Packers get going on offense but trail 13-10 at halftime

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 5, 2014 – 5:08 pm


GREEN BAY — The Packers finally got going on offense, but a long scrambling run by 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick gave San Francisco a 13-10 halftime lead on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The 49ers were in position to add to their 6-0 lead early in the quarter, moving inside the Green Bay 30-yard line. But Kaepernick’s pass for TE Vernon Davis along the left sideline was intercepted by CB Tramon Williams, keeping the Packers within one score.

The offense responded with a 14-play, 70-yard TD drive that took more than 7 minutes. The Packers finally got their initial first down of the game when QB Aaron Rodgers hit FB John Kuhn on a dump-off pass on third-and-4. From there, Rodgers kept picking up 7-8 yards on first down with passes, and RB Eddie Lacy ran four straight times on second-and-short to move the chains.

The drive culminated in a 5-yard TD pass to WR Jordy Nelson on third-and-goal, giving the Packers a 7-6 lead with 5:50 left in the half.

The 49ers wasted no time getting the lead back, though. Kaepernick scrambled for 42 yards to give San Francisco a first down in the red zone, and two plays later RB Frank Gore ran it in from 10 yards out to put the 49ers ahead 13-7.

The Packers then got into position to score right before halftime. Passes of 19 yards to Nelson and 13 yards to RB James Starks moved Green Bay to the SF 24-yard line. An illegal hands to the face penalty on LT David Bakhtiari nullified a completion for a first down, and Green Bay had to settle for a 34-yard FG by K Mason Crosby on the final play of the half.

Halftime: 49ers 13, Packers 10

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