Week 1 of the NFL season looked very different for Jared Goff and Aaron Rodgers, even though both started the season 0-1.
Rodgers turned in one of the worst performances of his career in recent memory as part of a 38-3 rout by the Saints where he had just 133 passing yards on roughly 53 percent of his passes and added two interceptions as well.
He admitted he didn’t play well in Week 1, and provided an interesting explanation for his two interception performance, but reminded people the last time he opened the season throwing two interceptions, he won his only Super Bowl.
Goff, meanwhile, turned in a serviceable performance in Week 1 against the 49ers and played well enough in the third and fourth quarter to keep the game interesting.
Trailing 38-10 with 7:54 left in the third, Goff and the Lions outscored the Lions 23-3 the rest of the way en route to a three touchdown, 300+ yard day for the Detroit signal caller, but it wasn’t enough for the Lions to come all the way back and win.
The Packers called up former Notre Dame wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown ahead of the game to get another weapon in the rotation for Aaron Rodgers while his brother, Amon-Ra, plays for the Lions.
The Lions will be without one of their top receivers in Tyrell Williams, who’s in the concussion protocol, and could be without one of their top running backs in D’Andre Swift, who’s currently listed as questionable with a groin injury.
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8:47 p.m.: The first incompletion of the game is by Goff on third-and-9 and the refs call an intentional grouding on top of that. Detroit punts it away on fourth-and-28 from the Detroit 37. Packers take over at their own 18.
End first quarter: Packers 7, Lions 7.
8:42 p.m.: Jared Goff starts the game 7-of-7 as he finds Cephus again to end the first quarter with the game still knotted at 7.
8:38 p.m.: The Lions have gone to D’Andre Swift on the last few plays and it’s worked as they approach midfield.
8:33 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PACKERS. It’s been the Aaron Jones show so far for Green Bay iand it continues as Jones hauls it in for a 4 yard touchdown to tie it up. Packers 7, Lions 7.
8:30 p.m.: Rodgers hits tight end Robert Tonyan for 19 yards and the Packers are in the redzone.
8:27 p.m.: Aaron Rodgers’ first pass of the night goes for 20 yards to Davante Adams, and the Packers are starting to march downfield.
8:26 p.m.: The Packers are opting to run the ball early, with their first three offensive plays coming on Aaron Jones runs to pick up a few first downs.
8:24 p.m.: The Packers will start on their own 25 after a touchback on the kickoff following the Lions’ touchdown.
8:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN LIONS. Jared Goff hits Cephus again, this time in the edzone to cap off a seven play, 75 yard drive that took 4:24 off the board. Lions 7, Packers 0.
8:17 p.m.: Goff hits Quintez Cephus for 46 yards on third-and-1 and the Lions are poised to strike early. Impressive play by Goff to move in the pocket and create a better throwing lane.
8:15 p.m.: The Lions win the toss and will start with the ball at their own 25.
What channel is Packers vs. Lions on today?
The second week of NFL action will wrap up on Monday with ESPN airing its “Monday Night Football” matchup of the Packers vs. the Lions. Steve Levy will be on play-by-play, Brian Griese and Louis Reddick will provide analysis, Lisa Salters will be reporting from the sideline, and John Parry will serve as the rules analyst. Coverage of this broadcast will be on ESPN, with the option to stream from either the ESPN app or on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Fans can also watch the “Monday Night Football” matchup on ESPN2, where brothers Peyton and Eli Manning will be back for their MegaCast. That broadcast can also be streamed on ESPN+ or on fuboTV.
Packers vs. Lions start time
The Packers and Lions are expected to kickoff their matchup at 8:15 p.m. ET from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Packers schedule 2021
Lions schedule 2021
Monday Night Football schedule 2021
There will be 17 “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 even though there is no doubleheader. That’s because the season has extended to 17 games over 18 weeks. There will be no “Monday Night Football” during Week 18; all games will be played on Sunday.
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