Forum » General » News and Announcements » 56 seconds left in the second quar

56 seconds left in the second quar

  • 4060
    GREEN BAY, Wis. . -- Aaron Rodgers threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and the Green Bay Packers pulled away from the Houston Texans with two fourth-quarter touchdowns for a 21-13 win Sunday to get back to .500.The Packers (6-6) weathered snowy conditions at Lambeau Field, making just enough plays on the cold turf to even their record for the first time since they were 4-4 after losing to Indianapolis on Nov. 6.Well, that was a good bad-weather win. A lot of fun to play in that type of atmosphere in Lambeau Field, coach Mike McCarthy said.Brock Osweiler connected with DeAndre Hopkins for a 44-yard touchdown pass with 1:51 left to get within eight for Houston. Nick Novak missed the extra point, with footing slippery at Lambeau.The Texans (6-6) had one last shot after the Packers failed to run out the clock. But Osweilers last-ditch pass-and-lateral play from Houstons 12 with 4 seconds left failed, handing Houston its third straight loss.The Texans are tied with idle Tennessee and a half-game ahead of Indianapolis, which plays the New York Jets on Monday night, for the AFC South lead.Were at a tough stretch right now, three in a row, Texans coach Bill OBrien said. Played OK at times, but obviously not good enough to win.The Packers broke a 7-all tie when Rodgers found Jordy Nelson open in the end zone for a 32-yard touchdown pass with 12:42 left after Texans cornerback Charles James slipped on the turf.Nelson, who missed last season with a knee injury, finished with eight catches for 118 yards.I dont know how much more Jordy needs to prove, McCarthy said. Hes going through what every great player goes through in that first year back from major injury.Aaron Ripkowskis 3-yard touchdown run with 4:11 left proved to be the decisive score for Green Bay, which has won two straight following a four-game losing streak.Hopkins finished with just two catches for 55 yards for the Texans.QB COMPARISONRodgers was 20 of 30. He looked OK after being limited in practice with a left hamstring injury, taking off for a couple runs, though he didnt seem to have his usual mobility on the slippery turf.Rodgers didnt face much pressure in the first half against a Houston defense minus injured end Jadeveon Clowney. The Texans started getting more pressure on Rodgers in the second half.On a snowy day, Rodgers didnt eclipse 100-yards passing until late in the third quarter.Osweiler has faced heat for the Texans offensive struggles this season. He was composed in the second half in leading Houston on 10-play, 63-yard drive that ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Griffin on fourth-and-1 to tie it at 7 with 7:32 left in the third quarter.Osweiler finished 21 of 34 for 213 yards.SNOW DAYRandall Cobb had fun in the snow. The wide receiver did a snow angel in the end zone after a sliding, 9-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter that gave the Packers a 7-0 lead.GO FOURTHThe Texans came up with two big fourth-down plays, one on each side of the ball. Linebacker Brian Cushing stopped Ripkowski on fourth-and-2 from the Texans 48 for a 2-yard gain with 6:09 left.On the previous series, Griffin did a Lambeau Leap into the waiting arms of a group of Texans fans after his 6-yard touchdown catch on fourth-and-1 finished a 10-play, 63-yard drive.STILL GOINGJulius Peppers still packs a pass-rushing punch for the Packers. A sack of Osweiler on second-and-1 at the Houston 41 with 56 seconds left in the second quarter gave the 15-year veteran 142 1/2 for his career, snapping a tie for fifth on the career list with Michael Strahan. Chris Doleman is fourth on that list with 150 1/2.Peppers has sacks in three straight games. The Packers have been trying to limit his snaps this season, at least when their once-deep pool of pass rushers hasnt been depleted by injuries.INJURY REPORTTexans: WR Braxton Miller left with a shoulder injury after being driven to the cold turf by safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the second quarter.Packers: LB Jake Ryan left for a few series in the first half after appearing to aggravate an ankle injury that kept him out the previous two weeks. ... LB Nick Perry, who leads the team with eight sacks, returned with his left hand heavily wrapped after missing most of the first half with the injury.---For more NFL coverage: and . Takahashi, who had a 10-point lead after the short program, received 268.31 points after the free skate to finish 15 points ahead of second-place Nobunari Oda. .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. ZAGREB, Croatia -- Zeljko Krajan, Croatias Davis Cup captain, says veteran Ivo Karlovic will return in the final against Argentina.Krajan said on Monday that Karlovics return is the best possible news for Croatia ahead of the best-of-five series to be played in Zagreb from Nov. 25-27.Krajan says Our chances now look much better. ... I think we are the favorites.A serve-and-volley specialist, Karlovic will fill the gap in the likely absence of Croatias No. 2 player, Borna Coric, who underwent knee surgery. Marin Cilic will lead Croatia in the finals against Argentina and Juan Martin Del Potro.Karlovic, the 37-year-old ranked 20th, last played in the Davis Cup in 2012, facing Argentina in Buenos Aires. He has said he retired from the team competition to avoid injuries. Cheap Authentic Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
      April 10, 2018 1:07 AM MDT