Lions stop road skid against Packers with 18-16 winSubmitted: 11/16/2015
GREEN BAY - Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions stopped a 24-game road losing streak against the Green Bay Packers when they held on for an 18-16 victory Sunday despite a late blunder by Calvin Johnson.

Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal as time expired after the Packers recovered an onside kick that was mishandled by Johnson with about 31 seconds left.

Detroit (2-7) had stopped Green Bay on a 2-point conversion attempt after Aaron Rodgers hit Justin Perillo for an 11-yard touchdown pass on the previous drive.

Stafford threw for 242 yards for the league-worst Lions, an organization that had been reeling following the midseason firings of the team president and general manager.

The Packers (6-3) lost their third straight game, but this was a new low after their two previous defeats came on the road to Super Bowl contenders Denver and Carolina.

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GREEN BAY - The Packers stormed back in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers Sunday.

The team was down 37-14 but then cut the lead to eight points.

The Packers had a chance to get within two points.

Aaron Rodgers had Randall Cobb wide open on the right side of the end zone but he ended up throwing an interception.

Rodgers saw that later on a tablet and then threw the tablet down.

He was clearly frustrated.

After the game, the quarterback took the blame for not making the play.

"It's frustration in the game, there's frustration in this game." Rodgers said. "It's exhilarating and also frustrating when you make a mistake like that. I mean I had an easy opportunity for a pitch and catch touchdown. I got scared by something. I can't explain it. "It's a mistake by myself."

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the Carolina Panthers took an important step toward best record in the NFC once the playoffs arrive with a 37-29 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Newton completed 15 of 30 passes for 297 yards and ran for 57 yards on nine carries in one of the better games of his five-year NFL career.

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MADISON - The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame got a little bit bigger Tuesday.

Badgers' men's basketball Head Coach Bo Ryan and Packers all-time leading receiver Donald Driver were inducted as the Hall of Fame's class of 2016.

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MADISON - The Badgers improved their record to 6-2 this weekend.

They beat the Fighting Illini 24-13.

But injuries are becoming a real issue.

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GREEN BAY - The Packers enjoyed a day off Sunday.

But the schedule looks tough from here.

You don't need to stop and smell the roses, you need to keep moving and smell the roses.

That's what Head Coach Mike McCarthy said about his team today at a press conference.

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MADISON - The Badgers still can't seem to find a way to run the ball without star running back Corey Clement.
Saturday the Badgers showed they're willing to put the ball in the hands of an inexperienced freshman at big moments.

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MADISON - The Badgers found it easy to keep the ball on the offensive side with running backs like Monte Ball and Melvin Gordon.

This year though the team has won by throwing the ball without star running back Corey Clement.
Even though there's more passing, the team ranks fourth in the Big Ten Conference in time of possession.
A stat the team doesn't necessarily care about.

"We like to get some more bigger plays to take some pressure off those long drives," Senior Wide Receiver Alex Erickson said. "But you've got to take what the defense is giving you and we kept chipping away."

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GREEN BAY - The Packers colors shined bright at Lambeau Sunday.

The Green and Gold extended its record to 5-0.

They beat the St. Louis Rams 24-10.

But Aaron Rodgers threw his first interception at home since 2012.

And he ended up throwing two.

But Green Bay's defense intercepted the Rams four times.

Rodgers says the defense is picking up the slack.

"We struggled on offense the last couple weeks so they've been excellent," Rodgers said. "They exploded with the turnovers today. The pick six was big in the fourth quarter from Q and obviously when you turn the ball over, you get picks in the redzone that directly impacts the game taking points off the board."

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MADISON - The Badgers pulled off an important win Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The win kept the team from losing its first two big ten games of 2015.

Joel Stave led a late drive to set up a game winning field goal by Rafael Gaglianone.

Coach Paul Chryst talked to the media Monday.

He noted the strong performance by a banged up offensive line.

"I think offensively we throw it 50 some times," Badgers Coach Paul Chryst said. "I thought guys did a pretty good job of protecting and I thought Joel stood in there and took some hits on those."
The Badgers were also able to establish a running game.

"We ended up getting the run game going a little bit and that helped," Chryst said. "One of the first plays we had, I think Dare had a 30 some yarder. I think that helped change the field position."

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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers turned the ball over three times in Sunday's 24-10 win over St. Louis.

The defense helped seal the win with another great performance.

They picked off Rams quarterback Nick Foles four times.

That includes the first two career picks for rookie Quinten Rollins.

It helped lift a not-so-sharp offense.

"It's been fun to watch the last two weeks," says Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who turned the ball over all three times. "We struggled on offense the last couple weeks, so they've been excellent. They've kind of exploded with the turnovers today. That pick six was big in the first quarter for us from Q[uinten Rollins], and then obviously, when you turn the ball over, you get picks in the red zone, that just directly impacts the game. Taking points off the board."

Coaches say this wasn't a typical win.

"Scrappy, a lot of adversity, up and down, but heck, it's great to have those kind of wins, and so 5-0 feels good," says Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

The Packers will play San Diego next week at Lambeau.

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