Powered by 240 yards from Aaron Rodgers, and a total team offensive output of 488 yards, the Green Bay Packers obliterated the Detroit Lions in a embarrassingly lopsided 42-21 victory, Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020 in Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Packers rushing game contributed to this with with 259 yards and two rushing touchdowns, to support a 240 yards, two touchdowns effort by Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers contributed to this win by completing 18 of 30 passes, finishing the game with 240 yards, no interceptions, two touchdowns and a QB rating of 107.60.
The ground game for the Packers saw Jamaal Williams carrying the football 8 times, and Aaron Jones helping with rushing the ball 18 times. The two rushers produced 63 yards and 168 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Packers had Rodgers throwing the football to Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard as his most productive targets. Valdes-Scantling caught three passes for a net gain of 64 yards. The secondary target (Lazard) caught three passes for a net contribution of 45 yards.
The Packers’ defense contributed to the win with four sacks, zero forced fumbles, two tackles for loss, and scored one defensive touchdown.
On the losing side of the game, Matthew Stafford of the Lions ended the day with two touchdowns, along with 244 yards, one interception, and a 91.00 passer rating.
The Lions’ rushing game was led by Kerryon Johnson and Adrian Peterson. For the game, Johnson carried the ball eight times, rushed for 32 yards, and one touchdown. Peterson supplemented and carried the ball a total of seven times for a total of 41 yards. Meanwhile Marvin Hall and Quintez Cephus were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Lions. Hall caught one pass from Stafford for a total of 24 yards, while Cephus contributed with 54 yards from three passes.
For the game, the Lions defensive effort yielded zero forced fumbles, no tackles for loss and one sack. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
With the win, the Packers leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Lions record for the season is now 0-1.