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Packers finally get a TD, grab lead

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The Packers have their first touchdown and their first lead, 13-7 over the Cardinals in the third quarter.

Aaron Rodgers threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Janis to give the Packers the lead. The Packers cashed in a Ha Ha Clinton-Dix interception after the teams traded interceptions to start the second half.

Janis came into the game with four catches in his career. The touchdown was his fifth catch of the game.

A 61-yard rumble by Eddie Lacy — the longest run of his career — set up the touchdown.

The defenses have dominated. The Cardinals were held to 75 yards in the first half and their offense spent plenty of time on the sideline as the Packers got a pair of field goals off a pair of 17-play drives.

Rashad Johnson picked off Aaron Rodgers to start the half, and Clinton-Dix returned the favor three plays later.

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52 Responses to “Packers finally get a TD, grab lead”
  1. shlort says: Jan 16, 2016 10:17 PM

    This one is going to be a nail biter. The officiating is something to look at and wonder if it will impact the outcome.

  2. stellarperformance says: Jan 16, 2016 10:19 PM

    Fitzgerald should be tossed.

  3. wallabear says: Jan 16, 2016 10:20 PM

    No.11: Larry Fitzgerald – “cheapshot” artist

  4. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 16, 2016 10:20 PM

    Carson Palmer is horrible. Had a wide open guy this drive to the end zone on 3rd down and instead nearly gets picked off by overthrowing it. Green Bay has this.

  5. specialteamsposter says: Jan 16, 2016 10:21 PM

    Agree about the officials. Too many minor infractions on the oline were called (one can always call something on almost every fown) during key plays. We shall see.

  6. revelation123 says: Jan 16, 2016 10:23 PM

    The reports of Green Bay’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

  7. 2064life says: Jan 16, 2016 10:23 PM

    Fitzgerald is about as classy as it gets. Dude does not have a dirty bone in his body.

    -Hawks fan.

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

    So why do the Packers uniforms have a really big, shiny, plastic strip around the shoulders right where players try to block?

  9. minnescrotums says: Jan 16, 2016 10:33 PM

    Home field advantage comes with Refs, I see. That wasn’t a catch.

  10. bonecrushinghits says: Jan 16, 2016 10:34 PM

    I don’t have a dog in this fight but man every time I see Mike McCarthy’s fat face I just want to punch it. No wonder they don’t like him in Green Bay

  11. ratsfoiledagain says: Jan 16, 2016 10:34 PM

    Not the blowout some Cards fans were predicting.

  12. minnescrotums says: Jan 16, 2016 10:35 PM

    Yep. Now it’s clear. The NFL doesn’t want the Packers in the NFC Championship game.

  13. minnescrotums says: Jan 16, 2016 10:35 PM

    Hey, they tackled the Cardinals player. That should be a penalty.

  14. gb15class says: Jan 16, 2016 10:35 PM

    GB 7 penalties, AZ 3
    Yeah, Refs favor Packers. Sheesh.

  15. stellarperformance says: Jan 16, 2016 10:38 PM

    bonecrushinghits says:
    Jan 16, 2016 10:34 PM
    I don’t have a dog in this fight but man every time I see Mike McCarthy’s fat face I just want to punch it. No wonder they don’t like him in Green Bay
    ////////////////////

    We like him just fine. We don’t like you. Maybe you misunderstood.

  16. dtroxallday says: Jan 16, 2016 10:38 PM

    With all the uniform rules, how does James Jones get to wear a hoodie under his jersey. And why would he?…and sleeveless at that.

  17. rufustfirefly1303 says: Jan 16, 2016 10:38 PM

    Why is james jones wearing his hoodie playing indoors in arizona?

  18. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 16, 2016 10:40 PM

    Palmer just does not look like a big game player. There are guys who are studs in the regular season but then just don’t have it in the playoffs. Hoyer looked like that and now Palmer does.

  19. vader3234 says: Jan 16, 2016 10:42 PM

    Carson Palmer at work right now! Proud body of playoff work going on full throttle. Only thing missing is a pick six.

  20. kdub69 says: Jan 16, 2016 10:42 PM

    Palmer interception… Packers are going to win.

  21. kdub69 says: Jan 16, 2016 10:44 PM

    Does Arizona know it’s the 4th quarter? Not playing like they do.

  22. beastmode5150 says: Jan 16, 2016 10:45 PM

    Seattle or Carolina will smash either of these teams.

  23. hivelocityimpactsplatter says: Jan 16, 2016 10:45 PM

    Packers shoving that Wisconsin cheddar right down the Cardinals throats. One and done. Only question is, do the Cards prefer Classic Choke or Diet Choke?

  24. lapantherfan86 says: Jan 16, 2016 10:46 PM

    This game is a joke.

  25. minnescrotums says: Jan 16, 2016 10:51 PM

    Peppers being held up by the neck, no call.

    Keep it up, Dbags!

  26. staffordsyear says: Jan 16, 2016 10:51 PM

    Neither of these teams will win it all so I could care less about the outcome, but the officiating is terrible..once again. Just terrible.

  27. mlenenski says: Jan 16, 2016 10:52 PM

    Arizona needs a better running back

  28. waldoampere says: Jan 16, 2016 10:53 PM

    Palmer’s interception was pathetic. How can someone with his experience throw such a poor, lazy pass?

  29. minnescrotums says: Jan 16, 2016 11:01 PM

    Well, the Cards shouldn’t have had that TD. So if that’s the game, the Cards and Refs won!

  30. rodgers4mvps says: Jan 16, 2016 11:05 PM

    Nice defense, Packers. It’s almost like you had to let them score for some reason….

    One of the worst displays of 3rd down defense I have ever seen.

  31. cinzano08 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:10 PM

    Rodgers complains more than Peyton ever thought of.

  32. cwifyou says: Jan 16, 2016 11:12 PM

    Cinzanoo, oh please. The Cards got a gift on the TD and on the non call of the PI.

  33. dexx57 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:12 PM

    Should have been a flag on 12 Brown on that last td, refs screwed the Packers

  34. ad28bestever says: Jan 16, 2016 11:14 PM

    Aw, how cute was Mr Munn on that 3rd down errant pass to a no name WR when he put his hands up looking for a flag like “what, my pre game BJ on you guys wasn’t good enough?”

    Then on 4th down when another errant pass bounced on the ground and their fat, cross eyed head coach threw his hands in disgust. Just didn’t know if he was looking at the ref, Rodgers, Jones, or most likely all 3 at the same time.

  35. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:15 PM

    Bruce Arians just won the dumbest playcall of the year.

  36. codythao35 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:15 PM

    Ball bounces right, caught for td Cardinals.

  37. vicksdawgpound says: Jan 16, 2016 11:18 PM

    Not a fan of either team but all I see in this game is poor officiating. Tons of missed calls.

  38. nhpats says: Jan 16, 2016 11:18 PM

    beastmode5150 says:
    Jan 16, 2016 10:45 PM
    Seattle or Carolina will smash either of these teams.

    ———
    You mean like Seattle “smashed” the Vikings last week?

  39. glac1 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:22 PM

    finally… al michaels has been shut up by ridiculous network,,,, sweet.

  40. dexx57 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:23 PM

    No pass interference call on bethel Johnson

  41. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 16, 2016 11:28 PM

    Unbelievable!

  42. tybalt1211 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:28 PM

    Best Halemary Ive seen!

  43. hivelocityimpactsplatter says: Jan 16, 2016 11:29 PM

    The refs tried. They tried and tried. But they could not give that game to the Cards. Two blatant pass interferences ignored. Worst officiating of the entire playoffs, and it’s not even close. And the Cards still choked!

  44. dexx57 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:31 PM

    Best play of the year by Rodgers

  45. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 16, 2016 11:32 PM

    And yes, the officiating is beyond bad. Apparently, the coin toss is too complicated for the zebras.

  46. cwifyou says: Jan 16, 2016 11:33 PM

    NFL Officiating is a joke.

    One thing for sure, as they like to let plays go more often ,they need to give Teams more challenges.

  47. tybalt1211 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:35 PM

    Fitzgerald!!!

  48. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 16, 2016 11:41 PM

    This is one of those games where you hate to see either team lose. Great game. Playoff football is amazing.

    Now, if they could just do something about the officials.

  49. cwifyou says: Jan 16, 2016 11:41 PM

    Well GB, you had your chance.

  50. raiders4ever says: Jan 16, 2016 11:41 PM

    this is a great game OT and everything but the announcers are ruining it they making to much out of every little thing..Al Micheals needs to retire..Collinsworth says wow wow wow over doing it..im usually not caring about announcers cause i enjoy the games alot as i did this one but pls we need 2 diffrant guys calling the game..i had it on mute alot of the game and i enjoyed it about the same…and i need sound cause i like to hear the play by play rite..i hope some other channel gets the sunday night games next season

  51. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 16, 2016 11:44 PM

    This might have been the greatest game ever played.

  52. Ugadogs21 says: Jan 17, 2016 12:33 AM

    Tip of the hat to Janus for making the most of his opportunity.

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