Packers start fast, then hold off Lions for win

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Night net null null null null Just like Aaron Rodgers told Packers fans last year: Relax.The Green Bay quarterback threw four first-half touchdown passes before the Packers took their foot off the gas and held off the Detroit Lions, 34-27, Sunday at Lambeau Field. MORE: Charlotte protests highlight Panthers pregameRodgers led the Packers to a 31-10 halftime lead, but threw just six passes in the second half. He finished 15 of 24 for 205 yards and four scores. The Packers rode running back Eddie Lacy in the second half as he ran for 103 yards on 17 carries for his first 100-yard rushing game si

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nce a win over the Cowboys in December.The Lions were playing without defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, but the Packers were missing several defensive starters with linebacker Clay Matthews, cornerback Sam Shields and defensive lineman Datone Jones sidelined.MORE: Adrian Peterson congratulates Vikings, stupid picksThey were still able to pressure Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, with Nick Perry getting two of three Packers sacks. The other came from rookie Kyler Fackrell, who was filling in for Matthews. Stafford got things on track in the second half with two of his three touchdown passes while leading a Lions comeback that came up short.Stafford threw for 385 yards and his first touchdown was a 73-yarder to Marvin Jones, who got away from Packers rookie cornerback Josh Hawkins with 32 seconds remaining in the first half. Jones finished with six receptions for 205 yards and two touchdowns. "GET. OFF. ME." [email protected], probably.73 yards. See ya. #OnePride #DETvsGB https://t.co/Wqb9XEjPN1— Night net (@Night net) September 25, 2016The Packers didn't exactly showcase the speed of young receivers Ty Montgomery and Trevor Davis, who combined for zero catches. But Green Bay did get a big day from Jordy Nelson, who caught six passes for 101 yards and two scores. It was the first 100-yard game since Dec. 21, 2014 for Nelson, who missed the entire 2015 season with a knee injury. Following a 35-yard pass from Stafford to Jones to bring the Lions within a touchdown, the Packers were able to milk the final 3:34 off the clock for the victory.