Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Green Bay Packers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
A 25-yard field goal by kicker Mason Crosby late in the fourth quarter ends the scoring and gives the Green Bay Packers a 24-15 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It was an ugly game from both teams, and generally win for the Packers, but a win is win no matter what.
The Packers improve to 5-3 on the season heading into their final game before their bye with a game against the Arizona Cardinals next week.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars fall to 1-6 on the season with a game against the Detroit Lions looming.
0:31 in the 4th quarter
A field goal by Mason Crosby will make this a two-score game.
With a pass interference call on the Jaguars giving the Packers a first down, the game is in the bag. All the Packers have to do is run out the clock and the Jags have no more timeouts.
2:55 in the 4th quarter
After struggling most of the first half, the Packers secondary was the hero of drive in which the Packers forced the Jaguars offense to turn the ball over on downs.
Gabbert had a difficult time connecting with Justin Blackmon, and the Packers had good coverage the whole way.
6:00 in the 4th quarter
After a three-and-out by the Packers, the Jaguars once again have an opportunity ahead of them to take the lead.
They'll have a long field, however. Punter Tim Masthay has pinned the Jaguars inside their own 10-yard line.
6:50 in the 4th quarter
Now that the Jaguars have pulled within one score, the Packers would like nothing more than to go on a clock-killing, long drive that keeps the ball out of the hands of their opponent.
In order to do that, however, the Packers are going to have to see at least some success with their ground game, something that hasn't happened much so far.
9:28 in the 4th quarter
The Packers appear to have gotten a gift when being called for offsides, it appears as if Justin Blackmon has stepped out of bounds.
10:52 in the 4th quarter
As noted by play-by-play man Greg Gumble, the Jaguars just converted their first first down of the second half.
Blaine Gabbert and the Jaguars offense started the game so hot, but have cooled off considerably.
The Packers defense hasn't made any mistakes, but it's been mostly the Jaguars offense failing to get anything going.
12:36 in the 4th quarter
Fan favorite Donald Driver caught just his second touchdown of the season.
Driver may not have much of a role in the Packers offense this season, but he remains a hero to the fans in Green Bay.
His touchdown just made it a two-score game, which will be difficult for the Jaguars to overcome.
14:40 in the 4th quarter
The one redeeming factor for the Packers is that they're continually getting possession of the football at midfield.
Following the Jaguars' most recent punt, the Packers don't have to drive far to get into scoring territory.
Of course, that assumes they can either get into the end zone or convert a field goal.
0:18 in the 3rd quarter
This is turning into one ugly football game. Neither offense has done anything in the third quarter, and it hasn't exactly been because of good defense.
Let's hope for a better fourth quarter.
1:21 in the 3rd quarter
A missed field goal by Mason Crosby leaves the game wide open.
Crosby has had difficulty coming into today's game with his long distance kicks in which he appears to put a little too much English on his kicks.
The most recent attempt was not a long field goal attempt, but his struggles continue.
6:50 in the 3rd quarter
Now it appears the Jaguars have joined the Packers in finding any consistency on offense.
The Jaguars were moving the ball almost at will during the first half, but have now been forced to punt a couple times in the second half.
The Jaguars left an opportunity on the table after getting the ball at midfield following the Packers' fake field goal/punt.
8:31 in the 3rd quarter
The Packers' luck finally ran out on special teams trick plays after converting on a fake field goal, fake punt and onside kick earlier in the season.
After the Packers shifted out of their field goal formation, it was conceivable that they would punt with holder Tim Masthay back to receive the snap.
Perhaps they should have.
11:45 in the 3rd quarter
A sack on a blitz by safety Morgan Burnett has given the Packers arguably their biggest play on defense of the day.
The Jaguars were forced to punt deep in their own territory and the Packers have possession of the football near midfield.
This could be a turning of the tide situation if the Packers take advantage, but of course, first they have to take advantage.
12:43 in the 3rd quarter
Aaron Rodgers looks out of sorts for the Packers, but he's not being helped by his offensive line.
And it probably doesn't help either that he's missing his top two wide receivers due to injury in Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson.
In any case, this game is there for the taking for the Jaguars as the Packers can't find any consistency.
12:49 in the 3rd quarter
worthy evaluated for concussion— Packer Report (@PackerReport) October 28, 2012
14:53 in the 2nd quarter
Packers defensive lineman Jerel Worthy is being attended to by trainers following the second half opening kickoff. More on his status as it becomes available.
From Drew Smith of the Fox television affiliate in Green Bay...
#Packers outgained on offense 233-91, TOP favors Jax by 5 minutes in first half, but still lead 14-12. Thank you special teams.— Drew Smith (@DrewSmithSports) October 28, 2012
If it wasn't for the Packers' punt block for a touchdown, this would be a much different game.
After some early success on the ground early, the Packers defense has done a good job limiting the Jaguars to 46 first half rushing yards on 15 carries, an average of only 3.1 yards per carry.
It may not matter so much how the running game performs the rest of the game, however. The Jaguars are moving the ball almost at will through the air, and it will be incumbent upon the Packers to stop them.
As a case in point of how the Jaguars passing game has been effective while the Packers secondary has struggled, the Jaguars have 13 first downs in the first half, and 10 of them have come through the air.
Granted, the Packers are lacking a pass rush. They only have one sack and that came early in the game.
The affect of losing veteran defensive back Charles Woodson is debatable, but the Packers secondary is definitely having its troubles with Blaine Gabbert and the Jaguars passing game, especially over the middle of the field.
Gabbert has already thrown for 195 yards, and it's only halftime.
0:53 in the 2nd quarter
There's a golden opportunity for the Jaguars right here. They can get right back into this football game with a touchdown and supreme confidence heading into halftime.
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