Quick take: Favre, Packers hold off Lions

It was over when...
On the opening drive of the second half, Packers QB Brett Favre threw a 43-yard strike to WR Koren Robinson, who was pushed out of bounds at the Detroit 4-yard line. Favre then found WR Greg Jennings in the end zone on the very next play, giving Green Bay a 24-9 lead. Detroit came back in the fourth quarter to bring the score within 34-26, but a late Mason Crosby field goal with 1:44 remaining sealed the Packers win.

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Favre fumbled the ball on Green Bay's first play from scrimmage -- leading to a Lions field goal -- and that was just about the only mistake he made all day. Favre finished the game 31-of-41 for a season-high 381 yards. He threw three touchdown passes -- two to Jennings (five receptions, 60 yards) and one to WR Koren Robinson (two receptions, 50 yards). At one point Favre connected on 20 straight passes, breaking the Packers record of 18 consecutive completions.

Key stat
The Packers won depite giving up 134 rushing yards to the Lions (led by RB Kevin Jones' 20 carries for 93 yards and one touchdown) and losing the time of possession battle 34:19 to 25:36.

Noteworthy
Green Bay was held to zero first downs in the first quarter, but recorded eight in the second quarter and 17 more in the second half. ... The Packers defense held the Lions to just three field goals and zero touchdowns in the first half. ... Packers WR Donald Driver recorded season highs in receptions (10) and yards (147). ... Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (two tackles, one sack) left the game in the first half with an ankle injury. X-rays came back negative, but he did not return to the game. ... Packers CB Charles Woodson left the game in the first half with a toe injury and did not return. ... Detroit's loss marks the fourth consecutive season they have lost on Thanksgiving Day.

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