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Score before halftime put Packers ahead for good

Aaron Rodgers' TD pass to Davante Adams wasn’t easy


The Chevy Drive of the Week is a new feature on that will highlight a key drive in each Packers victory.

In the season-opening 27-23 win in Jacksonville on Sunday, the spotlight is on the drive at the end of the first half that ended with QB Aaron Rodgers throwing a 29-yard touchdown pass to receiver Davante Adams with just 13 seconds left on the clock.

The Packers took possession on their own 25 with 1:09 remaining in the half, trailing 17-14.

The drive started with a deep seam pass to tight end Jared Cook that was incomplete, but Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien was called for pass interference, giving Green Bay 30 yards.

Short passes to James Starks and Randall Cobb gained a total of 16 more yards before a spike and incomplete pass set up third-and-10 from the Jacksonville 29.

Under heavy pressure from Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who blitzed from the slot, Rodgers got the throw away just in time. Ramsey was hanging onto Rodgers' jersey, but the two-time MVP QB got enough on the pass for it to reach the goal line, where Adams made a diving catch with former Packers cornerback Davon House draped all over him.

The score put the Packers ahead 21-17 at halftime, and Green Bay never trailed again.

5 plays, 75 yards, 1 penalty, TOP :56

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