It's been a very tight game at Lambeau Field between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers. After an early Packers 13-0 lead, the Patriots put points on the board their last two drives to make the score 16-14, but Aaron Rodgers found Jordy Nelson for a 45-yard touchdown before the end of the half to make the score 23-14. Rodgers went 14-of-23 and passed for 282 yards in the first half, while Tom Brady went 12 of 16 for 148 yards.
Here's a brief summary of the good, bad and ugly from the first half:
With Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner covering Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, Davante Adams has taken fully advantage of the increased opportunities against New England's secondary. Adams caught three passes for 90 yards in the first quarter (six targets), including a 45-yard pass down field that led to a Richard Rodgers 23-yard score. He's gotten really good separation all game, and will look to continue his strong play in the second half.
Although Green Bay is leading, the Packers can't be satisfied with having to settle for field goals on three of their first four drives. Tom Brady and company have been able to stick around thus far, and the opportunities Green Bay has missed for touchdowns may come back to haunt them in the fourth quarter.
With under a minute left in the first half, the Patriots allowed Green Bay to score after Nelson scampered for a 45-yard touchdown. The Packers went 80 plus yards in just 55 seconds, a rough way for New England's momentum to end after scoring on their last two drives.