Packers answered with critical TD drive

QB Aaron Rodgers
QB Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY – The Packers needed to answer and they did.

The Giants had just cut Green Bay’s lead to four points in the third quarter when the Packers did what they had to do, with a little drama thrown in.

Spanning the end of the third and beginning of the fourth quarter, the Packers’ crucial touchdown drive consumed 14 plays, 75 yards, and seven minutes, 15 seconds in all. The Chevy Drive of the Week restored a two-score lead in the 31-13 victory on Sunday.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers started it with a 25-yard pass to Davante Adams on the first play to get the ball to midfield. Three snaps later on third-and-6, Adams drew a pass interference penalty good for 11 yards to put the ball on the New York 35.

Then came the drama. On fourth-and-10 from that very spot, Rodgers threw over the middle off his back foot with a pass rusher bearing down on him and found Geronimo Allison for a 15-yard gain.

The Packers worked the ball to a first-and-goal from the 1, but then they started going backwards. Two tackles for loss sandwiched around a holding penalty brought up third-and-goal from the 17, but Rodgers came through yet again.

He caught the Giants trying to substitute and generated a free play with a quick snap. The flag dropped for 12 defenders on the field, and Rodgers found Adams anyway for the 17-yard touchdown that put the Packers back in control.

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