Two big-time throws highlighted key drive

Packers got their first lead of the season and didn’t relinquish it

TE Robert Tonyan

GREEN BAY – It took until the third quarter of the second game of the season for the Packers to finally get a lead, and when they did, they never gave it up.

So the eight-play, 87-yard touchdown drive to start the second half on Monday night vs. Detroit – which included two highlight-reel throws by QB Aaron Rodgers – is the pick for the Chevy Drive of the Week.

It started with a run and reception by RB Aaron Jones to gain one first down, as the Packers were looking to climb out of a 17-14 hole. But then after an 8-yard run by Jones, Rodgers was sacked for a 10-yard loss by Michael Brockers, putting the Packers in a difficult third-and-12 situation.

Green Bay converted in a big way, as Rodgers hit WR Davante Adams deep down the right sideline for a 50-yard gain to get into scoring territory. Then Jones ran for 3 yards and Rodgers scrambled for a yard, setting up another big third down.

This time, Rodgers threaded the needle over the middle to TE Robert Tonyan at the goal line for the 22-yard touchdown. The Detroit defender had his back to the ball the whole time, and it whizzed right past him into Tonyan's arms for the score and a 21-17 lead, as the Packers would go on to win, 35-17.


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