Three in a row for Packers

  • Last Updated: October 21 2013, 8:53 BST

The Green Bay Packers claimed their third win on the spin after battling to a 31-13 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Aaron Rodgers: 260 yards and three touchdowns
Aaron Rodgers: 260 yards and three touchdowns

Aaron Rodgers led the charge, throwing for 260 yards and three touchdowns, with Eddie Lacy running in for another score.

Lacy finished with 82 yards, while tight end Jermichael Finley had a 10-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter before leaving with a neck injury.

The Browns' Jordan Cameron caught a 2-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 11 with 6:09 left.

Cleveland thought it caught a huge break after recovering an onside kick, only for the play to be erased by an offside penalty.

The Packers got the ball back, and Rodgers found Jarrett Boykin for a 20-yard touchdown and a 31-13. Boykin, making his first start at receiver with Jones and Cobb out, finished with eight catches for 103 yards.

The Browns did have two nice fourth-quarter kickoff returns that helped set up drives into Green Bay territory, including an 80-yarder by Travis Benjamin that led to Cameron's score.

Otherwise, bad luck lingered over the Browns like the dark clouds that drenched Lambeau Field with a steady shower most of the game.

On an earlier drive, a fourth-down pass from the 31 to Josh Gordon was broken up after Davon House reached up to knock the ball loose at the last second. House also had the first-quarter interception of Weeden.

Still, Green Bay penalties kept the Browns in the game well into the second half. Tramon Williams' sack of Weeden on a corner blitz was negated by 15-yard face mask penalty on A.J. Hawk. But Cleveland settled for a 44-yard field goal from Billy Cundiff to make it 17-6.

Penalties had bogged down the Packers after jumping out to a 14-point halftime lead. Good thing they got off to such a hot start.

Rodgers connected with Finley for a 7-0 lead after the athletic, 6-foot-5 tight end spun around one defender, then caromed off two others like a pinball into the end zone.

Lacy followed on the next drive with a 1-yard score to give Green Bay a two-touchdown lead.


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