Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
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The Packers improved to 3-3 on the year while the Texans fell to 5-1.
Two minute warning
James Starks is finally getting his first playing time of the year in the fourth quarter as the Packers are trying to run out the clock.
Starks has four carries for 10 yards so far and might get one or two more before the night is over.
3:58 in the 4th quarter
Joining Graham Harrell as a backup quarterback entering the game is T.J. Yates who has replaced Matt Schaub as the Texans' quarterback.
Unfortunately for Yates, he threw an interception to Casey Hayward on a tipped ball. It was Hayward's second interception of the game.
5:21 in the 4th quarter
Graham Harrell is now in at quarterback for the Packers in place of Aaron Rodgers.
Harrell is best known for his fumble in the New Orleans Saints game in Week 4 on his only snap of his career, a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.
It appears Harrell will get a lot of practice at handing the ball off here as the Packers will just look to run the clock out.
5:35 in the 4th quarter
As NBC announcer Chris Collinsworth pointed out, Matt Schaub had been sacked three times all year and now has been sacked three times tonight.
7:11 in the 4th quarter
Casey Hayward got an interception for the second game in a row, not bad for a guy that basically plays only in the Packers' dime defense.
12:16 in the 4th quarter
Even though the Packers are dominating the scoreboard, they're having a disappointing night from an injury standpoint.
Cornerback Sam Shields is being attended to by trainers and looks to join Brandon Saine, Nick Perry and D.J. Smith as Packers who've been forced to leave the game.
The extent of their injuries is still unknown, but so far, none of them have returned to the game, and that's not a good sign.
12:16 in the 4th quarter
A couple of Packers have had pretty superlative performances.
For Aaron Rodgers, he's thrown six touchdown passes on the evening. And for wide receiver James Jones, it's his third consecutive game with two touchdowns.
The Packers came into Sunday night's game with questions building about their offense, but at least for one evening, they're putting those questions to rest.
13:35 in the 4th quarter
After giving up several completions on the evening and having a costly pass interference penalty, Packers cornerback Sam Shields helped make up for it by grabbing a fourth-quarter interception that has set the Packers up with good field position.
14:46 in the 4th quarter
Aaron Rodgers tossed his fifth touchdown pass of the game, a 48-yarder to tight end Tom Crabtree that is the Packers' longest pass play of the year.
Rodgers' passer rating on the evening improved to 134.5.
15:00 in the 4th quarter
On the final play of the third quarter, Alex Green had a nine-yard run for the Packers.
They'll be looking for more of those as they try to run out the clock and milk away a win here in the fourth quarter.
0:17 in the 3rd quarter
By methodically driving down the field, the Texans' most recent drive ended in a one-yard touchdown run by Arian Foster.
The Texans continue to build momentum and are now within two scores of the Packers. The odds are still against the Texans, but they're headed in the right direction.
4:05 in the 3rd quarter
The Texans finally got a little bit of momentum going by forcing a three-and-out by the Packers by stopping Jordy Nelson on a third down reception just one yard short of a first down.
Down by three possessions, however, the Texans have to start making some hay.
5:37 in the 3rd quarter
When the Texans failed to get a hand on blitzing linebacker A.J. Hawk, it just added to their woes on offense.
For a team that came into the game with an undefeated 5-0 record, the Texans sure aren't looking like a dominant team. The Packers can't afford to call it a night, however, if their second half meltdown last week was any indication.
8:16 in the 3rd quarter
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is having a heck of a game with two sacks and three tackles for a loss, but he's not getting a lot of help from his teammates.
Yet another penalty gave the Packers a first-and-goal inside the five-yard line, which set up Jordy Nelson's third touchdown of the game.
9:24 in the 3rd quarter
With the most recent special teams penalty that gave the Packers a first down, the Texans now have six penalties for 67 yards for the game.
Instead of settling for a field goal, the Packers are looking to capitalize and are hoping for a touchdown.
10:22 in the 3rd quarter
Early in the second half, Jordy Nelson has exceeded 100 receiving yards on the day.
He's been beating cornerback Jonathan Joseph for a majority of the game.
A silver lining for the Houston Texans and a word of caution to the Green Bay Packers comes from Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette...
Packers injury update: Linebacker DJ Smith – knee, doubtful. #GBvsHOU— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 15, 2012
Smith took over for Desmond Bishop who's out for the year on injured reserve with a hamstring injury suffered during the preseason.
The Packers are going through their depth fast at inside linebacker so Brad Jones will be under the microscope the rest of this game, and perhaps longer.
It's almost hard to believe, but Arian Foster only has 13 carries for 22 yards at halftime, an average of 1.7 yards per carry, albeit with one touchdown.
The Packers have done a terrific job up front with Ryan Pickett seeing a lot of time at nose tackle with B.J. Raji out of the game.
One of the keys to each quarterback having a good half has been the pass protection by both the Texans and the Packers.
Both gave up a little bit of pressure and a sack or two in the first couple possessions of the game but settled down after that.
Aaron Rodgers and Matt Schaub both have passer ratings over 100 as a result.
:16 in the 2nd quarter
The Packers appear to be content to punt with just seconds remaining in the second quarter.
2:00 in the 2nd quarter
Both Aaron Rodgers and Matt Schaub are having good games so far, but the pressure is currently on Rodgers at the two-minute warning as he looks to get the Packers on the scoreboard once more before halftime.
4:26 in the 2nd quarter
Linebacker D.J. Smith joins Nick Perry and Tim Jamison as players who have exited the game due to injury.
Coming into the game for the Packers is Brad Jones who has played more outside linebacker earlier in his career than on the inside.
4:16 in the 2nd quarter
With four catches for 46 yards, wide receiver Andre Johnson is having some success coming against Packers cornerback Tramon Williams.
Williams isn't getting beat deep, but Johnson keeps getting first downs.
6:45 in the 2nd quarter
Once again, a penalty haunts the Texans as a questionable pass interference call Kareem Jackson set up a Packers touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson just plays later.
Jackson made very little contact with Jones on the play in question, but he did not turn his head around.
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