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Packers took the lead for good with long, methodical TD drive

14-play, 84-yard march took 7:59 off the clock through first and second quarters

WR Davante Adams
WR Davante Adams

GREEN BAY – The Packers' first drive of the game didn't end the way they wanted it to.

But their second one sure did.

A methodical 14-play, 84-yard touchdown drive gave the Packers the lead for good in their 32-18 NFC Divisional playoff triumph over the Rams on Saturday at Lambeau Field.

As such, it's the choice for the Chevy Drive of the Week.

On their first possession, the Packers got inside the Rams' 5-yard line but had to settle for a field goal, so the game was tied at 3 when the Packers got the ball at their own 16 with 4:29 left in the first quarter.

Three straight runs by RB Jamaal Williams covered 17 yards before QB Aaron Rodgers hit TE Robert Tonyan for nine more.

Rookie RB AJ Dillon ran for 5 to pick up the first down, and the Packers moved the chains again by combining a Tonyan reception for 6 and an Aaron Jones run for 8.

That ended the first quarter and put the ball at the LA 39. Jones followed with three runs on the first four snaps of the second quarter covering 10 yards, with an 8-yard completion to WR Allen Lazard mixed in.

With the ball on the 6, Williams then bulled his way up the middle for 5 yards down to the 1 before WR Davante Adams ran a double motion to keep CB Jalen Ramsey chasing him back and forth across the formation. Rodgers' pass at the goal line was hauled in as Adams tumbled to his back, and the Packers had the lead the rest of the way.

The drive consumed 7:59, helping the Packers to a 12½-minute advantage in time of possession on the day.

The TD was Adams' seventh career postseason receiving touchdown, moving him into sole possession of second place in Packers playoff history, behind only Antonio Freeman (10). The passing TD for Rodgers also moved him past Peyton Manning and into fourth on the all-time postseason list.

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