Long third-quarter TD drive started the comeback

Packers desperately needed a score and had to go the length of the field to get it

QB Aaron Rodgers
QB Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY – The situation certainly didn't look good.

Down by 14 points with nine minutes left in the third quarter, the Packers were pinned at their own 5-yard line. They were desperate for points but an awfully long way from getting any.

The ensuing 95-yard touchdown drive got Green Bay back in the game, though, starting the comeback that culminated in the 23-20 victory over Detroit at Ford Field. The 12-play possession is the Chevy Drive of the Week.

It started with a simple out route to WR Allen Lazard for 10 yards and a first down at the 15. Then a 12-yard pass to TE Marcedes Lewis  was sandwiched between two 5-yard runs by RB Aaron Jones. An 18-yard strike to Lazard got the ball across midfield, and QB Aaron Rodgers followed with four consecutive short completions to four different pass-catchers – 7 yards to WR Jake Kumerow, 7 yards to TE Jimmy Graham, 6 yards to WR Davante Adams and 5 yards to RB Tyler Ervin.

That got the Packers to the Detroit 20-yard line. Rodgers' string of seven straight completions on the drive ended with a pair of misfires, setting up third-and-10, when Adams ran an exquisite post-corner route and was wide open for a 20-yard TD.

Twelve plays, 95 yards, 5:50 consumed on the clock, and the Packers were back in it at 17-10 with 3:10 left in the third quarter.

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