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Green Bay defeat Lions 42-21; week 2

by Pete M.D.

The Green Bay Packers relied on a great running game from Half back Aaron Jones and improved to 2-0 with a 42-21 victory over the Lions on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The Packers trailed 14-3 early on but scored 31 unanswered points, including a pick-six by Chandon Sullivan, before Detroit scored again.

Jones had the best game of his young career, rushing 18 times for 168 yards and two TDs, and adding four catches for 68 yards and another score. The 236 yards from scrimmage beat his 226 at Kansas City last year.

Aaron Rodgers was 18-of-30 for 240 yards with two TDs and a 107.6 rating. The other TD pass went to Tight end Robert Tonyan, wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling added three catches for 64 yards, running back Jamaal Williams also added 63 yards on the ground.

For the Detroit Lions, Quarterback Matthew Stafford was 20-of-33 for 244 yards with two TDs and the one interception for a 91.0 rating. TE T.J. Hockenson had four catches for 62 yards, and RB Adrian Peterson had seven carries for 41 yards for the Lions.

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