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Green Bay's offense could be short-handed if two of its starting receivers are unavailable.

Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and LeGarrette Blount ran for two scores, lifting the Lions to a 31-23 win over the Packers on Sunday.

The Lions are now 2-3 and will now enjoy a bye week off. Detroit's next outing will be a trip to Miami's Hard Rock Stadium to meet the Dolphins at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Johnson and fellow rookie Frank Ragnow continue to impress, and a defense still missing Ezekiel Ansah received some strong play from LB Jarrad Davis (eight tackles, two PD), who was beat in coverage by Ezekiel Elliott on the decisive fourth-quarter play in last week's loss.

Following a 22-0 victory over Buffalo last week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers called the offense "terrible" and was critical of the plan spearheaded by coach Mike McCarthy.

A second-round pick by the Patriots in 2016, he was released at the end of training camp and signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a practice squad player. The 34-year-old kicker came into the game having made 10 of 11 field goals this season, with the only miss coming outdoors from 52 yards.

Along the way, Mason Crosby missed on two field goals for Green Bay - the first one wide left while the second hit the right upright and bounced backward. "This game is a contact sport where injuries are 100 percent bound to happen, so you just never know when someone will go down, and you've got to prepare to play every position and every play".

The Lions pass defense now ranks second in the league in yards allowed per game.

"I think we've still got some progress to make before I think both sides would be comfortable", Cobb said. But with Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion) looking unlikely to suit up, the Packers could be forced to start all three of their rookie wideouts - Marquez Valdes-Scantling, J'mon Moore and Equanimeous St.

The Packers top receiver, Davante Adams, was limited in practice Wednesday, but apparently suffered a calf injury during practice and did not participate at all on Thursday. The Packers franchise quarterback will nearly certainly focus more on tight end Jimmy Graham and former receiver Ty Montgomery if he is without one or more of his most reliable targets. "We need to do something about that".

Rodgers didn't practice again on Wednesday as he recovers from the knee injury sustained in the season opener against Chicago. Something has to change if the Packers want to compete in the NFC, but it doesn't seem like it will. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: While the defense was consistently put in bad spots but generally played well, Clinton-Dix was just flat out bad.

"They're getting better", Rodgers said.

"It's a step forward, definitely", McCarthy said.


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