Packers-Lions: Game notes

Crosby wins league scoring title; Ryan rebounds; Coston injures leg

-- K Mason Crosby finished the regular season with 141 points to win the league scoring title among all players. The rookie also shattered Ryan Longwell's franchise scoring record for kickers, which was 131 points in the 2000 season. Crosby, a sixth-round draft pick, is the first rookie kicker to lead the league in scoring since Chicago's Kevin Butler in 1985.

-- RB Ryan Grant fell 44 yards short of 1,000 for the season. Grant had six carries for 57 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown, before leaving Sunday's game with a stinger late in the first quarter. The injury isn't considered serious. Grant has a rushing touchdown in six straight games, third-longest streak in team history.

-- RB Brandon Jackson relieved Grant as the featured back and starred with 20 carries for 113 yards. It was the rookie's first 100-yard game.

-- OG Junius Coston could be sidelined for an extended period because of an injury to his right calf, which he sustained in a backup role in the third quarter Sunday.

-- OG Jason Spitz, who started the game at right guard, was removed from the game after suffering a quadriceps injury in the second quarter.

-- CB Will Blackmon aggravated an injury to his right foot in the second quarter and didn't return to the game as a precautionary reason. Blackmon has been plagued by injuries to the foot since his rookie season in 2006. He missed more than a month earlier this season after suffering a fracture in the foot.

-- P Jon Ryan rebounded from a disastrous performance at Chicago the previous week by blasting a career-long 72-yard punt in the fourth quarter. It's the longest punt by a Packer since Sean Landeta had one of a similar distance in 1998 at Cincinnati.

-- QB Aaron Rodgers was deactivated as the No. 3 quarterback for a fourth straight game because of a hamstring injury. Rodgers is expected to be ready for duty as Brett Favre's top backup when Green Bay opens the playoffs Jan. 12.

-- FB Korey Hall missed a second straight game because of a hip injury. John Kuhn made his first start in Hall's absence Sunday. Hall should be ready to return for the postseason.

-- DT Shaun Rogers suffered an ankle injury in the season finale and was carted to the locker room near the end of the game.

-- FB Jon Bradley signed a two-year contract extension.

-- LB Buster Davis, a third-round pick by Arizona this year who spent most of the season on the Lions' practice squad, made his NFL debut Sunday. He played mostly on special teams.

-- DE Kalimba Edwards didn't even make the trip to Green Bay, as he didn't to San Diego two weeks ago. He went from starting right defensive to inactive and likely will be gone in the off-season.

-- RB Tatum Bell did not make the trip. He was expected to be active for the first time since October but suffered a foot injury during the week.

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