Packers shake off opening loss, down Lions

Aaron Jones scored four touchdowns Monday night, three on passes from Aaron Rodgers, as the Green Bay Packers bounced back from a Week 1 blowout loss by topping the visiting Detroit Lions 35-17.Jones rushed 17 times for 67 yards and caught six passes for 48 yards for Green Bay, which took over in the second half, scoring on its first three possessions. The Packers’ defense, which was carved up by Jared Goff in the first half, stiffened considerably after halftime.Rodgers, who was under fire during a 38-3 blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints a week ago, enjoyed an impressive bounce-back performance against Detroit (0-2). He completed 22 of 27 passes for 255 yards and four scores, including a 22-yard connection with Robert Tonyan early in the third quarter that gave the Packers the lead for good at 21-17.Green Bay (1-1) made it a two-score game with seven seconds left in the third when Rodgers found Jones for an 11-yard touchdown pass, finishing off an 11-play, 75-yard drive that chewed up nearly six minutes.After Goff fumbled on the Lions’ next possession, Jones concluded the game’s competitive phase with 12:42 left, barreling in from the 1.It was a far cry from the first half, when Detroit stood toe-to-toe with the Packers as Goff picked out open teammates at will against a defense that couldn’t mount a pass rush or cover receivers. The Lions needed just seven plays to score on the game’s opening drive, Goff hitting Quintez Cephus with a 5-yard scoring strike.

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