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Packers-Cowboys Update: Green Bay takes 7-3 lead on Richard Rodgers touchdown

The Packers lead early, thanks to a big play from Aaron Rodgers.

NFL: NFC Divisional-Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers got the hot start on offense that they were looking for. After driving down the field and getting the benefit of a 12-men-on-the-field penalty against the Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers struck with a deep ball.

The surprise was who caught it - tight end Richard Rodgers, who burned linebacker Sean Lee in coverage. Rodgers (#12) caught the Cowboys offsides, lofting this deep pass to Rodgers (#82), who hauled in an impressive catch that gave the Packers a 7-3 lead early in the first quarter.

Making this catch even more impressive was how Rodgers even hauled it in at all, considering the flight of the football:

It was Richard Rodgers’ first touchdown since week 16’s win over the Vikings, and comes on the heels of a season in which he caught just two scores all season long.

Aaron Rodgers is 3 for 3 for 55 yards and the touchdown so far.