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Key to the Game; Noteworthy Numbers

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How did the Packers beat the Lions? One look at this quick-hitting story tells the tale from Sunday. The key to the game? Green Bay's defense taking away Calvin Johnson in the second half. Plus, 10 killer numbers from the game.

DETROIT – Packer Report reviews the Green Bay Packers' 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field. Key to the game The man with the cartoon nickname was edited out of the second-half script. Calvin Johnson, who tore apart the Packers for 11 catches for 244 yards and one touchdown in the finale at Lambeau Field last season, looked like he was on his way to another monster game...

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