Matt Flynn, James Jones Burn Patriots, Retake the Lead for Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn lofted a perfectly thrown ball down the sideline to wide receiver James Jones. Devin McCourty, who was questionable tonight due to a rib injury sustained during last week's win over the Chicago Bears, was beaten on the play.
It wasn't McCourty who made the biggest mistake though. It was Patriots' safety Brandon Meriweather. Meriweather has struggled mightily this season, at one point losing his starting job. The former Pro-Bowler not only misplayed the ball, he also took a terrible angle on the receiver and missed completely.
Instead of tackling James Jones, he tackled his own teammate, McCourty. Once the two defensive back collided, Jones had a free run into the end-zone to give the Packers a 10-7 lead.
In what was supposed to be a blowout with Green Bay missing star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the game hasn't followed that script at all. The Packers are playing aggressively, taking chances on special teams and taking shots downfield. So far it's working beautifully and they're giving New England all they can handle early.
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