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Jaguars vs. Packers: Green Bay Makes It Interesting, Squeaks out a Win

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 28:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers  runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lambeau Field on October 28, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistOctober 28, 2012

They aren't dull, are they? The Green Bay Packers should have romped over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but as many Packers fan expected, they went ahead and played down to the level of one of the worst franchises in the NFL.

Sorry Jacksonville.

It took a late-game touchdown by "Old Man River" himself, Donald Driver, to seal the deal for the Packers, who struggled at times to win, 24-15.

For much of the game though, the receivers could not get open for Aaron Rodgers, though James Jones and Randall Cobb both came up big several times in place of the absent Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings.

Cobb's play was a nice reception along the back of the end zone where he had a step on coverage. Rodgers was scrambling to find someone open in the end zone.

He found Cobb, which is a situation we're all becoming very familiar with.

There were some disappointing downsides as well, including one from Cobb where he tried to dance around instead of driving forward and getting the single yard the team needed.

The defensive line saw Mike Neal and Jerel Worthy depart with injuries and then failed to get much push after they left. John Kuhn was out, and the Packers definitely missed his presence blocking for the run as well as on third down.

Alex Green isn't getting it done. Whether that means that James Starks needs to get a look or the Packers need to make a trade for another back is uncertain.

The Packers should have run away and hid early from the Jaguars, but they didn't. It's not something to be too concerned about, but they should make sure they are on point when they play the Arizona Cardinals.

The passing offense may have its hands full against a pretty good secondary.

They'll definitely have to do better than they did on Sunday.

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