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Lazard 'fulfills journey' in standout effort against Lions

Oct. 15, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Allen Lazard wasn't even on the Packers' initial 53-man roster. The 6-foot-5 receiver was cut before the season, signed to the practice squad, only to end up on the roster in short order. But on Monday night, Green Bay needed Lazard, and the undrafted second-year pro delivered with a...

Patricia says Lions 'turning the page'

Oct. 15, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matt Patricia was diplomatic, pointing out the obvious: Yes, there were a handful of ways the Detroit Lions could have played better at Green Bay. Then Patricia was asked what he'd say to Detroit fans who are still fuming over some questionable calls that cost the Lions dearly toward the end...

Lions latest victims of NFL's flag football problem

Oct. 15, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers' 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers. The first one came with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Detroit comfortably ahead...

Packers get the calls, Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions

Oct. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It took Mason Crosby 13 seasons to perform his first Lambeau Leap. The 35-year-old kicker nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and jumped into the crowd with a boost from long snapper Hunter Bradley after he finished off a rally for the Green Bay Packers, who benefited from...

Lions blow late lead in 23-22 loss to Packers

Oct. 15, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions had a chance to build a big lead in the first half. They had a chance to put it away in the second half. When they left the door open for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers took over. Detroit settled for five field goals by Matt Prater and...

Packers' Davante Adams out again with turf toe

Oct. 14, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers will be without his top target for the second straight week after receiver Davante Adams was ruled out for the Green Bay Packers' game against the Detroit Lions with a turf toe injury. Starting safety Darnell Savage also is inactive for the Packers Monday night with an...

Aaron Rodgers returns to his 'special' place: Monday night

Oct. 13, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers loves playing on Monday night. Growing up in Northern California, Rodgers would watch the long-running "Monday Night Football" games, hum the theme song and dream of being a part of the prime-time show. "When you're also a lover of the game and historian of the game,...

A look at the NFL in the fabulous 1950s

Oct. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

FRANCHISES: In 1950 the NFL merged with the All-America Football Conference and the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts joined the league. Also, the New York Bulldogs became the New York Yanks, but folded after the 1951 season. The Dallas Texans played their only season in the NFL in 1952...

Lions-Packers Preview Capsule

Oct. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (2-1-1) at GREEN BAY (4-1) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Packers by 5 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Lions 3-1; Packers 4-1 SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 100-72-7 LAST MEETING — Lions beat Packers 31-0, Dec. 30, 2018 LAST WEEK — Lions lost to Chiefs 34-30; Packers...

Lions get a breather amid tough stretch of opposing QBs

Oct. 3, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Somewhere in the NFL, there are teams trying to win despite substandard quarterbacking. That must feel like just a rumor to the Detroit Lions. The Lions reached their open date this week after facing Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz and Patrick Mahomes in consecutive games. When they...