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Second TD put Packers in command for good vs. Texans

Jace Sternberger scored after Davante Adams had three catches for 72 yards on the drive

TE Jace Sternberger
TE Jace Sternberger

GREEN BAY – Once the Packers established a two-score lead Sunday in Houston, the Texans never got back within one score.

For that reason, the possession culminating in Green Bay's second touchdown is the Chevy Drive of the Week from the 35-20 victory.

Leading 7-0, the Packers took over on their own 12-yard line with 3:10 left in the first quarter. An 8-yard pass to WR Davante Adams on second down moved the chains.

Then QB Aaron Rodgers and Adams effectively took over, connecting on a 28-yard strike down the sideline on third-and-9 and, two plays later, hooking up again for 36 yards on a catch-and-run crossing route to make it first-and-goal from the 5.

In between was an 8-yard run by RB Jamaal Williams, who followed Adams' long completion with a 2-yard run to the Houston 3. A play-action pass from Rodgers to TE Jace Sternberger gave the second-year pro his first career regular-season touchdown, and the Packers led 14-0.

Adams caught three passes on the drive, accounting for 72 of the 88 yards on his way to a career-high 196-yard performance. And the Packers had a multi-score lead the rest of the day.

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