Live updates: Crosby misses FG, Lions win 18-16

Al Willman
The Detroit News

Final stats


Matthew Stafford (DET): 24-of-38, 242 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception

Aaron Rodgers (GB): 35-of-61, 333 yards, 2 touchdowns


Joique Bell (DET): 14 carries, 17 yards

Ameer Abdullah (DET): 5 carries, 15 yards

James Starks (GB): 15 carries, 42 yards


Calvin Johnson (DET): 6 catches, 81 yards

Lance Moore (DET): 3 catches, 29 yards, 1 touchdown

Justin Perillo (GB): 5 catches, 54 yards, 1 touchdown

Richard Rodgers (GB): 5 catches, 32 yards, 1 touchdown

Special teams

Matt Prater (DET): 2-of-2 field goals (49, 51), 0-of-2 extra points

Ameer Abdullah (DET): 2 kick returns, 134 yards (104-yard return to start third quarter)

Mason Crosby (GB): 1-of-2 field goals (44), 1-of-1 extra points

Crosby misses field goal, Lions win

After Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson missed the onside kick attempt, allowing the Packers to recover, Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal attempt as time expired, giving the Lions the 18-16 win over the Packers at Lambeau Field. The win for the Lions is their first at Lambeau since 1991.

Packers score late

With 32 seconds left, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers connected with tight end Justin Perillo for the 11-yard touchdown pass. Needing to convert the two-point attempt to tie the game at 18-18, Rodgers' pass to Davante Adams was incomplete. The Lions are ahead 18-16.

Lawson, Wilson leave game in 4th

Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson appeared to be injured late in the fourth quarter, while making a tackle on Green Bay tight end Richard Rodgers. Lawson lay face down on the field for several minutes being tended to by Lions medical staff. Lawson walked off under his own power. His return is unknown.

Cornerback Josh Wilson was injured on the next play, and according to Josh Katzenstein of The News, did not have any weight on his right leg while being helped off the field.

Lions respond with touchdown

After Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford connected with Golden Tate for 43 yards, setting up a first-and-goal, he found Lance Moore for a 4-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Matt Prater missed the extra point, for the second time today, and with 1:57 to go, the Lions lead 18-10.

Green Bay chips away at Detroit lead

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers found tight end Richard Rodgers for a 3-yard touchdown. It capped a 12 play, 57 yard drive -- including a pair of third-and-long conversions. With 5:55 to go in regulation, the Lions are ahead 12-10.

Prater makes long field goal, adds to Lions lead

The Lions capitalized on the interception thrown by Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Despite being short of a first down, Lions kicker Matt Prater made a 51-yard field goal. With 13:10 to go in the fourth quarter, the Lions are up 12-3.

Stafford picked off, Lions still lead 9-3 after 3

The Lions, after forcing Green Bay to punt on its first two drives of the second half, seemed to have the offense moving. Detroit, on its 12th play, however, turned the ball over. Quarterback Matthew Stafford's pass was intercepted by Green Bay safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix, ending the long drive. The Lions defense forced Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers to throw a pick of his own, and at the end of the quarter the Lions are still ahead 9-3.

Big return sets up touchdown

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah came up just short of a touchdown -- half a yard short -- with a 104-yard kick return to open the second half. Three plays later, quarterback Matthew Stafford found tight end Brandon Pettigrew for the 3-yard score. Matt Prater missed the PAT, and with 13:33 to go in the third quarter, the Lions lead 9-3.

The 104-yard return for Abdullah is tied for the team's third-longest return, and ties Percy Harvin's 104-yarder in 2011 as the longest non-scoring play in NFL history.

Halftime stats


Matthew Stafford (DET): 10-of-18, 83 yards

Aaron Rodgers (GB): 15-of-23, 114 yards


Joique Bell (DET): 5 carries, 13 yards

Ameer Abdullah (DET): 3 carries, 5 yards

James Starks (GB): 9 carries, 27 yards


Calvin Johnson (DET): 2 catches, 32 yards

Lance Moore (DET): 1 catch, 10 yards

Davante Adams (GB): 7 catches, 55 yards

Randall Cobb (GB): 3 catches, 20 yards

Starks (GB): 2 catches, 18 yards

Special teams

Matt Prater (DET): 1 field goal (49)

Mason Crosby (GB): 1 field goal (44)

Lions tie late in first half

Lions kicker Matt Prater made a 49-yard field goal to tie the game at 3-3 late in the first half. Both defenses have been tight, forcing punts for most of the half.

Lions defense adjusts

After allowing a field goal on a 13-play drive, the Lions defense has adjusted. It forced Green Bay to punt three times (two on three-and-outs) and has limited Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to only one first down (18-yard pass to Davante Adams)

Lions offense starts slowly

The Detroit Lions are off to a slow start. The offense has gone three-and-out on its first two drives and it has gained a total of a yard. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is 0-of-3 for 0 yards, and the combination of running backs Joique Bell (two rushes, -1 yard) and Ameer Abdullah (one carry, two yards) have yet to break free.

Packers strike first

13 plays into their opening drive, the Green Bay Packers scored first. Mason Crosby made a 44-yard field goal off the left upright. With 10:06 to go in the first quarter, the Packers lead 3-0.

Packers, Lions honor France with moment of silence

Prior to kickoff, the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions honored the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, France with a moment of silence.

Johnson will play, Mathis to IR

The Lions will be without cornerback Rashean Mathis (concussion), who was placed on the season-ending injured reserve earlier this week. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) will play, according to Josh Katzenstein of The News.

Ameer Abdullah returns the opening kickoff of the second half to the Green Bay 1-yard line.