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Aaron Rodgers Praised by Kevin Durant, Twitter for GW Drive as Packers Beat Patriots

Erin WalshOctober 3, 2022

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 02: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before his game against the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field on October 02, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers defeated the New England Patriots 27-24 in overtime on Sunday at Lambeau Field for their third win of the season, and it was anything but easy for Matt LaFleur's team.

Green Bay entered halftime down 10-7 after an abysmal first half by Rodgers, who completed 4-of-11 passes for 44 yards and a pick-six through the first two quarters.

However, the reigning MVP turned things around in the second half and in overtime, finishing the game having completed 21-of-35 passes for 251 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Rodgers also led a 12 play, 77-yard drive on Green Bay's second possession in overtime to get kicker Mason Crosby lined up for a game-winning 31-yard field goal, and he was praised for balling out when it mattered most.

Kevin Durant @KDTrey5

Good shit 12..

jkirkโ€™ @JaylenKirkland

Aaron Rodgers so elite man.

๐–โœช๐–Š @ayodascrazy

Aaron Rodgers is him still idc

Kevin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช @KevBriceno

Aaron Rodgers mvp award

Burrrandonโ„๏ธ @Stay1OTD

Aaron rodgers had 38 yards in the first half and 220 in the second. I forgot hes a miracle maker

Brice Odel @datdude_brice43

And thatโ€™s why you donโ€™t give the ball to Aaron Rodgers a second time.

Connie Carberg @ConnieScouts

Beautiful job Aaron Rodgers in OT to beat Patriots - <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jets?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Jets</a> have a better record after 4 games than Pats! When has that happened?

RANDY x UNDISPUTED @RJUndisputed

AARON RODGERS THE GOAT ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

Big nay ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿพ . @fineassnayy

Aaron Rodgers the mfn GOAT ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

LaSha ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™ @iamluhhshayy

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ AARON RODGERS FOR MVP<br><br>Ima Yell This Until He Retires Idc Idc ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ

Rodgers is no stranger to coming in clutch, but Sunday's game was probably a little too close for comfort for Packers fans, especially considering the Patriots were relying on third-string quarterback Bailey Zappe for most of the game.

The Packers moved to 3-1 on the season with the win. They will face the New York Giants next weekend in England.

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