Sports
6:15 am
Mon October 19, 2009

Rodgers shakes off sacks, Packers beat Lions 26-0

GREEN BAY, WI – Aaron Rodgers got knocked around again but still managed to have a big day against the Detroit Lions' defense, throwing for 358 yards with two touchdowns and an
interception in the Green Bay Packers' 26-0 victory Sunday.

Donald Driver became the franchise's career receptions leader with a first-quarter catch and rookie outside linebacker Clay Matthews III had two sacks as the Packers (3-2) turned in a dominant defensive effort against an undermanned Lions offense.

Detroit (1-5) was without rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson because of injuries - and it showed, as the Lions managed only 79 yards of total offense in the first half. Backup quarterback Daunte Culpepper hurt his hamstring in the third quarter and was replaced by third-stringer Drew
Stanton.