GREEN BAY – It was long, and it was efficient.
The Packers opened Sunday night’s 23-16 victory over the Giants with a 16-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that consumed 8:42 on the clock. Look no further than that for the Chevy Drive of the Week.
The march included four third-down conversions. The first three were on a 4-yard run by fullback Aaron Ripkowski, a 9-yard catch by receiver Randall Cobb and a 7-yard grab by Jordy Nelson.
Following a 17-yard pass to Cobb that got the Packers into the red zone, quarterback Aaron Rodgers converted on third-and-10 by scrambling to his left for 11 yards and a first-and-goal on the New York 6-yard line.
Two snaps later, Rodgers found Nelson in the end zone for a diving, 2-yard TD catch, and the Packers had a 7-0 lead in a game they would never trail.