Packers cling to 17-6 lead after three quarters

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on October 20, 2013 – 5:40 pm

131020-q3-in-game-updates-600GREEN BAY–The Packers held an 11-point lead heading into the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game agains the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field.

Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to the Browns 27-yard line on the Packers’ first possession of the second half, but a sack on third down left Mason Crosby to attempt a 52-yard field goal, which was short. The miss left Cleveland with favorable field position but, again, the Packers defense pitched a three-and-out.

Following an exchange of punts, the Browns took possession of the ball at the Packers 46-yard line with 6:48 to play in the third quarter.

Tramon Williams sacked Brandon Weeden on second down, but A.J. Hawk was flagged for facemasking and the Browns had a first down at the Packers 24-yard line. On fourth-and-12,  Billy Cundiff coverted a 44-yard field goal attempt to cut the Packers’ lead to 17-6 with 5:03 to play.

The Browns had possession of the ball at their 32-yard line when the third quarter ended.

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