Detroit Lions 30-17 Green Bay Packers: Matthew Stafford throws for 361 yards in road win
Last Updated: 07/11/17 10:17am
Matthew Stafford threw for 361 yards and two touchdowns as the Detroit Lions beat the Green Bay Packers 30-17 on Monday Night Football to send their NFC North divisional rivals sliding to a third straight defeat .
Stafford connected with wide receiver Marvin Jones in the first and fourth quarters as Detroit improved to 4-4, pulling level with Green Bay (4-4) in the North.
The Packers have been winless ever since quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending broken collarbone against Minnesota last month, thought understudy Brett Hundley wasn't to blame for this defeat, throwing for 245 yards and running for a touchdown.
It was Green Bay's defense that had an off day, unable to stop Stafford - he hit Jones for a 25-yard TD to open the scoring before running back Ameer Abdullah went over from four yards in the second quarter to stretch the Lions lead to 14-0.
After two Matt Prater field goals put Detroit 20-3 ahead early in the fourth quarter, Hundley's TD briefly raised hopes of a Packers recovery, but Stafford had other ideas, picking out Jones for his second touchdown on the night.
A further Prater field goal improved Detroit's cushion to 20 points before Green Bay grabbed a consolation score late on as rookie running back Jamaal Williams rumbled in for a goal line touchdown.
Game's key stats
|Passing||C/A Yds TD Int||Passing||C/A Yds TD Int|
|Matthew Stafford||26/33 361 2 0||Brett Hundley||26/38 245 0 0|
|Rushing||Att Yds TD||Rushing||Att Yds TD|
|Ameer Abdullah||21 48 1||Ty Montgomery||5 33 0|
|Receiving||Rec Yds TD||Brett Hundley||4 22 1|
|Golden Tate||7 113 0||Julius Thomas||Rec Yds TD|
|Marvin Jones||7 107 2||Randall Cobb||5 58 0|
|Theo Riddick||4 62 0||Devante Adams||7 53 0|
|Eric Ebron||3 35 0||Jordy Nelson||4 35 0|
|Total net yards||417||Total net yards||311|