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Second score was Packers' clutch answer in Detroit

Rookie TE Tucker Kraft got his first NFL touchdown

TE Tucker Kraft
TE Tucker Kraft

GREEN BAY – The Packers scored, the Lions answered, and the Packers needed to answer back.

They did with a 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to give Green Bay two scores on its first two possessions for the first time all season, so it's the Chevy Drive of the Week from the 29-22 victory at Detroit on Thanksgiving.

The Packers led 7-6 thanks to the Lions missing an extra point when they began their second possession on their own 25 with 8:30 left in the first quarter.

Sandwiched around two AJ Dillon runs for six yards was a 16-yard completion over the middle to undrafted rookie WR Malik Heath, the first of his four receptions on the day.

A couple of snaps later, the Packers faced third-and-8, and QB Jordan Love hit WR Christian Watson right at the marker along the boundary for nine yards.

A check-down throw to Dillon followed for 11 yards, and then rookie WR Jayden Reed took an end-around handoff for 15 yards for a first down in the red zone, at the Detroit 18-yard line.

Love hit Watson again for eight yards and Dillon gained one on a run, setting up third-and-1 from the Detroit 9.

Thinking the officials had given the Packers a first down on a close spot, Head Coach Matt LaFleur called a play-action pass. When he was informed it was actually third-and-short, LaFleur was confident enough in the call and he stuck with it.

Good thing, as rookie TE Tucker Kraft leaked out into the flat off the play fake and Love's short throw led him to a stroll across the goal line for his first NFL touchdown.

The Packers led 14-6, and that advantage never got smaller until the final minute of the game.