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Packers took lead before halftime, never gave it up

It was Allen Lazard’s time to shine

WR Allen Lazard
WR Allen Lazard

GREEN BAY – Sometimes, the ball just finds the right guy at the right time.

Packers receiver Allen Lazard caught five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-10 win over Washington.

All that production came on the possession that gave Green Bay the lead for good, so it might as well be the Chevy Drive of the Week.

Taking over on their own 28 with the game tied at 7 and 2:58 left in the first half, QB Aaron Rodgers found Lazard for receptions of 11, 7, 13 and 19 yards to get the ball into scoring range. A 6-yard reception by TE Robert Tonyan was mixed in there, too.

Then, with first down on the Washington 15, Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a quick 5 yards. After an apparent completion to WR Randall Cobb near the goal line was overturned on replay, it was time to go to Lazard once more.

On third-and-5 from the 10, Rodgers made an adjustment at the line and fired at Lazard's back shoulder as he ran his end-zone route from the slot. The turn and catch were picture-perfect, and with just 15 seconds left in the half, the Packers had a 14-7 lead.

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