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Lions bounce back from poor start to score 37 straight points in 40-10 rout against Packers

  • Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) fumbles during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) fumbles during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Jeremy Ross (12) jumps over the Green Bay Packers defense on the opening kickoff during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Jeremy Ross (12) jumps over the Green Bay Packers defense on the opening kickoff during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) is stopped by Green Bay Packers free safety M.D. Jennings (43) and inside linebacker A.J. Hawk (50) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) is stopped by Green Bay Packers free safety M.D. Jennings (43) and inside linebacker A.J. Hawk (50) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Matthew Stafford made up for some mistakes with three touchdown passes, including one to Calvin Johnson, to help the Detroit Lions score 37 straight points after an awful start to beat the Green Bay Packers 40-10 on Thursday.

The Lions (7-5) had lost their last two games, five consecutive against Green Bay and a franchise-record nine straight in their annual showcase on Thanksgiving.

The Packers (5-6-1) have a five-game winless streak for the first time since 2008, showing how valuable Aaron Rodgers is for the franchise. Rodgers has missed four-plus games since fracturing his left collarbone.

Matt Flynn became the fourth starting quarterback for Green Bay this year and was sacked seven times, once by Ndamukong Suh for a safety.

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