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Green Bay Packers 31, Arizona Cardinals 17: How they scored

Nov. 4, 2012
 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree (83) breaks away from Arizona Cardinals linebacker Paris Lenon (51) for a 72-yard touchdown catch on the last play of the third quarter of Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette

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Scoring plays from Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 31-17.

Score by quarters

Arizona 0 7 10 0 — 17
Green Bay 7 14 10 0 — 31

First quarter

Packers 7, Cardinals 0

Randall Cobb, 13-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 5:31.

Keys: The Packers got a big 21-yard run from Alex Green to march down to the Cardinals’ 20 while Rodgers also had four carries for 37 yards during the series. Jordy Nelson injured his ankle on second-and-goal from the 8, but Cobb exploded on a quick slant from the perimeter for the score on the ensuing play.

Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards, 4:49.

Second quarter

Packers 7, Cardinals 7

LaRod Stephens-Howling, 1-yard run (Jay Feely kick), 13:26.

Keys: Arizona cornerback William Gay picked off Rodgers to give the ball to the Cardinals at the Packers’ 43. John Skelton hit Andre Roberts, who beat rookie Casey Hayward on a 40-yard post route, to set up Stephens-Howling’s touchdown run two plays later.

Drive: 3 plays, 43 yards, 1:27.

Packers 14, Cardinals 7

Cobb, 21-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 7:44.

Keys: The Packers lost tackle Bryan Bulaga during the series, but still ran the ball with effectively. Cobb, who had runs out of the backfield of 11 and 12 yards on two of the first three plays of the drive, finished it with a touchdown catch on a fade route.
Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 5:42.

Packers 21, Cardinals 7

James Jones, 28-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 1:54.

Keys: Cobb injured his shoulder on the punt return, leaving the Packers without the playmaker for the series, but Rodgers connected with two productive screen passes to Green, including a 19-yarder to move to Arizona’s 29. Two plays later, Rodgers connected with Jones, who caught the pass over Jamell Fleming for his career-high eighth touchdown of the season.

Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:39.

Third quarter

Packers 24, Cardinals 7

Crosby, 33-yard field goal, 13:12.

Keys: After missing a 44-yard field goal early in the game, Crosby was good from 33. The Packers gained only 2 yards on the drive, but started on the Cardinals’ 17 after linebacker Erik Walden grabbed his first career interception off a Skelton pass deflected by Hayward.

Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 0:45.

Packers 24, Cardinals 14

Larry Fitzgerald, 31-yard pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 8:21.'

Keys: With Clay Matthews out with a hamstring injury, the Cardinals’ offense started to heat up. Skelton hit Roberts for a 23-yard completion and found Fitzgerald, who beat rookie outside linebacker Dezman Moses and the rest of the secondary to score off the quick slant.

Drive: 8 plays, 87 yards, 2:55.

Packers 24, Cardinals 17

Feely, 20-yard field goal, 0:50.

Keys: The Packers’ defense continued to look tired and yielded points to the Cardinals for the second consecutive drive. Although Green Bay stopped the Cardinals on third-and-1 on the 2 to force Feely’s kick, the defense allowed Skelton to go 5-for-5 passing on the series, including a 22-yard pass to Rob Housler to march into Packers territory.

Drive: 11 plays, 74 yards, 5:11.

Packers 31, Cardinals 17

Tom Crabtree, 72-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 0:00.

Keys: After going four series without a first down, Rodgers dropped a pass over the top of Arizona’s defense and into the arms of Crabtree on second-and-6 for the Packers’ longest touchdown completion of the season.

Drive: 2 plays, 78 yards, 0:50.

Fourth quarter

No scoring.

Attendance: 70,504.

— Weston Hodkiewicz

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