Patriots 31, Packers 17; Green Bay falls to losing record at midseason for first time in Rodgers era

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4th quarter

New England 31, Green Bay 17
Brady-Gordon 55 yd TD pass
7:20 left in quarter

New England 24, Green Bay 17
White 1 yd TD run
10:06 left in quarter

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3rd quarter

Green Bay 17, New England 17
Rodgers-Graham 15 yd TD pass
11:42 left in quarter

2nd quarter

New England 17, Green Bay 10
Patterson TD run
1:57 left in quarter

Green Bay 10, New England 10
Rodgers-Adams 1 yd TD pass
4:48 left in quarter

New England 10, Green Bay 3
Gostkowski 28 yd FG
13:27 left in quarter

1st quarter

New England 7, Green Bay 3
Crosby 28 yd FG
5:05 left in quarter

New England 7, Green Bay 0
White 8 yd TD run
11:40 left in quarter

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Preview

 

For the second straight week, it's a massive challenge on the road as the Packers face the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots.

Green Bay comes in at 3-3-1. They're in danger of falling under .500 after eight games for the first time ever with Aaron Rodgers as their starting quarterback.

But Mike McCarthy is one of the few coaches who historically has been able to match wits with Bill Belichick head to head. The Rodgers-less Packers came within one play of beating New England in 2010, and with Rodgers, they beat the eventual Super Bowl champion Patriots in 2014.

The Packers proved they are worthy of beating a great opponent when they play a turnover-less game. They came within two minutes and a patented Aaron Rodgers comeback drive away from beating the undefeated L.A. Rams.

In other words, victory is very do-able, even on the road at New England.

More so, a victory after this team's struggles so far this year would send a true message that this Packers squad can contend. The kind of message perhaps this team internally needs to know, for them to believe they have greatness within them.

Stay tuned.

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