Packers
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27 - 24 Final
  for this game

Rodgers dazzles as Packers tip Broncos

Aug 23, 2008 - 4:16 AM DENVER (Ticker) -- Aaron Rodgers looks ready to take over in Green Bay.

Brett Favre's former understudy completed 18-of-22 passes for 198 yards as the Green Bay Packers beat the Denver Broncos, 27-24, at Invesco Field on Friday.

Rodgers, who played all of the first half and one series in the third quarter, threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Donald Driver to start the game, capping an 80-yard drive in eight plays. He also ran for a 1-yard touchdown, giving the Packers a 20-17 lead in the third quarter.

Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler looked shaky to start the game, often overthrowing his receivers. He started the game 1-for-7 for 14 yards, but finally settled down to finish 6-of-13 for 115 yards and two touchdowns, including a 49-yard score to Brandon Marshall.

Denver's running game made up for the early passing problems. Led by the backfield combination of Selvin Young and Andre Hall, Denver rushed for 131 yards. Young finished with 42 yards on six carries while Hall added 46 yards on nine rushes.

While the Broncos defense did hold the Green Bay running game to 31 yards in the first half, they were not able to get significant pressure on Rodgers, who completed passes to nine different receivers.

The Broncos took the lead in the fourth quarter when backup quarterback Patrick Ramsey threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Michael Pittman. However, the Packers put the game away with a 1-yard touchdown run by Kregg Lumpkin, which was set up by Tracy White's interception that gave the Packers the ball at Denver's 10-yard line.

Green Bay placekicker Mason Crosby, who spent his college days at nearby Colorado, hit 2-of-3 field goals, missing on a 53-yard attempt.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    GREEN BAY 7 6 7 7 27
    DENVER 3 14 0 7 24 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: GNB - TD, DONALD DRIVER 10 YD PASS FROM AARON
    RODGERS (MASON CROSBY KICK), 3:37.
    Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards in 3:37.
    GREEN BAY 7-0
    DEN - FG, MATT PRATER 40 YD, 9:36. Drive: 12
    plays, 58 yards i

    Aug 23 12:04 AM
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    TD GNB
    KREGG LUMPKIN 1 YD RUN
    (MASON CROSBY KICK)
    GREEN BAY 27
    DENVER 24 3:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Packers 27, Broncos 24  4th - 3:15Aug 22 11:49 PM
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    Packers 27, Broncos 24  4th - 3:15Aug 22 11:49 PM
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    Packers 20, Broncos 24  4th - 6:12Aug 22 11:41 PM


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    TD DEN
    MICHAEL PITTMAN 9 YD PASS FROM PATRICK RAMSEY
    (MATT PRATER KICK)
    GREEN BAY 20
    DENVER 24 8:27 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Packers 20, Broncos 24  4th - 8:27Aug 22 11:33 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    GREEN BAY 7 6 7 20
    DENVER 3 14 0 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: GNB - TD, DONALD DRIVER 10 YD PASS FROM AARON
    RODGERS (MASON CROSBY KICK), 3:37.
    Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards in 3:37.
    GREEN BAY 7-0
    DEN - FG, MATT PRATER 40 YD, 9:36. Drive: 12
    plays, 58

    Aug 22 11:20 PM
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    Packers 20, Broncos 17  3rd - 10:46Aug 22 10:57 PM


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    TD GNB
    AARON RODGERS 1 YD RUN
    (MASON CROSBY KICK)
    GREEN BAY 20
    DENVER 17 10:46 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Packers 20, Broncos 17  3rd - 10:46Aug 22 10:55 PM


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    FG GNB
    MASON CROSBY 46 YD
    GREEN BAY 13
    DENVER 17 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Packers 13, Broncos 17  HalfAug 22 10:32 PM


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    TD DEN
    BRANDON MARSHALL 49 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER
    (MATT PRATER KICK)
    GREEN BAY 10
    DENVER 17 1:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Packers 10, Broncos 17  2nd - 1:25Aug 22 10:24 PM


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    FG GNB
    MASON CROSBY 44 YD
    GREEN BAY 10
    DENVER 10 1:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    TD DEN
    NATE JACKSON 7 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER
    (MATT PRATER KICK)
    GREEN BAY 7
    DENVER 10 6:03 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Packers 7, Broncos 10  2nd - 6:03Aug 22 10:01 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    GREEN BAY 7 7
    DENVER 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: GNB - TD, DONALD DRIVER 10 YD PASS FROM AARON
    RODGERS (MASON CROSBY KICK), 3:37.
    Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards in 3:37.
    GREEN BAY 7-0
    DEN - FG, MATT PRATER 40 YD, 9:36. Drive: 12
    plays, 58

    Aug 22 9:41 PM


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    FG DEN
    MATT PRATER 40 YD
    GREEN BAY 7
    DENVER 3 5:28 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Packers 7, Broncos 3  1st - 5:28Aug 22 9:29 PM


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    TD GNB
    DONALD DRIVER 10 YD PASS FROM AARON RODGERS
    (MASON CROSBY KICK)
    GREEN BAY 7
    DENVER 0 11:23 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Packers 7, Broncos 0  1st - 11:23Aug 22 9:15 PM
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