GREEN BAY – Road games this season saw drives like this one fizzle. But not on Sunday against the Jets.
Needing to go 83 yards with just 3:12 on the clock and trailing by five points, the Packers put it all together to complete a comeback from a 15-point, fourth-quarter deficit. It’s the Chevy Drive of the Week from the eventual 44-38 overtime victory at MetLife Stadium.
QB Aaron Rodgers started with a short pass to RB Jamaal Williams for four yards, then quickly hit TE Jimmy Graham for 16 over the middle. A 13-yard completion to WR Jake Kumerow was then followed by a 26-yard screen pass to Williams, and suddenly the Packers were at the New York 24-yard line.
Two snaps later, Rodgers scrambled to his left, got an extended, downfield block from WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and got all the way to the 1-yard line. Then things got difficult.
Two incomplete passes and a stuffed Williams run set up fourth-and-goal from the 1, but Rodgers took care of it by jumping and reaching the ball over the goal line on a modified quarterback sneak. The Jets knocked the ball out of his outstretched arms, but it was too late, the touchdown was good.
For good measure, Rodgers ran in the two-point conversion on a read-option look and the Packers, down 35-20 when the fourth quarter began, had a 38-35 lead with 1:12 left.
It took one more scoring drive in overtime to win after the Jets tied the game in the final seconds of regulation, but the 83-yard march represented the biggest fourth-quarter drive for the Packers on the road all season.