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Aaron Rodgers and the Packers completed off the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night time with a 15-play, 82-yard drive within the remaining 8:51 of the fourth quarter whereas up 24-12. Nevertheless it appeared they have been going for extra.
They even threw into the top zone on a 3rd down after the 2-minute warning after which went for it on fourth down on the 4-yard line.
However after an Aaron Jones rush to the 1-yard line with 1:39 left, Rodgers lined up in victory formation and took three kneel downs. The sport was over. The Packers gained, 24-12.
However in playing phrases, with the over-under at 39 (in response to Tipico Sports activities) and 39.5 in different books, it was an below.
That wasn’t misplaced on social media with how the sport’s remaining minutes have been taking part in out.
Packers offense stalls, has turnover in second half as they held comfy lead vs. Rams
The Packers had a number of possibilities on offense so as to add to their whole within the second half, however their drives fizzled rapidly like they’ve very often in 2022.
In truth, the Packers have been in prime place to attain on back-to-back drives. After a Rasul Douglas interception deep in Los Angeles territory (a play by which nearly ended badly after he inexplicably lateraled it, leading to a fumble that was recovered by Adrian Amos) early within the fourth quarter, Jones fumbled two performs later on the Rams’ 18-yard line. And the drive earlier than that, the Packers could not capitalize on a 52-yard Keisean Nixon kickoff return. The drive lasted 4 performs and 5 yards earlier than havibg to punt.
The Packers, nonetheless, coated the purpose unfold (7 or 7.5) so anybody who picked Inexperienced Bay was greater than happy with the 12-point margin because the Packers protection repeatedly made life tough for Baker Mayfield (5 sacks and 9 quarterback hits).
Extra importantly for the Packers, they gained their second straight recreation – the primary time since Oct. 2 that they gained consecutive contests – they usually stored their slim playoff hopes alive.
Packers open as 6-point underdogs vs. Dolphins on Christmas
The Packers (6-8) open their Week 16 Christmas Day street recreation in opposition to the Miami Dolphins (8-6) as 6-point underdogs. With the Dolphins within the high 10 in scoring (24.6 factors per recreation), the over-under is a bit more than Monday, beginning at 46.
The Packers common 20.5 factors per recreation by way of 14 video games, tied for twentieth within the NFL.
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