JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Packers and Jaguars traded field goals in the third quarter, sending Green Bay into the fourth period ahead, 24-20, on Sunday at EverBank Field. The quarter ended with the Packers driving, in the red zone.
The Packers began the second half with another good drive. Two passes to WR Jordy Nelson gained 11 yards and moved the chains. QB Aaron Rodgers found a wide-open WR Randall Cobb on third-and-10 for a juggling 32-yard catch. If Cobb hadn’t needed to jump, he might have been able to score a touchdown.
A diving catch by TE Richard Rodgers converted another third-and-10 and was good for 22 yards, making it first-and-goal on the 8. The drive stalled there, though, and K Mason Crosby extended Green Bay’s lead to 24-17 with a 25-yard field goal.
The Jaguars answered. WR Allen Hurns beat CB LaDarius Gunter – in for CB Quinten Rollins – with a stop-and-go move for a 38-yard reception on third-and-7 that got Jacksonville into scoring range. RB Denard Robinson then converted on third-and-2 with a tough run to the 24, but the Packers’ defense held there. K Jason Myers was good from 39 yards out, pulling Jacksonville within 24-20 with 6:15 left in the third.
The Packers then put together a rather slow, methodical drive. A 4-yard pass to Cobb and a QB sneak by Rodgers converted two third downs. A defensive holding penalty gave the Packers another first down across midfield, and then RB Eddie Lacy burst through a big hole on the right side for a 28-yard gain, down to the 17.