Sunday, October 25, 2009

Final: Packers 31 - Browns 3

The Packers only score of the final quarter came after their defense held the Browns on 4th and goal from the 1. The Pack then put together a 99-yard touchdown drive which included a nice little scramble by Aaron Rodgers and a 37-yard run by Ryan Grant. The touchdown came courtesy of a 5-yard TD pass to James Jones. Packers 31 - Browns 3.

And that's where the scoring ended. Matt Flynn came in to relieve Aaron Rodgers with about 9 minutes remaining in the game. Brandon Jackson filled in for Ryan Grant.

On the day, the Packers had 25 first downs to 12 for Cleveland. The Packers outgained the Browns in yardage 460 to 139. Aaron Rodgers was 15 for 20 on the day, for 246 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ryan Grant carried 27 times for 148 yards and a 5.5 yards-per-carry average...there we go! There's that rushing game. Yes, it was only Cleveland...but ya gotta start somewhere.

So not a perfect game, again, primarily because of the penalties. But pretty darn good overall on most of the other fronts, including a lack of sacks (might have been one where Rodgers pulled the ball down to run and didn't get far). The defense continues to impress and with the offense getting a running game going today it becomes even more of a challenge for opposing teams to defense.

The Pack goes to 4-2 on the season. And the other good news of the day is that the Steelers beat the ViQueens, 27-17. It appeared as if the 'Queens would take the lead in the closing minute as they were driving when a short screen pass went off the hands of RB Chester Taylor, was intercepted, and returned for a touchdown by the Steelers. Yahoo yahoo!

Now, if the Bengals can just beat Da Bearz in Cincy it will be an absolutely Packerlicious (trademark!) day.