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Drops, Questionable Decision Making Leads to Pats Win

by cmatta10 | 3 months ago | 0 Comments |

In a back and forth nail-biter that saw both teams score late in the 4th quarter, it was the Patriots defense that was able to cause a turnover in the closing seconds of the game to seal the victory 27-26 over the Packers. With the ball on the 7 yards line and 27 seconds remaining in the game, the Packers inexplicably decided to attempt a passing play that led to a Lamar Jackson sack fumble and allowed the Patriots to close out the thrilling Thursday night game. The Patriots were led by Todd Gurley, who they fed early and often, with 31 carries for 121 yards and 2 touchdowns. Matthew Stafford chipped in as well going 19/32 for 224 yards and a score. The Packers balanced offense was able to out distance there opponent in both phases of the game, with Lamar Jackson going 20/34 for 304 yards and a score and Dalvin Cook with 18 carries for 138 yards and a score. Dalvin Cook had 2 catastrophic drops, however, on wide open third and fourth down conversion plays that helped to shift the momentom back to the Patriots. With the win, the Patriots improve to 4-5 and will look to get back to .500 next week against the 4-3 Titans. The loss drops the Packers to 5-3 who will look to get back on track next week against the 3-5 Dolphins.