GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay blowout just about everybody possessed likely never materialized.
Aaron Rodgers related together with Donald Driver to get a 4-yard touchdown early on inside next quarter, Mason Crosby corrected intended for a great earlier neglect which has a 25-yard discipline goal in addition to Green Bay steered clear of which has a surprisingly hard 24-15 victory Sunday above the particular NFL's hardest team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"It was definitely a grind-it-out variety victory today," Packers guru Mike McCarthy said.
Not a true fairly one, either. Still, it gifted the Packers (5-3) a third direct victory.
"It's good to become with this area of the ugly win," Rodgers said. "The means we all played upon offense, mainly the past several weeks, the expectations ended up i was likely to turn out along with perhaps come them out. But most of us couldn't start out fast, most of us couldn't have enough liquid early on along with didn't perform well more than enough on wrongdoing to receive in which done."
Rodgers appeared to be twenty two involving thirty five to get 186 meters and two touchdowns, which usually moved your ex past Bart Starr into second place on the Green Bay career list along with 153. Brett Favre contains the particular Packers record using 442 TDs.
James Jones experienced eleven catches with regard to 31 yards, and also Green Bay's particular clubs chipped within along with one more thing score, recouping a new blocked punt for a touchdown with the brand new in 22 years. Davon House clogged Bryan Anger's kick in the 2nd quarter, along with the particular ball rolled around until finally Dezman Moses fell on it in the end zone.
"You certainly not know which will enjoy is going to end up being that enjoy in which determines the particular game," Moses said. "It turned away as a lot finer online game than we expected. So hundreds of represents count, and the was certainly an enormous one."
The Jaguars (1-6) is the NFL's most detrimental workforce even though they've got Maurice Jones-Drew. With their finest battler released due to a base injury plus Blaine Gabbert sanita a trauma to his non-throwing shoulder, Jacksonville figured to often be a hassle-free make for the Packers.
"They're a good NFL team, to never find that wrong, although the actual Jacksonville Jaguars slept around throughout Lambeau Field," Jermichael Finley said. "They have been supposed to have been under the Frozen Tundra at halftime."
Instead, the particular Jaguars ended up from it appropriate until eventually the actual end.
They put up 341 yards of offense, over one hundred on top of their own average, in addition to got massive contributions coming from Cecil Shorts as well as Rashad Jennings, Jones-Drew's backup. Jennings raced pertaining to 59 meters and added another 56 yards receiving. Shorts experienced a career-best 116 yards on eight catches, as well as a 24-yard wedding celebration to begin Josh Scobee's 32-yard area target that reduce Green Bay's result in 21-15 using 6:50 left.
But Gabbert which have his first 300-yard day, going 27 of forty nine for 303 yards followed in place clean on essential plays with two critical motoring while in the last quarter, in addition to the Jaguars damage ourselves continuously by using falls in addition to early penalties.
"I hate for you to resist right here again by using a further loss, although . there may be quite a few positives that him and i can certainly take using this game," Jacksonville private coach Mike Mularkey said. "We arrived right into a tough natural environment as well as some people must step up and also create many represents for us. Including your quarterback, that I idea your dog did."