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Late TD drive puts Packers up, 21-17 at half

WRs Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams catch TD passes from QB Aaron Rodgers


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A back-and-forth second quarter ended with the Packers ahead, 21-17, at halftime on Sunday at EverBank Field, as Green Bay regained the lead in the final minute.

Backed up to their own 3-yard line to start the period, the Packers went three-and-out for the third possession in a row. Schum's 46-yard punt was downed at the Jacksonville 47, giving the Jaguars good field position once again.

The Jaguars made a bold move, going for it on fourth-and-5 from the Green Bay 48, and they converted with an 8-yard pass to WR Allen Robinson. A 14-yard pass to TE Julius Thomas followed, getting the Jaguars into scoring range, and Yeldon converted on third-and-1 for a first down at the 14.

Green Bay's defense held there, though, and the Jaguars took a 10-7 lead on a 26-yard field goal by K Jason Myers with 7:48 left in the half.

The Packers finally got going on offense, as RB Eddie Lacy carried twice for 11 yards and WR Randall Cobb made an appearance in the backfield and carried for 6. A 16-yard pass to WR Davante Adams got a first down across midfield, and an 8-yard pass to Nelson – his first reception since the 2014 playoffs – moved the chains again.

Lacy then took a screen pass, avoided a tackle for loss, and sprinted up the sideline for 17 yards to the 12. Two more passes to Nelson finished it off, with the TD going for 6 yards and putting the Packers ahead 14-10 with 3:05 left.

The Jaguars came right back. An 11-yard pass to Yeldon and a 10-yard pass to Thomas got them out near midfield at the two-minute warning. A 30-yard pass to WR Allen Hurns, who beat CB Quinten Rollins ona  stop-and-go route, put the Jaguars on the Green Bay 22, and Bortles hit Thomas over top of Rollins for the TD with 1:09 to go in the half.

The Packers worked quickly. On the first snap, TE Jared Cook was interfered with by S Johnathan Cyprien on a downfield pass, giving Green Bay 30 yards. Passes to RB James Starks and WR Randall Cobb gained 16 total yards, and under heavy pressure, Rodgers found WR Davante Adams for a diving 29-yard TD grab with just 13 ticks on the clock.

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