Despite an injury report nearly a mile long the Green Bay Packers are in first place all alone in the NFC North after toasting the Cleveland Browns 31-13 at Lambeau Field Sunday.
The air left the stadium mid-way through the fourth quarter when a hit to the head of tight end Jermichael Finley left him laying motionless for over ten minutes near mid field. A report relayed to the Packers Press Box moments after the stretcher left the field was that Finley had feeling and movement in all of his extremities.
The game got off to a quick start for Green Bay, up 14 nothing after the first quarter. A 10 yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Jermichael Finley who shed three would-be tacklers on his way into the end zone got Lambeau rocking early.
Moments later, Davon House intercepted his first ever NFL pass and set up the Packers with prime field position for Green Bay’s second score of the ball game. Eddie Lacey found the end zone on a one-yard touchdown.
Fast forward to the fourth quarter, when Jarrett Boykin caught his first career touchdown to put the final nail in the Cleveland coffin. A 20-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers for a quick six raised his totals on the day to eight receptions for 103 yards.
Also Sunday, Mason Crosby took over the third spot on the all-time Green Bay Packers scoring list. Lambeau Field held 77,804 fans Sunday afternoon. The Packers as a team rushed for 105 yards on 28carries.
The Detroit Lions lost at the end of regulation to the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 while the Chicago Bears lost their quarterback to injury and lost the game 45-41 to Washington.