News now! Lions cling to 12-7 lead after three quarters

Green Bay Packers - Official Blog

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DETROIT–The Lions continued to cling to a 12-7 lead over the Packers following three quarters of play at Ford Field on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers attacked the Lions with short passes to start the second half, but was unable to sustain the Packers’ opening drive.

The Lions began a drive at their 13. Matt Stafford found Calvin Johnson for 17 yards and the home team was on the move. A Tramon Williams holding penalty gave the Lions another first down, and then Stafford found Golden Tate for 16 yards to the Packers 34.

A Stafford to Johnson pass gained 15 to the Packers 18, and the Lions were on the doorstep of taking a commanding lead. Two plays after the Lions gained a first down, lightning struck Stafford in the form of Julius Peppers, who sacked and stripped Stafford of the ball. Again, the defense held.

Trailing 12-7 and from their 13-yard…

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