Go-ahead TD drive started slowly for Packers

Fortunate third-and-9 conversion got Green Bay going in fourth quarter

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WR Davante Adams

GREEN BAY – The most important possession of the game for the Packers initially looked like it was going nowhere.

Then it came to life.

Trailing by three points with 12:40 left Sunday vs. Jacksonville, Green Bay went 75 yards in seven plays for the go-ahead touchdown, which held up in a 24-20 victory, making it the obvious choice for the Chevy Drive of the Week.

The first two plays of the drive didn't do much, though. RB Jamaal Williams ran for a yard and then failed to catch a short pass in traffic, setting up third-and-9. But the Packers caught a break, as the Jaguars defender lined up across from TE Robert Tonyan slipped and fell at the snap, leaving Tonyan wide open for a 23-yard completion.

From there, the Packers took care of business. RB Aaron Jones caught a short pass in the flat for 7 yards, and he followed that with his longest run of the day, a 20-yarder on a toss to the right.

Now nearing the red zone, QB Aaron Rodgers flipped a quick pass to WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling as Jacksonville's slot defender blitzed, and Valdes-Scantling bounced off a couple of tacklers on his way to 18 yards, making it first-and-goal on the 6.

Rodgers wasted no time, running a slow-developing play-action that allowed WR Davante Adams time to cut inside and then break outside to get separation from the defender.

Rodgers lofted a throw higher than he planned, but Adams – who had re-entered the game following a brief exit due to an ankle injury – leaped up to bring it down for the go-ahead score, and his team-leading ninth TD catch of the season.

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