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Packers-Lions, Week 17: Second Half Game Updates & Discussion

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The Packers trail by 4 at Ford Field in the final game of the regular season.

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After 30 minutes from Ford Field, the Green Bay Packers trail the Detroit Lions by a score of 14-10. All the scoring took place in the second quarter, with the Packers striking first.

One of the big storylines of the first half is the Packers’ use of their running backs. Ty Montgomery has played very little after the first series of the game; instead, Aaron Ripkowski has been the team’s leading rusher, carrying the football six times for 45 yards. Ripkowski also scored the Packers’ first touchdown of the game, on a seven yard catch-and-run from Aaron Rodgers.

Detroit bounced back on the next series, going 80 yards in 11 plays and tying the game at 7 on a one-yard run by Zach Zenner. Inside the two-minute warning, Clay Matthews dropped into Matthew Stafford’s passing lane and the Lions’ QB threw it right to him, but Matthews dropped the football. The Lions went on to score on a three-yard pass from Stafford to Golden Tate, taking a 14-7 lead just before the half.

With 26 seconds left in the half, Rodgers hit Geronimo Allison for a 39-yard gain to get the Packers on the edge of field goal range. Mason Crosby came on for a 53-yard field goal, which he hit straight down the middle to make the score 14-10.

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