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Defense, Jones' long touchdown help Packers beat Johnson-less Lions 22-9

  • Green Bay Packers' Morgan Burnett (42), Tramon Williams (38), A.J. Hawk (50) and Ryan Pickett (79) stop Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Green Bay Packers' Morgan Burnett (42), Tramon Williams (38), A.J. Hawk (50) and Ryan Pickett (79) stop Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)  (The Associated Press)

  • Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson catches a pass in front of Detroit Lions' Glover Quin during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson catches a pass in front of Detroit Lions' Glover Quin during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)  (The Associated Press)

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to avoid Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh (90) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to avoid Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh (90) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)  (The Associated Press)

James Jones caught a long touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, and the Packers defense contained the undermanned Detroit Lions for a 22-9 win Sunday.

Mason Crosby kicked five field goals. The Packers' offense struggled to get into the end zone until Rodgers found Jones on an 83-yard completion down the left sideline for a 16-3 lead late in the third quarter.

It provided enough of a cushion for a defense that had the luxury of facing the Lions minus star receiver Calvin Johnson, out with a knee injury. Penalties also bogged down Detroit.

The Packers extended their winning streak in Wisconsin over the Lions to 23.