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Brett Favre's 15th season got off to a dreadful start in Detroit. Two of his three turnovers led to 10 points in a game in which scoring was scarce.
Detroit won its opener for a third straight year, but the Lions hope this season doesn't wind up like the last two -- or the two before that. Since 2001, the Lions have lost an NFL-high 48 games.
Joey Harrington threw two touchdown passes, including one to rookie Mike Williams with 4 minutes 13 seconds left, to give Detroit an early lead in the NFC North following losses by Minnesota and Chicago earlier in the day.
Favre then drove to the Detroit 12 before he was sacked twice and threw his second interception, a heave on fourth down from the 33 picked by Terrence Holt in the end zone. The three-time MVP finished 27 of 44 for 201 yards with two interceptions and one fumble.
The Packers had their worst day offensively since Sept. 13, 1992, when Tampa Bay beat them, 31-3, two weeks before Favre started his record streak of playing 227 straight games, including the playoffs. Green Bay didn't have a first down in the second half until its sixth drive.
Harrington was 15 of 28 for 167 yards with two touchdowns and no turnovers. Kevin Jones ran for 87 yards and Marcus Pollard caught five passes for 58 yards, including a nine-yard score on Detroit's second drive.
Green Bay's Ahman Green was held to 58 yards and Donald Driver had four catches for 48 yards.
Detroit: Pollard 9 yard pass from Harrington (Hanson kick), 5:02.
Green Bay: FG Longwell 50, 3:04.
Detroit: FG Hanson 21, 8:37.
Detroit: M. Williams 3 yard pass from Harrington (Hanson kick), 4:17.
PackersLionsFirst Downs 1318Total Net Yards 216254Rushes-Yards 17-4631-102Passing 170152Punt Returns 3-196-12Kickoff Returns 4-832-29Interceptions Ret. 0-02-0Comp-Att-Int 27-44-215-28-0Sacked-Yards Lost 4-312-15Punts 6-41.37-41.9Fumbles-Lost 4-12-0Penalties-Yards 14-1004-38Time Of Possession 31:0428:56 RUSHING
Green Bay: Green 12-58, Davenport 3-0, Favre 1-(minus 1), Sander 1-(minus 11).
Detroit: Jones 25-87, Harrington 3-14, Bryson 3-1.
Green Bay: Favre 27-44-2-201.
Green Bay: Green 5-34, Driver 4-48, Walker 4-27, Franks 4-27, Fisher 4-24, Henderson 3-20, Chatman 1-11, Martin 1-6, Ferguson 1-4.
Detroit: Pollard 5-58, Johnson 2-38, R. Williams 2-13, Jones 2-9, C. Rodgers 1-31, Smith 1-8, Bryson 1-7, M. Williams 1-3.
MISSED FIELD GOALS