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Packers survive again with walk-off OT field goal

For the second week in a row, the Green Bay Packers had to wait until the game's final moments to celebrate a victory, this time a 27-24 decision over the New England Patriots. 

 

The Patriots got on the board first with a field goal before Christian Watson took a handoff 15-yards to put the Packers up 7-3. An injury to the Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer and replacing him with rookie fourth-rounder Bailey Zappe gave the 78,000-plus crowd of Packers false hope of a blowout. The second half instead ended with Aaron Rodgers throwing a rare pick-six touchdown to Patriots cornerback Jack Jones to put the visitors up 10-7 at the break.

 

The two teams traded touchdown passes in the third quarter, with Rodgers finding Robert Tonyan and Zappe hooking up with DeVante Parker to make it 17-14 Patriots. Mason Crosby was able to tie it up at 17-17 at the end of the third quarter.

 

The Packers would have to answer a Patriots midway through the fourth quarter on a 13-yard pass to Romeo Doubs to make it 24-24. Doubs almost hauled in the game-winner later in the quarter, but he could not complete the catch when he hit the ground, sending the game into overtime. After both teams stalled on their first drives of overtime, Crosby knocked in the 31-yard field goal to end the game and send the Packers to next Sunday's bout against the Giants in London on a three-game winning streak.

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