OFFENSE | C
With Eddie Lacy as the primary back Sunday, the Packers hit 180 yards rushing for a second straight game. Randall Cobb’s 67-yard run and James Jones’ 83-yard touchdown catch broke the game open. Going 0-for-2 in the red zone won’t cut it.
With superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson out, the Lions turned to halfback Reggie Bush, but the Packers kept him contained as a runner and receiver. The five sacks were all by linebackers. A.J. Hawk was all over the field.
SPECIAL TEAMS | B
Mason Crosby was 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts, keeping him perfect for the season and justifying Mike McCarthy’s faith in him. Cobb and Micah Hyde, the rotating punt returners, couldn’t do much with Sam Martin’s booming punts.
COACHING | B
Dom Capers learned about Johnson 90 minutes before the game and adjusted his game plan to focus on Bush. Why did McCarthy run 200-pound Johnathan Franklin on fourth-and-1 at Cincinnati and not the 230-pound Lacy on two third-and-1s Sunday?
OVERALL | B
Although the Lions were limited without Johnson, they put up a strong, physical fight. The Packers sparred with the Lions until they finally found a few openings, then capitalized for a victory that put them right back in the division race.