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Rodgers rallies Packers past Steelers

Aug 12, 2007 - 3:02 AM PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers at least can feel good about their respective backup quarterback situations.

Aaron Rodgers rallied the Packers to a 13-9 victory over the Steelers in a preseason game Saturday night.

Relieving an ineffective Brett Favre, Rodgers guided the Packers to a score on the final drive of the first half, a 32-yard field goal by Dave Rayner.

Green Bay's top pick in 2005, Rodgers moved the Packers down the field for a 3-yard scoring strike to Carlyle Holiday early in the third quarter for a 10-9 lead.

Favre completed just 2-of-7 for seven yards. Hampered by penalties, the Packers could not gain a first down in his four possessions.

Batch came on in relief of Steelers starter Ben Roethlisberger, who played just two series and was 2-for-2 for 14 yards.

The 10-year veteran led the Steelers to a pair of scores, connecting on a 41-yard touchdown pass to Walter Young in the first quarter and hitting second-year wideout Sanantonio Holmes for 49 yards to set up Jeff Reed's 27-yard field goal early in the second quarter for a 9-0 lead.

Batch completed 3-of-5 passes for 97 yards and the touchdown.

Packers rookie running back Brandon Jackson, seeking to wrest the starting job from the injured Vernand Morency, rushed for just 57 yards on 16 carries. But he had just 21 yards on 12 carries before gaining the bulk of his yardage against reserves.

With running back Willie Parker against sitting with a knee injury, Najeh Davenport (34 yards) and Kevan Barlow (25 yards) both ran well for the Steelers.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    GREEN BAY 0 3 10 0 13
    PITTSBURGH 6 3 0 0 9 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PIT - TD, WALTER YOUNG 41 YD PASS FROM
    CHARLIE BATCH (PAT BLOCKED), 14:12.
    PITTSBURGH 6-0
    2ND QUARTER: PIT - FG, JEFF REED 27 YD, 2:38. PITTSBURGH
    9-0
    GNB - FG, 32 YD, 15:00. PITTSBURGH 9-3
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    GREEN BAY 13
    PITTSBURGH 9 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR
    PIT BALL ON PIT 15 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Aug 11 10:05 PM


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    FG GNB
    MASON CROSBY 52 YD
    GREEN BAY 13
    PITTSBURGH 9 3:25 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Packers vs. SteelersAug 11 9:54 PM


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    TD GNB
    CARLYLE HOLIDAY 3 YD PASS FROM AARON RODGERS
    (DAVE RAYNER KICK)
    GREEN BAY 10
    PITTSBURGH 9 9:11 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    FG GNB
    32 YD
    GREEN BAY 3
    PITTSBURGH 9 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    FG GNB
    32 YD
    GREEN BAY 3
    PITTSBURGH 9 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    FG PIT
    JEFF REED 27 YD
    GREEN BAY 0
    PITTSBURGH 9 12:22 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    GREEN BAY 0 0
    PITTSBURGH 6 6 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PIT - TD, WALTER YOUNG 41 YD PASS FROM
    CHARLIE BATCH (PAT BLOCKED), 14:12.
    PITTSBURGH 6-0

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    TD PIT
    WALTER YOUNG 41 YD PASS FROM CHARLIE BATCH
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    GREEN BAY 0
    PITTSBURGH 6 0:48 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Packers vs. SteelersAug 11 8:12 PM