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Packers Lead Cardinals 26-0 At Halftime


Aaron Rodgers threw for 153 yards and added a rushing touchdown as the Packers lead the Arizona Cardinals 26-0 at halftime at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The Packers scored on the opening drive of the game, capping off a 10-play, 69-yard drive with a 1-yard run from running back Ryan Grant. Wide receiver Donald Driver caught two passes for 21 yards, and wide receiver Greg Jennings drew a 28-yard pass interference penalty on Cardinals cornerback Michael Adams that put the ball at the Arizona 1 to set up the score.

Green Bay added to its lead later in the first quarter on a 1-yard plunge for a touchdown by Rodgers. On the previous play, wide receiver Jordy Nelson beat Adams down the middle and Rodgers found him for 51 yards down to the Cardinals' 1.

Arizona forced the Packers to punt on their next drive, but Steve Breaston fielded Jeremy Kapinos' 54-yard punt at the Cardinals' 1-yard line and was tackled by cornerback Josh Bell at the 2. On third down from the 3, guard Reggie Wells held outside linebacker Clay Matthews in the end zone on a Matt Leinart pass, which resulted in a safety and a 16-0 lead for Green Bay.

On the Cardinals' next possession, cornerback Charles Woodson jumped a slant route Larry Fitzgerald to pick off a Leinart pass on third down. Woodson returned the interception 45 yards down the right sideline for the touchdown and a 23-0 Green Bay lead. It was Woodson's third interception for a touchdown this season, which ties a team record.

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