Packers vs Patriots Scoring Aaron Rodgers Leads Victory to Outlast

Packers vs. Patriots Scoring: Aaron Rodgers Leads Victory to Outlast New England in Overtime

The Packers are now 3-1 this season thanks to a 31-yard field goal from Mason Crosby that put Green Bay 27-24 over the Patriots in overtime. After both teams were forced to start overtime, Aaron Rodgers led the offense 77 yards down the field to set up the game-winning kick, completing all four of his passes in the process while AJ Dillon helped burn the clock and move the Packers to the New England 13 for the chip shot.

This game had many twists and turns, including the Patriots being forced to field third-row rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe. With Mac Jones (ankle) out, veteran Brian Hoyer got the start but was knocked out in the first quarter with a head injury. That got Zappe into action, and the former fourth-round pick played well given the circumstances. He completed 10 of his 15 passes for 99 yards and connected with DeVante Parker for a touchdown to start the second half for New England. However, defense and running kept the Patriots in the game despite losing Hoyer. As a club, they ran 167 yards. Defense kept Rodgers at bay for the most part, and rookie corner Jack Jones even posted a pick-six ahead of second-place MVP.

They couldn’t hold them off all night, however, thanks to strong performances, running back Aaron Jones (rushed 110 yards on 6.9 yards per carry) and widening Allen Lazard (116 yards on six catches). Rodgers finished 21 of 35 for 251 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

From here, the Packers will cross the pond to take on the New York Giants in London. The Patriots travel back to Foxborough and await a Week 5 matchup with the Detroit Lions at Gillette Stadium.