Packers' response in third quarter proved pivotal

Touchdown drive to extend 14-13 lead was quick and explosive


GREEN BAY – The Packers had just failed on fourth-and-short, the Giants had just thrown a long touchdown pass to pull within one point, and the 77,549 in attendance at Lambeau Field had gotten a bit quiet.

Green Bay needed a response, and it got one with a four-play, 63-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter that proved big in the 38-13 wild-card playoff victory. It's the Chevy Drive of the Week.

Leading just 14-13, the Packers got a solid kickoff return from RB Christine Michael out to the 37-yard line. After a run went nowhere, QB Aaron Rodgers found TE Jared Cook over the middle for 13 yards to move the chains.

Then everything happened in a flash. Rodgers hit WR Davante Adams on a slant for 20 yards, and on the next snap, he found WR Randall Cobb over the middle that the Packers' slot receiver turned into a 30-yard touchdown.

The score was Cobb's second of three in the game, and it put the Packers ahead 21-13 and they were never threatened again.

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