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Packers take the lead, but still far from polished

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers scrambles under pressure from defensive end Jason Hatcher #97 of the Washington Redskins in the first quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Packers still don’t look like themselves.

But they’ve done enough in the second quarter to take the lead.

Aaron Rodgers has thrown a pair of touchdown passes, giving the Packers a 17-11 lead just before halftime.

Rodgers hit one of his typical free-play touchdown passes, hitting Randall Cobb while Washington was trying unsuccessfully to get its 12th man off the field.

On the next drive, he stalled after missing a wide open Cobb on a deep ball, settling for a field goal in the process.

But despite a few misses, he was finally able to convince Davante Adams to catch a few passes, including a 10-yard touchdown.

Rodgers is missing far too many open targets, and has to move his feet far too often because of their protection problems.

But for the first time in weeks, they have something resembling rhythm.

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40 Responses to “Packers take the lead, but still far from polished”
  1. floratiotime says: Jan 10, 2016 6:24 PM

    The Packers are terrible. How can they be winning?

  2. jam11163 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:24 PM

    You like that???

  3. giantkeebs says: Jan 10, 2016 6:26 PM

    Honest question: why wasn’t Cousin’s fumble subject to the tuck rule?

  4. cribbage12 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:26 PM

    Uh oh……. Look who’s winning Vikings fans!!!

    Still
    Keep
    On
    Liquoring Up!

  5. kvnhlstd says: Jan 10, 2016 6:27 PM

    Rough start, great finish to the half… 30 minutes like the last 7 min and we advance.

  6. sdspec says: Jan 10, 2016 6:28 PM

    You know your passing defense is bad when you make Davante Adams look good.

    Davante “I can’t get Open” Adams
    Davante “I dropped it” Adams
    Davante “No speed” Adams
    Davante “Whats a Route” Adams

    I guess showing up in the post season after being a joke all year is better than still being joke. Or a viking.
    laces out

  7. leatherface2012 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:29 PM

    packers check clears to refs, take lead

  8. jackfactor says: Jan 10, 2016 6:30 PM

    Go Pack Go!

  9. skinsprinting says: Jan 10, 2016 6:30 PM

    It is over …Rogers is the difference and the Skins D has no answer for the hurry up Offense.

    Well, it was a fun month of December to be a Redskins fan!

  10. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Jan 10, 2016 6:32 PM

    I knew we would come back in this game because we needed something positive before our long dark depressing winter hits us. After all, this is all we have. Go Pack!

  11. longtimefanh8tr says: Jan 10, 2016 6:35 PM

    Packers are playing Aaron Rodgers ball right now!

  12. shlort says: Jan 10, 2016 6:36 PM

    My playoff pick page pick for this game was the Packers by 13. I think the score was 23-10. Could be 24-11? Haha. The only pick I got right was the KC game. I was two stupid plays from being right on though. Burfict and his need to self destruct and Minnesota having a holder who didn’t know which way to point the laces on a left hash kick.

  13. alliwantisluv says: Jan 10, 2016 6:38 PM

    Almost any lead the Packers take these days is unexpected and gratifying to Packer fans.

  14. revelation123 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    The gusty winds are having a big effect on punts and deep, lofty throws. This one might come down to which team has the most possessions with the wind.

  15. skawh says: Jan 10, 2016 6:46 PM

    Washington takes the lead, again!

    Don’t count your cheese yet Pack fans

  16. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Jan 10, 2016 6:47 PM

    Wait…I thought we were winning…and happy for a moment there?

  17. gwall22 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:51 PM

    Have to love it when the former VP of Officiating admits they weren’t set prior to the TD!

  18. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Jan 10, 2016 7:00 PM

    Hey, TD! Man, that Eddie Jello is slippery, too.

  19. mropinionguy says: Jan 10, 2016 7:02 PM

    Wait…they ARE winning lol, pathetic Queens troll.

  20. leatherface2012 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:02 PM

    BFD green dorks get blown out next week. its wwe anyway

  21. minnescrotums says: Jan 10, 2016 7:03 PM

    I don’t know why Vikings fans are complaining about the Refs.

    The Vikings AND Refs couldn’t beat the Seahawks today.

    Just enjoy the best part of your year: The Offseason!

  22. trozenfundra says: Jan 10, 2016 7:23 PM

    Are they looking like themselves now Darin? Up by 14.

  23. pkrlvr says: Jan 10, 2016 7:26 PM

    Typical responses from the usual trolls. Sorry your team choked while ours is up by 2 scores….but that’s how it always is, you guys just got one extra game this year.

  24. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 10, 2016 7:35 PM

    Couple of mediocre teams. Not worth my time.

  25. seahawksbmx says: Jan 10, 2016 7:41 PM

    Looking like it’ll be a 4-game road team sweep provided the Packers don’t go full Minncinnati. Crazy.
    Ever happened? Someone look that up for me and grab me a beer while you’re at it. Thanks.

  26. lavamachine says: Jan 10, 2016 7:46 PM

    Packers dominant!

    How much did u pay for your NFC NORTH hat?

    Ha, ha, ha, ha,

    Queens take your purple tights and pigtails to the dry cleaners!

    Ha!

  27. jimmysee says: Jan 10, 2016 8:05 PM

    In absolutely true Green Bay Packers Titletown style, in one game today, the brilliant and historic Packers, holders of 13 NFL titles(!), will finally SHUT up BOTH LogicalVoices AND PFTpoet over here on PFT!

    Make no mistake. This is an historic day!

  28. lambeauandlombardi says: Jan 10, 2016 8:09 PM

    nicofthenorthstar says:
    Jan 10, 2016 7:35 PM
    Couple of mediocre teams. Not worth my time.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    But watching the Minnesota team is?

  29. lindacaseauthor says: Jan 10, 2016 8:09 PM

    What a farce game. Sure AR is smiling. For once the opponent’s D stinks and he’s not being sacked a gadzillion times like he’s been the last couple weeks against Arizona and Minnesota. The Skins don’t know how to beat the arrogant hotshot. The Cards do.

  30. codythao35 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:09 PM

    Packers can win this game. We don’t care bc we get to pick before them. Packers will lose next week in Arizona for sure. Vikings will come on top again next year and go all the way. But at the end of the day it’s just a game.

  31. lambeauandlombardi says: Jan 10, 2016 8:16 PM

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:09 PM

    The Skins don’t know how to beat the arrogant hotshot. The Cards do.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Notice you didn`t mention the Minnesota team. Aren`t they still in it?

  32. son681 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:31 PM

    1 and done. Wait that was the queens

  33. beerbratscheese says: Jan 10, 2016 8:36 PM

    codythao35 says:

    Packers can win this game. We don’t care bc we get to pick before them. Packers will lose next week in Arizona for sure. Vikings will come on top again next year and go all the way. But at the end of the day it’s just a game.
    ——————————

    Spoken like a true Cubs fan.

  34. lindacaseauthor says: Jan 10, 2016 8:38 PM

    lambeauandlombardi says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:16 PM
    lindacaseauthor says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:09 PM

    The Skins don’t know how to beat the arrogant hotshot. The Cards do.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Notice you didn`t mention the Minnesota team. Aren`t they still in it?
    ——————-
    At least we played a “real” team, not a JV squad.

  35. tutamus says: Jan 10, 2016 8:50 PM

    codythao35 says:

    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL Biggest choke i’ve EVER seen now belongs to the Vikings. 27yd fg for the win? NOPE!

  36. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:57 PM

    LOL

    The Hateful (of the final) Eight.

  37. lambeauandlombardi says: Jan 10, 2016 9:02 PM

    lindacaseauthor says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:38 PM

    At least we played a “real” team, not a JV squad.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Funny you would mention JV squad.

  38. lindacaseauthor says: Jan 10, 2016 9:17 PM

    lambeauandlombardi says:
    Jan 10, 2016 9:02 PM
    lindacaseauthor says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:38 PM

    At least we played a “real” team, not a JV squad.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Funny you would mention JV squad.
    ————————
    I don’t get it, unless you’re referring to my Vikings which would be beyond dumb because what would make your team, since we soundly beat your butts and now own the Pack. 😀

  39. vikescry1 says: Jan 10, 2016 9:45 PM

    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jan 10, 2016 6:32 PM
    I knew we would come back in this game because we needed something positive before our long dark depressing winter hits us. After all, this is all we have. Go Pack! —————————————————————————————————————————————————- i know right, it could be totally worse though, we could be vikings fans!! bahahahaha dudes with blonde wigs trying really hard to look like ladys!!!

  40. jimmysee says: Jan 11, 2016 4:08 AM

    codythao35 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:09 PM

    Packers can win this game. We don’t care bc we get to pick before them. Packers will lose next week in Arizona for sure. Vikings will come on top again next year and go all the way. But at the end of the day it’s just a game.

    ————————————————————-

    Hey Cody — I recall the Vikings picked TWICE in the first round before the Packers pick finally came around and they selected Aaron Rodgers.

    So how did those two picks work out for your team?

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