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Touchdown to open second half had proved elusive to Packers

Multi-score lead was never relinquished after that

RB AJ Dillon
RB AJ Dillon

GREEN BAY – The Packers got the second-half start they'd been looking for all season.

Prior to Monday night against the Rams, when the Packers had taken the opening kickoff of the second half this year, they had scored just one touchdown (and two field goals) in nine tries.

So it stands to reason touchdown No. 2 is the Chevy Drive of the Week from the 24-12 victory over the Rams.

Leading 10-6 at halftime, the Packers took over on their own 32-yard line after the Rams pooch-kicked away from return man Keisean Nixon.

Things didn't start well, as RB Aaron Jones was stuffed for a 1-yard loss, and then QB Aaron Rodgers was sacked. But two defensive holding penalties had helped the Rams get that sack, so the Packers got an automatic first down and then started moving.

Back-to-back completions of 10 yards each to rookie WRs Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson got the ball across midfield, and then two plays later Rodgers found RB AJ Dillon alone in the flat for a 17-yard pickup.

Another completion to Watson for 15 yards put the Packers on the LA 13-yard line before an illegal contact penalty on Rams star CB Jalen Ramsey on third down made it first-and-goal.

Dillon needed two runs from the 4-yard line to finish off the 11-play, 68-yard drive with his second TD run of the game. The Packers took a two-score lead and led by multiple scores the rest of the way.

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