Packers pick up first round bye with last-second win over Lions

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby raises his arms after making the winning field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Detroit. Lions defensive back Mike Ford (38) looks on. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers (13-3) just barely survived a massacre in Motown by mounting a second half comeback against the Detroit Lions (3-12-1).

In poetic fashion, K Mason Crosby sealed the 23-20 victory at Ford Field with a last-second field goal. It's redemption for Crosby who missed four field goals at the stadium in a Packers loss to the Lions in 2018.

The win gives the Packers a first round bye in the playoffs and keeps them in the running for home field advantage.

The Packers offense started out sluggish. Aaron Rodgers was 1-for-7 in the first quarter. The Packers were down 17-3 at the half.

Rodgers and the offense turned it around in the second half, putting up 20 points and eventually sealing the deal.

RB Aaron Jones topped 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career.

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Packers RT Bryan Bulaga is being evaluated for a concussion. Jared Veldheer is in. C Corey Linsey is ruled out due to a back injury.

The Packers have another successful drive, but are unable to put it in the end zone. Mason Crosby hits a 40-yard field goal. Lions - 17 Packers - 13.

The Lions pick up a 56-yard field goal. Lions - 20 Packers - 13.

The Packers go three-and-out and punt.

Lions QB David Blough is sacked by Blake Martinez and then Blough throws an interception to Blake Martinez. The Lions are penalized 15 yards for a personal foul after the play.

The Packers face a 4th and 1. Rodgers and Adams connect to pick up the 1st down.

On 3rd and 10, Rodgers connects with Allen Lazard for a 28-yard touchdown. Packers - 20 Lions - 20.

The Packers defense steps up and forces the Lions to punt with just over three minutes left.

Rodgers connects with Lazard for a 1st down. Lazard is hurt on the play and walks off the field. He's getting his left ankle taped.

Rodgers goes long for Jake Kumerow on 3rd and 20 and is intercepted.

The Lions fail to take advantage of the INT and go three-and-out.

On the next drive, Packers K Mason Crosby hits the last second field goal for a 23-20 victory.


Aaron Rodgers overthrows a wide-open Allen Lazard.

Aaron Rodgers hits Jimmy Graham for a 20-yard play to convert on 3rd down.

One-thousand-yard man Aaron Jones runs it to the Lions 36.

Bryan Bulaga is called for a false start--five yard penalty.

Rodgers continues to overthrow his receivers, setting up a 51-yard field goal. Mason Crosby misses. Lions - 17 Packers - 3.

Packers defense steps up to hold the Lions to a punt.

Rodgers is 8 for 10 on the 95-yard drive.

Rodgers connections with Davante Adams for a touchdown. Lions - 17 Packers - 10.

The Packers defense holds Lions to a three-and-out.


Aaron Rodgers connects with Davante Adams for a 17-yard catch, but Adams was out of bounds. Catch is challenged and called back.

Lions blitz and Aaron Rodgers is sacked on third down. Packers punt. Rodgers is 2-for-9.

Packers defense holds Lions to a punt.

Packers C Corey Linsley is questionable with a back injury. Lucas Patrick is in at center.

Packers fail to put a drive together and punt.

Lions QB David Blough nearly runs it into the end zone but falls just short. It's 4th and goal and Lions go for it and pick up the touchdown. Lions - 14 Packers - 0.

Packers RB Aaron Jones misses a diving catch and his hurt in the process. Packers doctor looking at his right hand on the sidelines.

Rodgers connects with Jimmy Graham twice and then to Davante Adams in Lions territory.

Aaron Rodgers connects with Geronimo Allison, who fumbles. Packers recover.

Aaron Jones is back in the game.

Packers settle for a touchdown near the end the half. Lions - 14 Packers - 3.

With 20 seconds left in the half, Ty Johnson rushes into Packers territory--within field goal range for Matt Prater. Lions - 17 Packers - 3.


Packers win the toss and defer. Lions start with ball. Za'Darius Smith called for roughing the passer on first play - 15 yard penalty.

Lions are unable to convert on 3rd and 4 and punt.

Jimmy Graham drops a pass from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers go three-and-out.

Packers LB Preston Smith comes off the field, gets ankle taped.

Lions get on board first with a trick play reverse touchdown. Danny Amendola tosses 19-yard touchdown to Lions QB David Blough. Lions - 7 Packers - 0.

Aaron Rodgers hits Davante Adams for a 17-yard completion.

Packers go for it on 4th and 1 and pick up the first down with an Aaron Jones run.

The Packers are called for back-to-back penalties--pass interference by Davante Adams and too many men on the field.

Marques Valdez-Scantling drops a pass. Packers punt.

It's a quick three-and-out for the Lions on the next drive.

Packers RB Aaron Jones hits 1,000 yards rushing as the quarter ends. It's Jones' first 1,000-yard season.


* 11 WR Ryan Grant 
* 25 S Will Redmond 
* 30 RB Jamaal Williams 
* 45 FB Danny Vitale 
* 70 T/G Alex Light 
* 79 T John Leglue

* 28 CB Michael Jackson
* 30 CB Dee Virgin
* 36 RB Wes Hills
* 69 DE Jonathan Wynn
* 71 T Rick Wagner
* 74 G Caleb Benenoch
* 91 DT A'Shawn Robinson