golden Tate 5-42, Kenny Golloday 4-98 1 TD, Theo Riddick 2-20, Kerryon Johnson 2-15, Marvin Jones 1-8 1 TD