|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe big matchup between the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots at Lambeau Field did not disappoint in the least. The Packers had been -3 favorites in a game that featured two of the best teams and quarterbacks in all of the NFL. In a classic fashion, the game came down to the wire as the Packers held on to a 26-21 victory.
It seemed for a moment that the Pack was going to pull away rather quickly as they scored the first thirteen points in the game. Mason Crosby had two field goals and Aaron Rodgers had a touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers.
The Patriots made a run with Brandon Bolden running for a touchdown and Tom Brady getting a touchdown to Brandon LaFell. Rodgers got a touchdown to Jordy Nelson as well.
The Packers couldn't get any further ahead in the third as they kept punting the ball away. Crosby also missed a field goal.
The Pats did make an attempt for a comeback and were down by two around the start of the fourth. Brady had a touchdown pas to LaFell. Crosby had a field goal on the next possession while the Pats made one last shot for a touchdown. While the Pats completed third and fourth down conversions on their last possession, Brady was sacked on a third down by Mike Daniels and Mike Neal. This led to Stephen Gostkowski going for a 47-yard field goal; his attempt was wide to the right. The Pack then ran out the clock after converting a third down near the two minute warning.
For the Packers, Aaron Rodgers had 368 passing yards and went 24-38. Davante Adams had 121 receiving yards on six catches.
Tom Brady had a strong day for the Patriots; he went 22-35 and had 245 passing yards. Rob Gronkowski had 98 receiving yards from seven receptions.
This game have the Packers a 9-3 record and a one-game lead in the NFC North. New England fell to 7-5 but still has a two-game lead in the AFC East. Both teams still hold first-round byes at this point.