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Rollins raced 45 yards in all to give the Packers a 14-point lead late in the first quarter of their 24-10 victory over the Rams on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
He wasn’t done, either.
After getting beat by Rams receiver Stedman Bailey for a 68-yard pass play late in the fourth quarter, Rollins shook it off and got his second pro pick, diving to snag Nick Foles’ pass in the flat with 23 seconds left to seal the win.
“You just have to let it go,” Rollins said of allowing the big play. “That’s going to happen. It’s part of the game. I had to come back from that, and I’m glad I did.”
Rollins had two of the four interceptions of Foles in the game, highlighting the plays being made by some of the Packers’ youngest defenders.
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“It’s crazy. I was telling B.J. (Raji), haven’t gone a year in my life since 11th grade that I haven’t blocked a field goal,” Jones said. “Every year, at least one. My senior year in college I blocked four. It’s nothing new.
“It only takes that one time for a guy to fall asleep on the offensive line. If one guy lunges, then he leaves a completely open gap.”
Jones also got the pressure and hit on Foles that contributed to Rollins’ pick-six late in the first quarter. It was one of several plays on which Foles was feeling a lot of heat from Green Bay’s pass rush.
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On Green Bay’s final offensive possession, though,
“I wasn’t happy about dropping the pass, but you have to move on to the next play,” Rodgers said. “I knew I was going to get the ball on the last one, so I just had to catch it.”
He made it count, though, getting the score after the Packers challenged the initial ruling that he was down on the 1-yard line.
“I was going to put my arms up as long as possible until Coach Mike (McCarthy) believed me,” Jones said. “I wasn’t coming off the field. I was going to leave my hands up the whole time. I’m glad he challenged it.”
It was Jones’ fifth TD reception of the season, which leads the team. He also has a team-best 394 yards.