News now! Packers lead after one quarter, 8-2

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on August 23, 2015 – 12:40 pm

150823-q1blog-600PITTSBURGH — The Packers held an 8-2 lead over the Steelers following a quarter of play at Heinz Field on Sunday.

The Packers won the toss and elected to receive. Aaron Rodgers’ 16-yard pass to Jordy Nelson got the Packers moving. Rodgers followed with a pass to Randall Cobb for 30 yards to the Steelers 30-yard line.

An eight-yard pass to Nelson put the Packers in the red zone, but it caused Nelson to limp from the field. On third-and-3 from the 10, Rodgers threw to Lacy for a first down at the 7.

Lacy scored untouched over the left side.  The Packers led, 8-0, following a 2-point run by James Starks. The drive was 80 yards in 10 plays.

Nelson walked off the field to the locker room. He did not appear to be limping.

Ben Roethlisberger rallied the Steelers with a couple of third-down conversions, but he was sacked by Julius Peppers on a third attempt and the Steelers punted and downed the ball at the Packers 1-yard line.

On third down, Rodgers was sacked in the end zone by James Harrison. The Packers led, 8-2, with 2:54 to play in the quarter.


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