Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Drew Stanton threw for the game's lone touchdown late in the fourth quarter for what proved to be the winning score as Detroit downed Green Bay, 7-3, in a defensive struggle at Ford Field.
Stanton ended the game with 117 yards on 10-of-22 passing with two interceptions for the Lions (3-10), who broke a five-game losing streak. Maurice Morris had 51 yards on 11 carries while Calvin Johnson had one catch for 44 yards in the win.
Meanwhile, the Packers (8-5) lost their All-Pro signal caller Aaron Rodgers, who suffered a concussion during the contest. Rodgers has shined in the series, coming into the game with a 5-0 record, throwing 14 touchdowns and a 105.3 passer rating. Instead, he found himself on the sideline for the entire second half after the injury.
Rodgers scrambled up the middle and was hit from behind by Landon Johnson with 2:43 left in the first half. Matt Flynn replaced Rodgers and completed 15- of-26 passes for 177 yards while getting picked off once for Green Bay, which has lost two of its last three.
Green Bay came into Sunday a game behind Chicago, which is currently hosting New England, for first place in the NFC North.
Miller was signed by Baltimore as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia. He was released during the final round of roster cuts and signed with the Patriots' practice squad. A week later Baltimore put him on their active roster. On Oct. 5, he was waived and signed to Baltimore's practice squad, where he had spent the last two months before signing with the Lions.
Currently, it's not known who will take Vanden Bosch's roster spot.
Alphonso Smith's surgery is reportedly going to be done by Dr. James Andrews, the man who has seen Matthew Stafford numerous times over the last couple of seasons for his shoulder injuries. Also, Andrews reportedly did surgery on Kevin Smith yesterday. Although he is out for the year because of a thumb injury, he had shoulder surgery for an issue that goes back to last season. Needless to say, Dr. James Andrews is a busy man when it comes to the Lions.