Green Bay (1-1) won their ninth straight home opener. The Packers, who were beaten 38-3 by the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, were more like the team that went 13-3 in each of the coach’s first two seasons. Matt LaFleur.
Rodgers scored 22 of 27 for 255 yards and passed John Elway for 10th all-time in passing yards with 51,633. Rodgers has followed each of the Packers’ last five regular season losses with four touchdown passes and no interception in his next game.
Jones became the first Packers running back to catch three touchdown passes in a game since Andy Uram against the Chicago Cardinals in 1942. He had 17 carries for 67 yards and six passes for 48 yards.
Detroit Jared Goff completed 13 of his first 14 assists but struggled the rest of the way as the Lions (0-2) lost a 17-14 lead at halftime. Goff finished 26 of 36 for 246 yards. He connected on touchdown passes to Quintez Céphus and TJ Hockenson but also threw an interception and lost a fumble.
Green Bay scored touchdowns on his first three possessions in the second half to gain control.
The Packers faced the third and 12th in their second-half opener when Rodgers completed a 50-yard goal at Davante Adams, who finished the night with eight catches for 121 yards.
Lions rookie cornerback Ifetu Melifonwu injured his thigh on play, further weakening a secondary who has already lost the cornerback Jeff Okudah to a ruptured Achilles tendon in Detroit’s season-opener loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Green Bay dominated the rest of the way.
Rodgers capped the drive with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Robert Tonyan. Detroit’s next series ended when Goff threw a check at Green Bay 25’s fourth and first.
Rodgers threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jones to take the Packers’ lead to 28-17.
Green Bay Barnes Cross recovered Goff’s fumble at Detroit 23 in the Lions’ next snap. Jones scored in a one-yard run and that was it.
Lions : WR Tyrell Williams missed the game with a concussion. … Melifonwu did not return after the thigh injury.
Packers: TE Josias Deguara had come out with a concussion.
ST. MARRON VS. ST. BRUN
The Packers activated the wide receiver Saint-Brun equanimous of the practice squad, giving him the chance to play against his younger brother. The Lions selected Southern California wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown in the fourth round of this year’s draft. Amon-Ra had the best stat line with three receptions for 18 yards, while Equanimeous had a no-win catch.
CHANGE OF PACKAGING LINE
Green Bay Lucas patrick, who started on left guard against New Orleans, was active after coming out of concussion protocol. But he was not on the field for the opening series.
Instead, Jon Runyan Jr. was left guard in the 2020 sixth-round pick’s first career start. Runyan’s father was an All-Pro tackle who went on to represent New Jersey in Congress from 2011 to 2015.
The Packers wore a helmet sticker to honor Ted Thompson, who worked as the team’s general manager from 2005 to 17 and died on January 20 at the age of 68. The Packers also honored Thompson in a halftime ceremony.
Lions: Host Baltimore (1-1) on Sunday. The Ravens just picked up a victory Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Packers: In San Francisco (2-0) Sunday night. This will be the fourth time in the past three seasons that the Packers have played in San Francisco. They won 34-17 last season. Two years ago, the Packers lost 37-8 to the 49ers in the regular season and 37-20 in the NFC Championship game.