Rodgers-Adams duo couldn't be stopped late in second quarter

Five completions for 42 yards on 49-yard TD drive put Packers up two scores at half

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WR Davante Adams

GREEN BAY – To see just how unstoppable the duo of Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams can be, look no further than late in the second quarter from Saturday's 24-22 victory over the Browns.

The Packers led, 14-12, and took over on the Cleveland 49-yard line after an interception by CB Rasul Douglas.

On the ensuing nine-play drive, which is the Chevy Drive of the Week, Rodgers and Adams connected five times, covering 42 of the 49 yards, to give the Packers a two-score lead going into halftime.

Sandwiched between two Aaron Jones runs for 3 yards each were back-to-back completions to Adams covering 10 and 9 yards. After those four plays, the Packers had a first down on the Cleveland 24.

Then Rodgers hit Adams on a picture-perfect back-shoulder throw for 12 yards down the left sideline, and then a 10-yard completion to the right side, with a 1-yard run by Jones in between.

That put the ball on the 1. After an incomplete pass to TE Marcedes Lewis, Rodgers simply lofted the ball to the left with Adams in one-on-one coverage, and the All-Pro receiver snared it out of the air for his second touchdown of the quarter.

It was his 67th TD catch from Rodgers, now two better than the previous team record of 65 held by Rodgers and Jordy Nelson. Adams went on to a 10-catch, 114-yard performance, the eighth time he's had double-digit receptions, 100-plus yards, and multiple TDs in a game – an all-time NFL record.

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