GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers got two things Sunday night they haven’t had for most of the season: steady, conservative play from Brett Favre – and a big break.

Given a second chance after an apparent fourth-quarter safety was overturned, the Green Bay Packers drove 56 yards in overtime to set up Ryan Longwell’s 28-yard field goal to beat the Detroit Lions 16-13.

The Lions (4-9) wrapped up Packers running back Samkon Gado in the end zone with 6:59 remaining in regulation. Gado tried to toss the ball forward as he was being tackled and was flagged for intentional grounding, resulting in a safety that would have put the Lions ahead by 15-13. But officials huddled and overturned the call, saying it was a forward pass and Gado was outside the tackle box, giving the Packers another chance.

The Packers (3-10) were backed up in their territory after a goal-line stand by their defense. Linebacker Na’il Diggs stopped the Lions’ Jeff Garcia on a fourth-and-goal sneak.

Favre was 21-for-31 for 170 yards, throwing one interception at the end of regulation. Gado rushed for 171 yards and a touchdown.

AP-ES-12-12-05 0002EST


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