Packers hold 7-0 lead after one quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on December 8, 2013 – 12:27 pm


GREEN BAY–The Packers held a 7-0 lead over the Falcons after one quarter of play at Lambeau Field on Sunday, thanks to an 18-play, 90-yard drive in the Packers’ first and only possession of the quarter.

The Falcons received the opening kickoff after the Packers deferred their option. A 10-play, 42-yard drive stalled at the Packers 35-yard line and the Falcons punted. The drive mixed run and pass in weather conditions that included nine-degree cold and swirling snow at kickoff.

Green Bay moved from its 10-yard line on a pass to Andrew Quarless and a run by Eddie Lacy, each of which gained a first down. Matt Flynn was sacked on second-and-six and facing third-and-nine, the Falcons were flagged for illegal contact, giving the Packers a first down at the Falcons 45-yard line.

James Starks ran for five yards and a first down at the Falcons 31, then Eddie Lacy pounded out four more yards. On third-and-six from the Falcons 27. Flynn pitched a strike to James Jones for eight yards to the Falcons 19.

Lacy thundered to the 8-yard line on a screen pass.  Two plays later, Lacy nearly scored on a short pass but he was stopped at the 1-yard line. Lacy scored on the next play.

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