DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game. Wholesale Under Armour . Stafford turned the ball over a few times and Bush did once. Instead of crumbling and losing confidence, both players bounced back and helped the Detroit Lions put together a dominant performance after an awful start. Stafford threw three touchdown passes, including one to Calvin Johnson, Bush had 182 yards of offence and scored, and Detroit scored 37 straight points to rout Green Bay 40-10 on Thursday. "When we get out of our own way, we can be pretty special," Bush said. Early on, it looked as if the Lions were going to find another way to waste chances to win a game and take control of the NFC North. "Its easy when you lose a couple games in a row, particularly the fashion that we lost, for people to say, Here we go again," Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said. "Im sure there were some people that were saying that, but they werent on our sideline." The Lions (7-5) had lost their last two games, five consecutive against Green Bay and a franchise-record nine straight in their annual showcase on Thanksgiving. "Its a step in the right direction for us," Stafford said. "Im sure the turkey will taste better." The Packers (5-6-1) have a five-game winless streak for the first time since 2008. "Were not used to anything like this -- not on this team," Green Bay linebacker A.J. Hawk said. "This is something that is going to make a lot of guys on this team think, and thats good. We need to find some answers because they just ran the ball down our throats." Bush responded from fumbling deep in Green Bay territory to score a 1-yard TD run that gave Detroit a 17-10 lead late in the first half. He finished with 117 yards rushing and 65 yards receiving. Bush backup, Joique Bell, ran for a career-high 94 yards and a score. The Packers, painfully, are finding out how valuable Rodgers is for the franchise. Rodgers has missed four-plus games since fracturing his left collarbone. Green Bay has tied one and lost four without him. "Were a wounded team that got drilled by a good football team," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. Matt Flynn became the fourth starting quarterback for Green Bay this year and was sacked seven times, once by Ndamukong Suh for a safety. Flynn didnt fare as well as he did in his last start for Green Bay against the same opponent. He was 10 of 20 for 139 yards with an interception and two fumbles. In the last game of the 2011 regular season, while Rodgers rested for the playoffs, Flynn threw for 480 yards and six TDs in a 45-41 win over Detroit. "They might have a lot of the same guys, but I can say theyre a different defence," Flynn said. "Theyre flying around, creating havoc." The Packers have been leaning on rookie running back Eddie Lacy lately, but he was limited to 16 yards on 10 carries against one of the NFLs best defences against the run. Detroit was balanced on offence. Johnson had six receptions for 101 yards and a 20-yard TD to put the Lions up 24-10 early in the third quarter. He has 4,944 yards receiving in two-plus seasons, breaking Jerry Rices NFL record for yards receiving in a three-year stretch. Rice had 4,850 yards receiving from 1993 to 1995. Stafford was 22 of 35 for 330 yards with two interceptions and a fumble that was returned by Morgan Burnett to put the Packers up 10-3 early in the second quarter. After that, Detroit did whatever it wanted on both sides of the ball. And if the Lions didnt start the game so poorly, the score couldve been even more lopsided. Detroit gained 561 yards and gave up just 126. Green Bay didnt have more than 100 yards of offence until Flynn threw a 56-yard pass to Jordy Nelson with a little more than a minute left. Flynn then fumbled in a fitting end for a game that he and his team would like to forget. Packers guard Josh Sitton mightve fired up the Lions, saying they were "dirtbags," a couple days before the game, but didnt seem to regret his choice of words. "I dont take back anything I said," Sitton said. "But I dont want to stand here and discuss it again." NOTES: Green Bay C Evan Dietrich-Smith, two years after he was stomped on by Suh, left the game with knee injury and didnt return. ... Packers TE Ryan Taylor was knocked out of the game and was evaluated for a concussion after a crunching hit by Detroits DeAndre Levy, who made his NFL-leading sixth interception during the game. ... Lions CB Chris Houston was inactive with a foot injury and was replaced by rookie Darius Slay. Cheap Under Armour Authentic . 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Hagelin scored two goals -- one thanks to an opposing player -- and Talbot made 32 saves to lead the Rangers past the Blue Jackets 4-2 on Thursday night. After Columbus fifth loss in a row, forward Brandon Dubinsky and coach Todd Richards each said they were humiliated by the teams lack of effort. "Theres really nothing left to say," Dubinsky said. "Its flat-out embarrassing for us, our fans, for the organization. Thank God for (goalie Sergei Bobrovsky). It could have been 10-1 before we had an opportunity to come (out for) the third period." The Blue Jackets closed last season on a 19-5-5 tear -- the second-best record down the stretch in the entire NHL. But they are 5-10-0 this season and wallowing near the basement of the Eastern Conference in their first year since making the move over from the West. "That was embarrassing hockey tonight," Richards said. "Thats losing hockey, the way we played. We got exactly what we deserved. It could have been 7-1 going into the third period. Our goalie was great. There was not enough battle, not enough compete. Simple as that. Really disappointed in our group." In the other dressing room, the mood was celebratory. The Rangers have won five of their last six to climb in the standings and get back to 8-8-0 on the season. "We want to play better than we have," Hagelin said. "We know we should be .500 at least. Its good to be there; now weve just got to start climbing." Coach Alain Vigneault lauded his teams effort during a busy time. "For us, it was back-to-back nights, four (games) in six nights, three in four, and the end of a pretty long stretch here where we played nine games in 15 nights," Vigneault said. "We did what we had to do to win the game. We talked about making it a greasy third period. And we did that for the most part." Rangers captain Ryan Callahan and defenceman Ryan McDonagh each added a goal and an assist. There were plenty of familiar faces on both sides -- four players on each team used to play for the other one. Talbot, giving Henrik Lundqvist a night off, was the third straight backup goalie to face the Blue Jackets. All three have won, combining to give up just three goals. Talbot made several solid saves in the scoreless third period, stymieing former Ranger Artem Anisimov on a backhander in the crease on a power play in the final minutes. Cheap Under Armour Free Shipping. "He played great again," defenceman Marc Staal said of Talbot. "He made very timely saves when we need them. Hes been rock solid since his first start. We have all the confidence in the world in him." A wild second period saw the Rangers score two of three goals -- one when a Blue Jackets player put the puck in his own net. At the 4:17 mark, with the Rangers on a power play, McDonaghs hard shot from the point was redirected twice. First it glanced off Mats Zuccarello before it ricocheted into the net off a redirect by Callahan. New York made it 3-1 at 12:44 on a fluke. Columbus forward Mark Letestu tried to clear the puck from the left corner but instead he lost control of it and pushed it past Bobrovsky from a hard angle. The goal was awarded to Hagelin. "We came out hard," Hagelin said. "We played OK in the first couple of minutes, then we gave them some chances. In the second, we did a good job. They were in the (penalty) box a lot and our power play is looking pretty good right now." Ex-Ranger Fedor Tyutin scored his first of the season and rookie Ryan Murray also had a goal for the Blue Jackets, who lost despite several highlight-reel stops among the 30 saves by Bobrovsky. He stopped Brian Boyle on a breakaway. Then, in the opening 90 seconds of the second period, Bobrovsky made three big saves -- one on Brad Richards, who came in 1-on-1 after a turnover -- and then two against Zuccarello on one rush. Bobrovsky also was sprawled on his stomach when he gloved a backhander by Derek Stepan. Dubinsky could not shake his anger about the lack of effort. "We need to take a hard look in the mirror, as an individual and as a team," he said. "Then we need to find a way to correct it. It should be the easiest thing to correct. I mean, really, its not a systematic thing or a teaching thing. Were all in the NHL now. We should be here because of hard work and effort and second and third effort. So we know how to do it. We just have to go out and do it." NOTES: Before the season, the game was expected to mark the return of former Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash, but hes missed the last 13 games with a concussion. ... Hagelin has four goals this season and points in his last four games (four goals, two assists). ... The Blue Jackets havent led since early in the second period against Anaheim on Oct. 27 -- almost 280 minutes of ice time. ' ' '
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