GREEN BAY–The Packers defense stood firm with the Patriots threatening to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, sacking quarterback Tom Brady to preserve a 26-21 Packers win on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 368 yards and two touchdowns in a performance that will no doubt help his league MVP bid. Brady came to life in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 245 yards passing and two touchdown passes.
The Packers took possession of the football with 2:40 to play following the defense’s stand. Rodgers thew to Randall Cobb to convert an important third-down play outside the two-minute warning. That third-down conversion sent the Packers into victory formation.
Green Bay’s win keeps it in sole possession of first place in the NFC North and puts the Packers in position to win a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Rodgers had a certain touchdown pass dropped by rookie wide receiver Davante Adams. On the next play, Mason Crosby ran the Packers’ lead to 26-21 with a 28-yard field goal with 8:45 to play in the fourth quarter.
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