Packers beat Patriots 27-24 in overtime
Patriots playing with third-string quarterback Bailey Zappe.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WMTV) - The Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots 27-24 in overtime at Lambeau Field.
Brian Hoyer got the start at quarterback for the Patriots after Mac Jones was ruled out with an ankle injury. Hoyer was 5/6 for 37 yards, was sacked once and Patriots would kick a 37-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
In the first quarter Hoyer went over to the Patriots medical tent and would later head to the locker room where he was evaluated for a head injury. Hoyer was later ruled out for the rest of the game.
Rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe would takeover for the rest of the game. Patriots would punt on Zappe’s first drive, and the Packers would get their first points of the day on the next drive. Aaron Rodgers would connect with Christian Watson for 15 yards and his first NFL touchdown. Packers would take the lead 7-3.
The Packers were also struggling with injuries as well. Safety Adrian Amos left the field and was evaluated for a concussion in the first quarter and was later ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Just before the half on 3rd & 9 Aaron Rodgers was picked off by Jack Jones who returned it for 40 yards and a Patriots touchdown to take the lead 10-7.
Packers would come out of the half and score, Rodgers finds Robert Tonyan for a TD to give the Packers a 14-10 lead. It was Tonyan’s first touchdown of the season, almost a year since he tore his ACL.
The Patriots third-string quarterback would come to play, leading New England to touchdowns on their first two drives out of the half to take the lead 24-17.
Green Bay would respond and the rookie Romeo Doubs would catch a 13-yard pass from Rodgers in the fourth quarter to tied it up at 24. Including playoffs that was Rodgers 500th career touchdown pass.
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