Thursday, November 26, 2009

End of 3rd quarter: Packers 27 - Lions 7

Finally. Finally the Packers took charge in the 3rd quarter, scoring two touchdowns, one a 7-yard TD pass from Aaron Rodgers to Donald Driver to make the score 20-7, and the second near the end of the quarter on a 21-yard pass from Rodgers to James Jones to put the Packers ahead 27-7.

The half started off seemingly well, with Charles Woodson picking off a Matthew Stafford pass at the Lions' 39 to set the Packers up in good field position. But a false start penalty on Daryn Colledge made it 1st and 15. The Pack eventually found themselves going for it on 4th-and-2. Rodgers was blindsided and fumbled the ball but the Lions were unable to advance it on the recovery.

Chad Clifton left the game about midway through the quarter with a hamstring injury and was replaced by T. J. Lang.

Rodgers went over 300 yards passing for the game in the quarter. In all 4 of his professional starts to date versus the Lions he has thrown for at least 300 yards.

Barring a total collapse in the 4th quarter by the Packers, that seventh "W" of the season is starting to look pretty darn good.

Go Pack Go!!!