Packers at Lions: James Jones hauls in tough catch over the middle (GIF)


Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy prior to a NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers, while missing Aaron Rodgers, have to feel at least a little more comfortable having Matt Flynn back in the fold. At least he’s proven once before that he can make things work in this system when Rodgers isn’t on the field.

Still, he’s going to need the help of his receivers, which he got today from one of his main targets, James Jones.

In the second quarter, Flynn dropped back and found himself under a lot of duress, but he was able to get the ball off. When he did, he found threw in a dart to Jones who needed to use every ounce of concentration he had to pull it in:

Plays like those are what can make a difference in an important divisional game such as this one. Well, that and the Lions have already turned the ball over three times to the Pack, one of which resulted in a TD.

If the Lions keep that up, Flynn and the Packers offense will have all the chances in the world to make some plays.

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