GREEN BAY – Backed up to their own 2-yard line in a tie ballgame, the Packers’ offense needed to find itself.
Twelve plays and 98 yards later, Green Bay was in the end zone, taking a lead it would not relinquish in a 21-13 victory over the Texans on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Chevy Drive of the Week started with 3:02 left in the third quarter and got rolling when WR Ty Montgomery ran for 13 yards on third-and-1 to get the Packers out of the hole.
A 10-yard completion from QB Aaron Rodgers to TE Jared Cook converted another third down, and then, on the first play of the fourth quarter, Rodgers found WR Davante Adams at the far sideline.
Adams tip-toed along and dodged several tacklers deep into Houston territory, but unfortunately, it was ruled he stepped out of bounds at the Houston 47 following a 17-yard gain.
Three plays later, WR Jordy Nelson was all alone in the end zone after a Houston defender fell down. Waiting for Rodgers’ long throw to get there, Nelson made the uncontested catch for a 32-yard TD, his 10th score of the season.
With the grab, Nelson became just the third player in Packers history to reach double digits in TD receptions in at least three different seasons. The others were Don Hutson and Sterling Sharpe.