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  • Associated PressDetroit Lions' Tony Scheffler catches a pass in front of Green Bay Packers' A.J. Hawk (50) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 22-9.

      Associated PressDetroit Lions' Tony Scheffler catches a pass in front of Green Bay Packers' A.J. Hawk (50) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 22-9.

 
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- James Jones caught a long touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, and the Packers defense contained the undermanned Detroit Lions for a 22-9 win Sunday.

Mason Crosby kicked five field goals. The Packers' offense struggled to get into the end zone until Rodgers found Jones on an 83-yard completion down the left sideline for a 16-3 lead late in the third quarter.

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It provided enough of a cushion for a defense that had the luxury of facing the Lions minus star receiver Calvin Johnson, out with a knee injury. Penalties also bogged down Detroit.

The Packers extended their winning streak in Wisconsin over the Lions to 23.

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