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Led by Rodgers, the Packers Narrowly Defeated the Lions by a Thrilling 31-24 Win

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 in Ford Field in Detroit was a day of celebration for the Green Bay Packers fans, as their team narrowly defeated the Detroit Lions in a 31-24 victory. The Packers rode a rushing game that produced 120 yards and one rushing touchdown, to go along with a Aaron Rodgers performance of 290 yards, three touchdowns.

Rodgers finished the game completing 26 of 33 passes, to lead the way for the Packers. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 133.60, coming from a performance that included 290 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions for the game.

Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams led the rushing game for the Packers. Jones rushed for 69 yards from carrying the football 15 times. Jones was helped by Williams who carried the football 10 times for a total of 38 yards. In the passing game, Rodgers was most successful throwing the ball to Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Adams caught seven passes for a total of 115 yards, while Valdes-Scantling contributed with 85 yards from six passes.

With zero forced fumbles, one tackle for loss and four sacks , the Packers got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.

Compared to Rodgers of the Packers, Matthew Stafford of the Lions threw for 244 yards with one touchdown, and zero interceptions, completing 24 of 34 passes, for a 100.60 passer rating.

The rushing game for the Lions was led by D’Andre Swift and Adrian Peterson. For the game, Swift rushed for 24 yards from carrying the football seven times. Meanwhile Peterson carried the ball 4 times for a total of seven yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Lions included Marvin Jones Jr. and Danny Amendola. Jones Jr. caught four passes for a total of 48 yards, while Amendola contributed with 66 yards from six passes.

Although their team lost the game, the Lions defense ended the game with no sacks, and no tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles.

With the win, the Packers leave with a record of 10-3 for the season, while the Lions record for the season now stands at 5-8.