News now! Hyde punt return caps 17-0 Packers lead

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on November 16, 2014 – 4:05 pm


GREEN BAY–The Packers took a 17-0 lead into the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The quarter was punctuated by a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown by Micah Hyde.

The Packers won the toss and elected to receive. Aaron Rodgers immediately went to the air and the Packers were on the move.

On the third play of the game, from an empty backfield, Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson streaking down the right sideline for a 64-yard gain to the Eagles 9-yard line. On third-and-goal from the 9, Rodgers threw incomplete for Nelson in the back of the end zone. Mason Crosby came on to boot a 27-yard field goal and the Packers led, 3-0, with only 2:02 gone from the game clock.

The Packers began their next drive at their 12-yard and a 22-yard completion to Randall Cobb moved the chains. A completion to Andrew Quarless moved the Packers to midfield. A bad snap from center left the Packers facing third-and-18 and Rodgers converted with a 24-yard strike to Quarless.

Facing third-and-10, Rodgers found Richard Rodgers for a first down at the Eagles 16. Eddie Lacy powered around right end to the 5-yard line, first and goal.

On the next play, Rodgers threw to Davante Adams that left the Packers with a 10-0 lead with 3:33 to play in the first quarter. It capped a time-consuming, 13-play, 88-yard drive.




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