GREEN BAY, Wis. Cody Kessler Jersey . -- James Jones wouldnt be denied a Lambeau leap after a long touchdown catch. So when a Lions fan -- sitting in enemy territory, no less -- pushed him out of the stands, the Packers receiver tried to make the traditional celebratory jump one more time. Success. His 83-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter was just the big-play spark the Packers needed to liven up an offence that otherwise settled for field goals in a 22-9 win Sunday over the undermanned Detroit Lions. "Yeah, man, a Detroit Lion fan pushed me out of there one time," Jones said. "I had to double jump." Mason Crosby kicked five field goals. The defence contained Reggie Bush and took advantage of an offence playing without star receiver Calvin Johnson, who had missed a couple days of practice last week with a knee injury. With Megatron out, Jones stole the show with a highlight-reel catch. Jones had a step on his man down the left sideline, and Aaron Rodgers delivered a perfectly timed throw. With another defensive back closing in around the 15, Jones turned right about 45 degrees to get into the end zone for a 16-3 lead with 3:12 left in the third quarter. He took a bow while dancing on his heels. Hes glad he didnt get caught. "I was hoping, because I never wouldve heard the end of it from everybody in here," said Jones, who finished with four catches for 127 yards and barely missed another long score after his foot grazed the sideline in the end zone. The Packers (2-2) extended their winning streak in Wisconsin over the Lions (3-2) to 23. Rodgers was 20 for 30 for 274 yards, and Eddie Lacy ran for 99 yards on 23 carries in his return from a concussion. Randall Cobb set up Crosbys 31-yard field goal in the third quarter with a 67-yard dash into Lions territory after lining up in the backfield. Crosby also was good from 26 and 52 yards in the first half and added makes from 42 and 45 in the fourth quarter. For a change, defence set the pace for Green Bay before the offence caught up. The Packers recorded five sacks, all from their linebackers, including one from Clay Matthews before he left with a thumb injury. "We didnt get it done well enough today -- offence, defence or special teams," coach Jim Schwartz said. "With or without Calvin, that was the story of the game -- not whether Calvin played or not." But the wideout was still clearly missed. Reggie Bush was held to 44 yards on 13 carries and four catches for 25 yards. The Packers improved run defence mostly contained the dangerous Bush on first-down runs, leaving the Lions with long second- and third-down situations. Still, the Lions trailed by just 16 late because Green Bay had to settle for field goals. They drove to the Packers 30 with 7:16 left before three straight incompletions left them headed back to the sideline. Detroit especially felt Johnsons absence then. A pass attempt on fourth-and-3 went awry after Kris Durham slipped on the turf. Schwartz declined to offer more details on the extent of Johnsons injury. He missed his first regular-season game since 2010. Matthew Stafford, who finished 25 for 40 for 262 yards, said he had an inkling Saturday that Johnson might be out. "Hes one of the guys on our team that can stretch the field," Stafford said. "I know he wanted to be out there. Its a tough situation we were in." The Lions only touchdown came late when Stafford found Durham for a 13-yard score. "Just being able to keep them in short and intermediate passes definitely helped us out," linebacker Mike Neal said. "Calvins a big part of their game plan, and without him, I think they put a lot on other guys. It was a big plus for us." Notes: Packers starting LB Brad Jones left in the first half with a hamstring injury. Later, his replacement, Robert Francois, had to be helped off the field favouring his right leg. ... For the Lions, starting RT Jason Fox left with a knee injury, while backup RB Theo Riddick was also out after being evaluated for a head injury. ... Crosbys five field goals tied a team record shared by two other Packers. ... . The teams combined for 17 penalties, 10 for the Packers. Raymond Clayborn Jersey . After seven wins in a row, they have to do it one more time to get into the playoffs. Marshall Newhouse Jersey . To be fair, the celebrations are already anything but tame. Nerf ball tricks shots are just the tip of the iceberg for a group that has performed in zero gravity, faced pro-skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and an assembled team on the MTV series "Fantasy Factory", and even hit a basketball trick shot from a passing blimp. CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox jumped ahead, and the Detroit Tigers came right back. Jose Abreu had a big two-run homer for the White Sox, and Victor Martinez responded with one of his own for the AL Central leaders. Adam Eaton loved every minute of it. Eaton had a key run-scoring single in the sixth inning, and the White Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Tigers on Monday night. "South Siders, were grinders," said Eaton, acquired from Arizona in a three-team December trade. "Were going to try to do the little things right and grind games out. I think that was as close to a boxing match as you can get. "Grinding it out, and I wouldnt have a baseball game any other way. I think thats how its supposed to be played." Gordon Beckham had three hits and Conor Gillaspie drove in two runs as Chicago bounced back from a sluggish trip to Southern California. The White Sox took two of three from the Dodgers before getting swept in a weekend series against the Angels. Martinez, Miguel Cabrera and Eugenio Suarez connected for Detroit, which has dropped seven of nine. Cabrera went 2 for 4 while serving as the designated hitter after leaving Sunday nights 5-3 loss to Boston with left hamstring tightness. "I feel better than yesterday," Cabrera said. "In the last couple innings, it was tightening. But hopefully I can come back tomorrow in the field and get loose again." Martinezs two-run shot off Hector Noesi (2-4) trimmed Chicagos lead to 5-4 in the sixth. But the White Sox got a big run in the bottom half on Eatons single and held on to win the opener of a nine-game homestand. Ronald Belisario worked a shaky ninth for his sixth save. "We had so many people contribute in so many different ways," Gillaspie said. Alex Avila hit an RBI double off Belisario before the right-hander retired Suarez on a deep fly to centre. Pinch-runner Rajai Davis advanced to third on the play, but Belisario struck out Ian Kinsler and got pinch-hitter Torii Hunter to ground to third for the final out. Rick Porcello (8-4) struggled through five-plus inninngs for Detroit, allowing six runs and nine hits. Babe Parilli Jersey. He also committed a costly throwing error that set up Eatons run-scoring hit. "I just couldnt find any consistency in executing pitches," Porcello said. "I mean, we face these guys a lot. They know what youre going to do, and when youre not on point, on your game, theyre going to get all over it." Porcello was 9-1 with a 2.35 ERA in his previous 12 starts against the White Sox. The 25-year-old right-hander went 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA in three starts at U.S. Cellular Field last season. Noesi was charged with four runs and seven hits over 5 2-3 innings in his second straight win. The right-hander, claimed off waivers from Texas in April, pitched six solid innings against the Dodgers in his previous start. "Hes giving us a chance to win," manager Robin Ventura said. "He has been great. The changeup for him has really been a factor that has got him to this point." The White Sox scored three times in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead. Gillaspie drove in Beckham with his second RBI single and Abreu followed with a drive to centre for his 18th homer. Abreu had two hits after he went 1 for 12 in the sweep by the Angels. Cabrera watched for a brief moment as his one-out drive in the fourth sailed over the wall in left for his 12th homer. J.D. Martinez then singled with two down, but Gillaspie robbed Nick Castellanos of extra bases with a leaping grab at third for the final out. Suarez went deep in the fifth, tying it at 2. It was his second homer in his fourth major league game since he was promoted from Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday. NOTES: Victor Martinez has 15 homers and 15 strikeouts this season. ... White Sox GM Rick Hahn said the team has a "positive history" with agent Scott Boras and thinks they will be able to work together again when it comes to top draft pick Carlos Rodon. The White Sox grabbed the left-hander with the No. 3 overall selection Thursday night. The deadline for signing most amateur draft picks is July 18. ... Tigers RHP Justin Verlander (6-5, 4.19 ERA) faces LHP John Danks (4-5, 4.32) on Tuesday night. ' ' '
6 déc. 2019