Packers vs. Patriots: Green Bay Takes 3-0 Lead With Early Field Goal
After succesfully executing a game-opening onside kick, the Green Bay Packers, with backup quarterback Matt Flynn at the helm, drove deep into New England Patriots territory before kicking a field goal to take an early lead in Gillette Stadium.
Considering where the Packers began their drive, the Patriots defense performed admirably. They gave up big yards to Green Bay, but held their ground when it mattered most. After allowing Flynn to pick and choose his receivers all the way to the New England ten-yard line, the Patriots forced a sack to end a once-promising drive.
Rather than give up and easy, early touchdown, New England held Green Bay to a field goal for the first "little" victory of the game.
This early, it may not seem like a big distinction, but it still affords the Patriots some leeway and gives them a chance to put the Packers in a hole and force them to throw the ball more than they may like.
Yielding an early touchdown would have been costly. Holding the Packers to a field goal means New England can still reclaim the lead in one play.
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