Lions get revenge on Packers for Week 2 win
Posted On July 23, 2021
After a hard-fought game, the Lions got back to business and defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-21.
Here are some thoughts on the win.1.
Lions are the NFL’s top team for scoring defense.
This was a good week for the Lions defense.
The Packers’ pass rush was the problem for Detroit in Week 1.
The Lions’ pass defense is arguably their best, and they were the best unit in the NFL on Monday night.
That said, Detroit had a tough time limiting Aaron Rodgers.
The quarterback had 11 sacks and 14 hurries and threw six interceptions.
The pass rush forced the Packers to punt on third-and-8 from the Lions’ 41-yard line.
The Panthers’ secondary had five interceptions and five passes defensed.
In this game, Rodgers completed 13 of 28 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns and threw two interceptions.
In the first half, the Packers gave up 477 yards of offense, and the Lions had 563 yards rushing on 31 carries.2.
The defense forced four turnovers and allowed two touchdowns.
Green Bay was able to limit the Lions offense to 28 points in the first quarter and 27 points in both the second and third quarters.
That’s a big difference.
The difference was that the Lions allowed a total of 11 turnovers in the game, including six interceptions and six sacks.
That means they gave up 17 points per game.3.
Stafford completed 28 of 34 passes for 337 yards and two touchdowns, including two touchdowns to Calvin Johnson.
The Detroit quarterback finished the night with five interceptions, but he was sacked six times and threw one pick.
The other two interceptions were tipped.
The interception Stafford threw on the touchdown was tipped by safety Eric Reid.
Stafford also ran out of bounds on a third-down run with 3:28 remaining in the third quarter.4.
Lions were forced to punt, which was a major mistake.
The play that resulted in the Lions being forced to punts was on third down in the second quarter, when Stafford took a shot on third and 13 at his own 32.
The ball landed in the air, and Lions receiver Kenny Golladay had a hand in the ball.
Golliday had to make the catch to avoid being tackled.
After the play, the referees flagged the Lions for holding.
The Packers also got a couple of big plays against the Lions.
Green Day took advantage of a poor pass protection by Detroit’s defensive line to force an interception in the end zone on fourth-and 5 from the 1.
After Stafford threw the ball to Johnson, Packers defensive end T.J. Watt jumped out to the side of the field to prevent the pass from being snapped.
This allowed the Lions to go for it on fourth down.5.
The defensive line played a huge role in limiting the Lions pass rush.
The Giants’ secondary was not great against the Packers in Week 2, but it was much better against the Panthers.
The line of Landon Collins and B.J