TAMPA–Through one quarter of Sunday’s game at Raymond James Stadium, the Packers defense had yet to allow a first down and the Packers offense overcame a slow start to score late in the quarter and take a 7-0 lead.
The Packers won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff. Following an exchange of punts, the Packers put the ball in play at their 28-yard line. A third-down pass from Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson gained 28 yards to the Bucs 36-yard line.
Two plays later, Rodgers was sacked by Michael Johnson. It was ruled no fumble had occurred, but the Bucs challenged the ruling and won. The recovery put the ball in the Bucs’ possession at their 45-yard line, but the Packers defense forced a second consecutive three-and-out.
Near the end of the first half, Rodgers completed a pass to Nelson for 24 yards to the Packers 39. The Packers crossed midfield with 1:40 to play in the half. Shortly after, Lacy struck the first blow of the game, running 44 yards for a touchdown with :50 to play in the half. The run put Lacy over a thousand yards rushing for the season.
A 5-yard pass was the Bucs’ longest play of the quarter.
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