Green Bay Packers defeat Detroit Lions, 34-12

Detroit — Wishing you were here doesn't quite cut it in the National Football League.

Paying tribute to comrades Aaron Kampman and Al Harris the best way possible, their replacements played well enough Thursday so the injured veterans weren't noticeably missed as the Green Bay Packers thumped the Detroit Lions, 34-12, at Ford Field.

"They understand they've got a responsibility," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. "They've got to perform for the other guys that a...

Detroit — For most, 1,200 miles and a whole lot of sunshine separate Tampa from Detroit.

But for the Green Bay Packers, it's more like light-years and night from day.

It was just 19 days ago that the Packers suffered what appeared to be a knockout blow at Raymond James Stadium, losing to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers to fall to 4-4.

Coming on the heels of humiliation at the hands of Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field, the Packers ...

Detroit — Tight end Jermichael Finley left Ford Field with an unsatisfied feeling after the Green Bay Packers' 34-12 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday.

But it didn't have anything to do with getting only three catches, or the ball in the end zone that was deflected by the Lions.

Finley wanted revenge for a vicious hit by Lions rookie Louis Delmas in the second quarter, but he never got it.

"Oh yeah, no doubt it was," Finley said when asked if Delmas' hit ...

DETROIT: Calvin Johnson, 1-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick), 13:04 left.

How they scored: DE Turk McBride forced a fumble from Jordy Nelson on the opening kickoff and LB Jordon Dizon recovered at the GB 20. "Fumbling the opening kickoff, that's bad," special teams coach Shawn Slocum said. Johnson beat Charles Woodson in the right corner on a back-shoulder fade. "It was a good day but I gave up a touchdown, so that kind of puts a little cloud over it...