Lions hand Packers easy points

The Detroit Lions woke up a sleeping giant early in the second half and then got squashed.

The Lions dominated the opening half and led 13-0. They came out of the locker room a bit overzealous, though, and handed the Packers a gift-wrapped field goal to open the second-half scoring.

Two dropped passes should have forced the Packers into a third-and-10 situation, but the second incompletion was wiped out by a questionable roughing-the-passer call against Pro Bowl defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

On the next play, the Lions were flagged for defensive holding, giving the Packers another first down. Favre then was forced to scramble and was sacked by Jared DeVries. DeVries, however, was flagged for a 15-yard facemask penalty — the Lions thought the miscue was worth only 5 yards — and Rogers cost the Lions another 15 yards with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty by arguing.

"You don't ever want to cost your team yardage and a score, but that's what happened," said Rogers. "I can't say I'm sorry enough to my teammates for losing my cool. I let my frustrations get the better of me today."

Suddenly, the Packers had the ball at Detroit's 33-yard line. Two plays later, Rogers helped the Packers convert a third-and-7 by bursting across the line of scrimmage before the snap. Najeh Davenport was able to convert the resulting third-and-short, and the Packers wound up scoring on a 36-yard field goal by Ryan Longwell.

The final numbers: The drive went nine plays for 63 yards. Fifty-five of those yards came on Lions penalties. With the Packers earning a single 5-yard infraction, their offense managed all of 13 yards on eight offensive snaps.

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