The Packers’ first possession began at the Browns 40-yard line following a three-and-out and a short punt. On second down, Aaron Rodgers completed a 26-yard pass to Jermichael Finley. Two plays later, Rodgers and Finley hooked up on a short pass play in which Finley shook three tacklers to complete a 10-yard scoring reception.
Cleveland was in punt formation following another apparent three-and-out, but the Packers were penalized for roughing the passer and the Browns had a first down at their 35-yard line. A potential scoring drive was cancelled when Davon House intercepted a Brandon Weeden fourth-and-one pass. The Packers were back in business at their 44-yard line.
Rodgers completed a 15-yard pass to Jarrett Boykin at the Browns 39-yard line. Consecutive runs by Eddie Lacy left third-and-three at the 32. Rodgers ran for five yards and a first down.
Lacy broke loose for 13 yards to the 9-yard line on third-and-five. He carried to the 1-yard line on the next play, and then scored a play later. The Packers led 14-0 with 3:44 to play in the first quarter. Lacy carried six times for 34 yards in the drive.
Cleveland cast caution to the wind on its next possession, running out of wildcat formation to narrowly gain a first down on fourth-and-one. Mike McCarthy challenged the spot and lost, but the drive stalled.
Rodgers was six of nine for 32 yards and one touchdown. Weeden completed just two of 11 passes for 23 yards and a lowly 1.7 passer rating.
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