Packers take their frustrations out on the Lions and win their first game of the season 35-17
Green Bay- Aaron Rodgers and crew lit up the Lions in a winning formation.
There were many questions that needed to be answered in Week 2 for the Packers. Will Aaron Rodgers bounce back from a shocking loss against the New Orleans Saints, will the defense improve pressing their opponents, and will the offense looked like they did last year? The Packers had a chance to answer some of the questions against a very young Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football..
After being down a touchdown early on, Rodgers and crew answered the Lions' touchdown with a score of their own. Aaron Jones bounced the ball to the outside for a four-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. The Packers caused a lot of havoc on the defensive side of the ball. Majority of the first half, they put a lot of pressure of Jared Goff and forced him into some bad throws, but their over aggressiveness cost them. Midway in the second, Goff threw a touchdown pass to T.J. Hockenson to go up 14-7.
The Packers scored on a one-yard touchdown pass to A.Jones to knot the game up at 14, but that would change with under a minute left in the half. Green Bay's defense gave up two big plays and the Lions took advantage of it. Lions kicked a field goal to go into the half with a three-point lead, 17-14. Green Bay's secondary gave up 197 total yards in the half and wanted to clean that up going into the second half.
At the start of the third, Rodgers threw a beautiful 50-yard rainbow pass to Davante Adams to set themselves up for a potential score. A few plays later, Rodgers hit Robert Tonyan for a 22-yard touchdown to take their first lead of the game, 21-14. Green Bay hit the Madden Speed burst as they sped up their offense a bit in the third. Quick five and outs and exposing the soft zone of the Lions helped the Packers score two touchdowns to break the game wide-open at the start of the fourth, 35-17.
The Packers went on to crush the Lions' heart and walked out the stadium with a convincing victory.
A. Rodgers finished with 22 out 27 for 255 yards and 4 touchdowns.