Third-quarter march put Packers ahead for good

85-yard drive was longest of the season, until later in the second half


GREEN BAY – The Packers had just fallen behind on a sack-fumble-touchdown by the Bears early in the third quarter on Thursday night and needed to answer.

They did, beginning with a 30-yard run by Ty Montgomery on a draw play.

Montgomery's jaunt jump-started Green Bay's offense, which proceeded to go 85 yards in 13 plays, capped by a 5-yard TD pass from QB Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams that gave the Packers a three-point lead on their way to a 26-10 victory.

The drive also included two receptions by Montgomery and another by Randall Cobb to convert third downs. The TD pass came on third down as well, putting the Packers ahead, 13-10, and Green Bay didn't trail again.

The 85-yard scoring drive was the Packers' longest of the season, until the next time they had the ball, when they went 88 yards for a TD. Green Bay then added a 74-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.

The initial third-quarter scoring drive began a string of three straight touchdown marches that consumed 34 plays, 247 yards, and 18 minutes, 32 seconds on the game clock.

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