DENVER – An interception set up an early touchdown for the Packers, and they took a 10-7 lead over the Broncos after one quarter on Saturday night in Denver.
The two teams traded punts on their opening possessions. On Green Bay’s second drive, Jason Spriggs stepped in for Kyle Murphy at RT following a 27-yard punt return by WR Trevor Davis.
The Packers got moving on a 25-yard run by RB Ty Montgomery, and a defensive holding penalty on third-and-3 gave the Packers another first down, at the Denver 26. A Von Miller sack on the next third down pushed the Packers back, though, and K Mason Crosby was good from 52 yards out for a 3-0 lead.
Green Bay got the ball right back, as S Kentrell Brice intercepted QB Trevor Siemian on third down and returned it 42 yards to the Denver 2-yard line. As Brett Hundley replaced starting QB Aaron Rodgers, he handed off to Montgomery, who plunged in for the score. Crosby’s PAT made it 10-0 with 6:14 left in the quarter.
On the Broncos’ next drive, Packers LB Nick Perry went down with an ankle injury, leaving under his own power. After two runs for 11 yards by RB C.J. Anderson, Siemian scrambled for 16 yards and then found WR Emmanuel Sanders for 10 for a first down at the Green Bay 36. A 20-yard pass to WR Jordan Taylor on third-and-10 moved Denver into the red zone, and Anderson ran it in from 16 yards out for the score.