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Halftime Summary: Packers Lead Cardinals 21-7

The Packers put together four long touchdown drives, and running backs Ahman Green and Vernand Morency both went over 100 yards, as Green Bay defeated the Arizona Cardinals 31-14 on Sunday in front of 70,809 fans at Lambeau Field. The win was the Packers’ second straight and improved their record to 3-4. - Halftime Summary | Gameday


The Packers dominated the first half against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, putting together three long touchdown drives to take a 21-7 lead at halftime.

The Packers blew their first chance to score, when holder Jon Ryan appeared to mishandle a field-goal snap and was sacked while trying to run and find someone to throw to.

But Green Bay didn't waste its ensuing opportunities.

On their next drive, the Packers moved 88 yards in nine plays for a touchdown. Brett Favre hit fullback Brandon Miree for a 20-yard gain, and backup tailback Vernand Morency ripped off a 23-yard run to get the Packers into the red zone.

Back-to-back pass interference penalties on Antrel Rolle, guarding receiver Chris Francies, put the ball on the 1, and Favre found David Martin for the short TD pass and a 7-0 lead.

The Packers doubled that lead with a nine-play, 70-yard march. Favre converted a pair of third downs with a 22-yard pass to Martin and a 13-yard slant to Donald Driver, setting up Ahman Green's 4-yard TD run.

The offense continued to roll, going 87 yards in nine plays on its next drive to make it 21-0. A 23-yard pass to Martin started things, and a 36-yard run by Morency again got the Packers down to the 15.

From there, Green finished it off, gaining 13 yards on a swing pass and running in from 2 yards out with 6:24 left in the half.

Arizona finally got on the board in the waning moments of the half with a 14-play, 84-yard drive. Matt Leinart completed four straight passes to begin the drive.

The Packers nearly made a goal-line stand, stopping the Cardinals on five straight plays from inside the 3-yard line, including three in a row from the 1. But on fourth-and-goal, Edgerrin James finally slipped through for the touchdown, pulling the Cardinals within 21-7.

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