Rodgers and King taken off of Packers injury list

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While a 423-yard day through the air wasn't enough to lift the Packers past the Lions in a 31-23 loss, Adams' 88 yards in the second half alone helped jumpstart Green Bay's offense after a slow start.

Detroit (2-3) earned a win it desperately needed under first-year coach Matt Patricia, going into its bye week. "I've got to play better and we've got to play better, because last week was unacceptable". It didn't end up resulting in a win but that's good for his confidence.

Not even Aaron Rodgers can lead a comeback after being 24 points down at halftime. But the disturbing start to the season in which Rodgers suffered the left knee injury in the opener and then created a stir with his postgame comments a week ago that were viewed largely as a criticism of his longtime head coach, Mike McCarthy, it's at the very least a season teetering on the edge of disaster.

In the second half, he missed a 56-yarder and an extra point. And the Crosby missed from 42 yards off the right upright and then wide right from 38. He connected on a field goal with 2 seconds left, but that wasn't of much consolation after his poor performance.

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Mason Crosby missed three first-half field goals. Would the Packers, who fell to 2-2-1, consider making a change? Crosby jogged onto the field, but the Packers chose to go for it. Rodgers scrambled for the first down, setting up Green Bay's second touchdown.

Patricia, though, didn't think the Lions' cushion was comfortable.

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"It was big to chew up some time to give our defence a little bit of a rest and come away with some points", Stafford said.

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- While attempting to drive for points before the half, Rodgers was stripped-sacked again, giving the Lions a chance from 29 yards out with a minute left. Adams has scored in 10 straight road games, equaling a league record set by Tommy McDonald of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1959 to 1961. He is one of Aaron Rodgers' top targets this season as he has caught 28 passes for 285 with three touchdowns in four games. I missed a couple I usually hit. "We need to do something about that".

Detroit had success on defence, going after Rodgers with just four players and dropping seven into coverage. I think they're progressing, but it's easy to say that in practice.

"This is how the week goes sometimes", McCarthy said. The kick bounced off the Packers' Kevin King and Detroit recovered at the 1-yard line. Now the three rookies may go from being criticized in practice to playing very significant roles in an important game against a division rival.

Lions: Off until playing at Miami on October 21.

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