Packers keep unbeaten tag

Packers keep unbeaten tag

Mason Crosby field goal takes Packers into play-offs


Aaron Rogers

Reigning Super Bowl champions Green Bay Packers are play-off bound after a 38-35 win against New York Giants.

Aaron Rodgers engineered a last-minute drive to set up a 30-yard field goal by Mason Crosby on the final play to ensure the Packers remained undefeated.

Rodgers hit three passes of more than 18 yards on the drive in the final 58 seconds as the Packers (12-0) won their 18th straight game and handed the Giants (6-6) their fourth straight loss.

New York had tied the game on a two-yard Eli Manning touchdown pass and a two-point conversion run by DJ Ware with just under a minute to play.

Rodgers, who was harassed by Giants front and sacked three times, finished 28 of 46 for 369 yards. He threw touchdown passes of 7 and 13 yards to Donald Driver, 20 to Jennings and 12 to Finley.


Linebacker Clay Matthews also returned an interception 38 yards for a score in the second quarter.

Manning finished 23 of 40 for 347 yards. He had a 67-yard touchdown pass to Travis Beckum and touchdown tosses of 4 and 2 yards to Nicks. Brandon Jacobs scored on a 1-yard run after a rare interception of Rodgers and Lawrence Tynes kicked two field goals with a 50-yard in the fourth quarter getting New York within 28-27.

Rodgers hooked up with Driver on a seven-yard TD with 3:34 to go to push the lead to 35-27.

However, Manning hit tight end Jake Ballard on two 15 yard passes and connected with Victor Cruz for 22 yards to set up the game-tying score that New York thought would send the game to OT.

Rodgers had other ideas, though, and the Packers continued their run at trying to match Miami’s perfect season in 1972.