Aaron Rodgers started slow, yet, the superstar signal caller and the Packers offense rebounded to down the Lions on Thanksgiving Day; 27-15.
The defense was good enough to keep the undefeated Packers ahead 7-0 after one half of play, and then the second half rolled along and it was back to business for the NFL’s most potent offense.
“Second half, we got under center a little bit more, started running some regular offense and just kind of got things going,” Rodgers said. “We had a good bead on what they’re going to do there in the third quarter and James ran a nice post route and I didn’t underthrow him too bad and he ran in for a touchdown. That kind of got us going.”
Rodgers threw a pair of touchdown passes – one to Greg Jennings for the only points in the first 30 minutes of the game and another to Jones that covered 65 yards to put the Pack ahead 21-0 in the third quarter – where Green Bay outscored Detroit, 17-0.
Defensively, three interceptions of Matthew Stafford helped the defending champs put together their most dominant and balanced effort on the season. Dom Capers’ unit set the tone early on, as Clay Matthews picked off Stafford first at the Detroit 13, setting up the eighth Rodgers to Jennings scoring hookup on the year three plays later in the second quarter.
The Packers are 11-0 for the first time in franchise history and have won a team-record 17 straight, including the playoffs.
Next: Sunday December 4 at New York Giants, 3:15 CT.