Detroit Lions score 37 straight in 40-10 rout of Green Bay
Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes, Reggie Bush had 182 yards of offense and host Detroit beat Green Bay 40-10.
The Associated Press
DETROIT – Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game.
Stafford turned the ball over a few times and Bush did once.
Instead of crumbling and losing confidence, both players bounced back and helped the Detroit Lions put together a dominant performance after an awful start.
Stafford threw three touchdown passes, including one to Calvin Johnson, Bush had 182 yards of offense and scored and Detroit ran off 37 straight points to rout Green Bay 40-10 in an NFC North game Thursday.
“When we get out of our own way, we can be pretty special,” said Bush, who had 117 yards rushing and 65 yards receiving.
The Lions (7-5) had lost their last two games, five consecutive against Green Bay and a franchise-record nine straight in their annual showcase on Thanksgiving.
The Packers (5-6-1) have a five-game winless streak for the first time since 2008.
“We’re not used to anything like this — not on this team,” Green Bay linebacker A.J. Hawk said.
Packers quarterback Rodgers has missed four-plus games since fracturing his left collarbone. In its last five games, Green Bay has tied one and lost four.
Matt Flynn became the fourth starting quarterback for Green Bay this season and was sacked seven times.
Flynn was traded from the Seahawks to Oakland in April. He didn’t fare as well as he did in his last start for Green Bay against the same opponent.
He was 10 of 20 for 139 yards with an interception and two fumbles. In the last game of the 2011 regular season, while Rodgers rested for the playoffs, Flynn threw for 480 yards and six TDs in a 45-41 Green Bay victory over Detroit.
“They might have a lot of the same guys, but I can say they’re a different defense,” Flynn said. “They’re flying around, creating havoc.”