Explosive opening drive got Packers started right

RB Aaron Jones
RB Aaron Jones

GREEN BAY – It was exactly the way you’d want to start a game.

Four plays, 75 yards, touchdown. It took the Packers just two minutes, 10 seconds to get on the board Sunday against the Vikings, making the opening drive the Chevy Drive of the Week in their 21-16 victory.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers started it with a play-action pass to a wide-open Davante Adams for 39 yards. Then the running backs took over.

A quick flip out to the left to Aaron Jones gained six yards (the play officially counted as a rush, not a pass, because Rodgers’ throw went backwards), and then Jones took a handoff around right end for 15 yards for a first down at the Minnesota 15.

Lambeau Field hosted a Week 2 game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings.

At that point, both Adams and Jones were on their way to 100-yard performances.

On the next snap, the Packers set up a screen to the right and Rodgers dumped the ball off to Jamaal Williams, who rumbled through traffic and crashed over the goal line for the score. It was the first of three straight touchdowns for the Packers as they built a 21-0 lead and held on from there.

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