Second-half start proved crucial again for Packers

Several clutch plays helped tie up the game

TE Marcedes Lewis

GREEN BAY – The Packers did it for a second week in a row.

Prior to the last two games, Green Bay had taken the second half kickoff and scored a touchdown just once all season in nine tries.

Now the Packers are 2-for-2 in must-win games.

Green Bay trailed Miami by seven points at halftime but drove 78 yards in 11 plays, consuming 7:07 on the clock, to tie the game at the start of the second half. It's a clear choice for the Chevy Drive of the Week from the 26-20 Christmas victory.

It needed a fourth-down conversion to get going, as QB Aaron Rodgers ran a successful sneak on fourth-and-1.

Then RB AJ Dillon ran for 11 yards and, three plays later, Rodgers found RB Patrick Taylor along the left sideline for 17 yards to convert on third-and-9.

On the next snap, TE Marcedes Lewis leaked out to the sideline and took off, with Rodgers letting it fly. The veteran "Big Dog" hauled in the 31-yard gain to make it first-and-goal on the 7, and Dillon finished it from there with two runs to paydirt.

The Packers had evened up the game and never trailed again.


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