Packers get a long TD, five field goals
GREEN BAY, Wis. — James Jones wouldn't be denied a Lambeau Leap.
The receiver's 83-yard touchdown late in the third was the spark the Packers offense needed that otherwise settled for five field goals in a 23rd consecutive win over the Lions in Wisconsin. But about that leap. "A Detroit Lion fan pushed me out of there one time," Jones said. "I had to double jump."
With Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson out with a knee injury, Jones stole the show with his touchdown, which included a 45-degree turn to elude a defender. Jones bowed while dancing and was glad he didn't get caught.
"I never would've heard the end of it from everybody in here," he said.
Down 19-3 in the fourth, Detroit especially felt Johnson's absence when a pass on fourth and 3 from the Green Bay 30 went awry after Kris Durham slipped on the turf.
"He's one of the guys on our team that can stretch the field," Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said of Johnson. "I know he wanted to be out there. It's a tough situation we were in."