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  • Associated Press Lions receiver Marvin Jones catches a touchdown pass in front of the Packers' Davon House during the first half Monday.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 1:00 am

Detroit 30 Green Bay 17

Lions' Stafford dissects Packers

GENARO C. ARMAS | Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Matthew Stafford passed for 361 yards and two touchdowns to Marvin Jones, and the Detroit Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a 30-17 win on Monday night over the offensively challenged Green Bay Packers.

Stafford was 26 of 33, including 12 of 14 in the first half with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jones. Ameer Abdullah added a 4-yard touchdown run for Detroit (4-4).

Green Bay (4-4) finally got in the end zone on Brett Hundley's 1-yard quarterback sneak with 9:52 left.

The Lions answered with Stafford's 11-yard TD pass to Jones with 8:06 remaining, putting the game out of reach with a 17-point lead. Jones had seven catches for 107 yards.

The Packers have lost three straight games. Their once-potent offense has struggled since star quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone on Oct. 15 at Minnesota.

Hundley finished 26 of 38 for 245 yards. Cornerback Darius Slay blanketed Jordy Nelson when the Packers did try to throw long while the game was still competitive.

Without Rodgers, the Packers couldn't keep up with the accurate, rocket-armed Stafford.