Green BAY – The Lions lead the Packers 17-13 at halftime


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Green BAY – The Lions lead the Packers 17-13 at halftime, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers completing 14-of-18 passes for 138 yards with a pair of touchdown passes to Allen Lazard in the first half.

The Lions won the opening coin toss and deferred. With left tackle David Bakhtiari and center Josh Myers both returning, the Packers opened with the fast start they were looking for on their first possession.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers surpassed 4,000 passing yards on the season on his first pass, a 28-yard throw, to Allen Lazard to put Green Bay past midfield.

The Packers converted four third downs on the series, including an 11-yard pass to Davante Adams on third-and-10 to get into scoring territory. After Lazard's 8-yard catch off a slant set up first-and-goal at the Detroit 9

On third-and-goal, Rodgers went back to Lazard for a 1-yard TD pass to put Green Bay ahead 7 minutes, 42 seconds left in the first quarter. Lazard had three receptions for 37 yards on the 13-play, 74-yard drive.

Former Packers running back Jamaal Williams converted Detroit's initial first down but Green Bay defensive lineman Dean Lowry halted the drive with his career-high fifth sack of Jared Goff on third-and-5.

On fourth-and-13, the Lions attempted a fake punt but Jack Fox's throw to Godwin Igewbuike fell incomplete with Packers linebacker Tipa Galeai in coverage.

Green Bay went three-and-out and punted the ball back to the Lions at their own 7. Detroit scored on a 75-yard pass from receiver Tom Kennedy to Kalif Raymond on a trick play after Amon-Ra St. Brown pitched it to Kennedy.

Davante Adams broke Jordy Nelson's single-season franchise record with a 13-yard catch on the team's third offensive possession, giving him 1,535 receiving yards on the season.

The Packers worked the ball down to the Lions' 43 but turned the ball over on downs after a 1-yard pass to Josiah Deguara on fourth-and-4.

The Lions took the lead on their next series with Amon-Ra St. Brown, the younger brother of Packers receiver Equanimeous, catching four passes for 49 yards on the 10-play, 57-yard drive.

He found paydirt on fourth-and-2 after coming in motion and finding a soft spot in the end zone to give Detroit a 14-7 lead with seven minutes left in the half.

The Packers sent their starters out for the fourth series, though Yosh Nijman replaced Bakhtiari after a 16-yard pass to Adams. Green Bay ran the ball well behind AJ Dillon, who gained 21 yards on four rushes.

On second-and-6, Lazard came on a crosser off play-action and caught a 26-yard touchdown to make it 14-13 with 2:34 remaining after Mason Crosby missed the extra point wide right.

The Lions ran a two-minute drive down to the Green Bay 16 before Riley Patterson made a 34-yard field goal to extend the Lions' lead to 17-13 at halftime.

Davante Adams finished the first half with six catches for 55 yards, putting at him 123 receptions for 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns for the year.