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Jones, defense help Packers beat Lions 22-9
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates with teammate T.J. Lang (70) after Rodgers threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to James Jones during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
October 6, 2013, 4:17 pm

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) 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.

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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