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Start of third quarter put Packers in command

Big-time drive coming out of halftime gave Green Bay two-score lead

RB AJ Dillon
RB AJ Dillon

GREEN BAY – When the Packers led the Rams by just three points at halftime Sunday, it felt like they should be up by more.

They used the opening possession of the second half to establish the control they needed, and as a result it's the Chevy Drive of the Week from the 36-28 victory.

It didn't start very promising, as a blindside block penalty cost the offense 12 yards and put Green Bay back on its own 13-yard line.

But QB Aaron Rodgers got the Packers out of the hole with consecutive completions of 8 yards to RB AJ Dillon and 28 yards to WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

From there, Dillon ran the ball four straight times for 16 yards and then caught a 6-yard pass, making it first down on the LA 29-yard line. RB Aaron Jones came in for a 2-yard run and Rodgers hit WR Davante Adams for 6 yards, but an incomplete pass to Valdes-Scantling on third-and-2 failed to convert.

Eschewing the field goal and going for it on fourth down, Rodgers connected with TE Josiah Deguara over the middle for a 12-yard gain, and then Dillon did the rest, running for 4 yards and then catching a 5-yard TD to cap the 13-play, 75-yard drive that consumed more than half the third quarter (7:42).

The touchdown gave the Packers a 27-17 lead, and the Rams never got any closer until the final seconds of the game.

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