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On Green Bay's next possession, Mason Crosby made a 39-yard field goal with 19 seconds to go after missing two field goals earlier in the game.
Finley had three receptions for 66 yards and a score for the Packers, who were able to strike somewhat of a balance with James Starks running for 74 yards.
Stafford completed just 17 of 39 passes -- missing many receivers badly -- for 266 yards with a 25-yard TD pass to Calvin Johnson that put Detroit ahead 17-14 late in the third quarter. Stafford also lost a fumble near midfield in the second quarter one drive after throwing a pass directly toward rookie cornerback Casey Hayward, who started for the injured Sam Shields.
The Lions also had some drama on the sideline with receivers coach Shawn Jefferson screaming at offensive coordinator Scott Linehan late in the game.
Johnson had five receptions for 143 yards and caught a TD pass from Stafford for the second straight week after they failed to connect for a score in the first eight games of the season.
Mikel Leshoure had 84 yards rushing and a 1-yard TD run that gave Detroit a 10-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
The Lions settled for field goals after driving inside the Green Bay 10 early and late in the game and those missed opportunities proved to be costly against a team that is building momentum.
NOTES: Lions OT Jeff Backus left in the first half with a hamstring injury that seemed to be in his right leg and coach Jim Schwartz said his 186-game starting streak is "definitely in jeopardy," against Houston.
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