Packers Field Goals Enough to Beat Lions

Published 10/06 2013 06:50PM

Updated 10/06 2013 06:58PM

"I wouldn't say it's a problem. I'd say we need to convert, that's a real good defense there, really stout up front. We had some opportunities to convert and didn't, so we need to go back and look at that and figure out the best plays we can call down there and execute them obviously a little better," Aaron Rodgers said.

"We had some opportunities and that's something we'll learn from and grow from when we review the tape tomorrow," Mike McCarthy weighs in.

"We always feel like we don't care what they're in we're going to score anyway, but they get paid too and they made some plays down there. We just need to execute better and make plays down there," James Jones explained.

A one-possession ballgame most of the day, Jones generated the spark the Packers needed late in the third with an 83-yard touchdown to turn this one in Green Bay's favor for good.

"It wasn't the play in the huddle, he checked to it at the line of scrimmage. We told them they've been playing cover two a lot and the safety hasn't been getting over there to the outside receiver so he got us in the right play, double post, Cobby held the safety and I was able to get outside the corner and make a play, Jones commented.

Randall Cobb was another big boost. We're used to seeing him make big plays as a receiver and return specialist, but his biggest contribution of the day came out of the backfield.

"The stadium was dead and that kind of brought everyone alive particularly our sideline," McCarthy said.

"It was a great block by the offensive line, I was able to get on the safety pretty fast one on one, was able to beat him and get up the sidelines but I gotta score that," Randall Cobb commented.

The Packers inability to finish drives benefited Mason Crosby who tied a franchise record with 5 field goals, including a 52-yarder.

"It is my first time ever to have 5 field goals , o like I said I'm really pumped about that its really cool but at the same time it's awesome that it came with a win," Mason Crosby explained.

The offensive line also cleared the way for Eddie Lacy to record 99 yards rushing, but T.J. Lang was quick to compliment his counterparts. He said the game ball today goes to the defense.

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