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Rodgers throws four touchdowns in Packers win over Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -

Aaron Rodgers threw for 205 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the first half to Jordy Nelson, and the Green Bay Packers snapped out of their offensive funk before holding off the Detroit Lions for a 34-27 win Sunday.

Rodgers was 15 of 24, leading the Packers to touchdowns on their first three series. Nelson had 101 yards on six catches, returning to the form that made him one of the NFL's best receivers before missing the 2015 season with a knee injury.

The Packers (2-1) led 31-10 at the half before the Lions slowly chipped away. 

Coach Mike McCarthy and Rodgers heard questions about the out-of-sync passing game following the 17-14 loss last week to Minnesota.

Now the Packers head into an early bye week with renewed confidence after a successful opener at Lambeau Field.

The Packers' offense accomplished two of McCarthy's bigger goals for this week: Receivers worked the middle of the field, and Lacy got more carries in the running game. 

Nelson was lined up in the slot on his 8-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter, when Rodgers pump-faked, then stepped up in the pocket to find Nelson. Lacy looked rejuvenated as he bounced off defenders for a 23-yard run in the second quarter.

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