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Packers improve to 2-2 with 22-9 win over Lions

Detroit's misery in the state of Wisconsin continued Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Detroit Lions' losing streak in the state of Wisconsin was extended on Sunday.

For the 23rd straight game, the Green Bay Packers defeated Detroit at home, posting a 22-9 victory at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Green Bay improved to 2-2 on the season, a half-game behind the division leading Lions and Bears, who are 3-2.  Under coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are now 7-1 in games following their bye week.

Mason Crosby made all five of his field goals, continuing a perfect start to the season for him.  Crosby's job was in question this off-season, when the team brought in competition for the first time since his rookie season. 

Rookie running back Eddie Lacy ran for 99 yards, coming just short of being the third consecutive Packer to rush for 100 yards in a game.

Green Bay's defense posted five sacks, one of which came in the 3rd quarter by Clay Matthews.  Matthews missed the remainder of the contest with a thumb injury, however.  Reports following the game have stated that Matthews suffered a fracture in the thumb.  Fellow linebackers Brad Jones and Robert Francois also left the game.  Jones had a hamstring injury, while Francois hurt his Achilles.

Aaron Rodgers completed 20 of 30 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown.  James Jones had 4 receptions for 127 yards and a score, while Jordy Nelson chipped in with 5 catches for 82 yards.

The Packers return to action next Sunday when they travel to Baltimore to face the defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens.
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