Green Bay Packers beat Detroit Lions in regular-season finale
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Thanks to a hard-fought comeback, the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions on Sunday with a final score of 23-20.
Despite a rough first half for the Packers, they were eventually able to come back after trailing Detroit by 14 points at the half. Up until the end of the third quarter, the Packers passing offense struggled to make an impact. With just over three minutes left in the third quarter, Aaron Rodgers connected with Devonte Adams for a 20-yard touchdown pass, making it a one-score game. Early in the fourth quarter, Mason Crosby completed a 40-yard field goal to bring the Packers even closer to taking the lead.
Less than a minute later, the Lions countered with a 56-yard field goal, giving them a seven-point lead.
With just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Rodgers connected with Allen Lazard for a 28-yard touchdown. With the help of an extra point from Crosby, the Packers brought the score to 20-20. To finish off their major comeback, the Packers brought Crosby back out for a game-winning field goal as the clock ran down.
Overall, Rodgers completed 27 of his 55 attempted passes for a total of 323 yards and two touchdowns.
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