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Packers answered quickly when they had to

Three-play TD drive in third quarter kept Green Bay in control

WR Davante Adams
WR Davante Adams

GREEN BAY – The Packers needed an answer, and they got it in three plays.

The 40-14 victory Sunday night over the Titans was 19-14 at one point, after Tennessee scored touchdowns on either side of halftime. The Titans were mounting a comeback and had the momentum.

But the Packers responded, and did so quickly with the Chevy Drive of the Week.

WR Malik Taylor's 24-yard kickoff return put the ball on the 34-yard line with 11:57 left in the third quarter. Then RB Aaron Jones bounced a run to the outside and turned the corner.

Fortunately, the official missed Jones stepping out of bounds along the Green Bay sideline shortly after crossing midfield. He ended up taking it 59 yards in all, down to the Tennessee 7-yard line.

The Packers hustled up to the line and ran another play right away, before any replays had shown the Titans the officiating mistake. Jones lost a yard on that run, but it was worth it to prevent a Tennessee challenge that would have negated roughly 40 yards.

WR Davante Adams then separated from two defenders in the end zone and snagged QB Aaron Rodgers' 8-yard TD pass. Three plays, 66 yards, 94 seconds. The touchdown put the Packers back ahead by two scores, and they pulled away from there.

It was one of Rodgers' four TD passes on the night, giving him 44 on the season, one shy of his career high set in 2011. Adams caught three of those TDs, giving him a career-high 17 on the year, one short of Sterling Sharpe's single-season franchise record, set in 1994.

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