The Green Bay Packers were able to take down the Detroit Lions in Week 6 late in the game due to some heroics by some unfamiliar faces.
The Green Bay Packers came into their Week 6 matchup against the Detroit Lions looking to start the year 3-0 in the division. After starting the first quarter down 10-0, it was not looking great. Their defense was getting exposed deep, and the offense was consistently undoing their good plays with fumbles and drops. Green Bay was able to trim the lead to 13-10 heading into halftime which was a win after their early struggles.
In the second half, we saw more of the same struggles. Wide receiver Geronimo Allison went out with an injury, and they had Aaron Rodgers‘ second interception on the year that came in the red zone again after Darrius Shepherd had a ball bounce off of his face at the goal line. Thanks to a defense that held Detroit to three field goals in the second half. Green Bay was able to rely on Allen Lazard and Rodgers to set Mason Crosby up for the game-winning field goal at the buzzer.
Green Bay (5-1) stays home for a game against an unfamiliar opponent in the Oakland Raiders (3-2). With four of their next five on the road, including three of the four out West, they’ll be looking to push to 6-1 before that. The Lions (2-2-1) are heading home to take on the Minnesota Vikings (4-2) as they look to push back above .500.