Rodgers, Packers hang on to beat Patriots

Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) – Aaron Rodgers passed for 368 yards and two
touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers held on to beat the New England Patriots
26-21 on Sunday.

The Packers (9-3) improved to 6-0 at home this season, tying the NFL’s best
mark shared by New England and three other teams.

The Patriots (9-3) had a seven-game winning streak snapped, losing for the
first time in more than two months.

The Packers, with Rodgers carving out another precise passing game, took a
13-0 lead in the first quarter and hung on down the stretch after Tom Brady
threw his second touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell to get the Patriots within
23-21 early in the fourth quarter.

After Mason Crosby kicked his fourth field goal of the game for Green Bay to
make it 26-21, Stephen Gostkowski had a rare miss for New England at the other
end of the field.

The Packers picked up a final first down when Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for a
7-yard gain on 3rd-and-4. The Patriots were left without any timeouts and
Rodgers kneeled out the remaining two minutes.