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Brett Hundley scores first rushing touchdown of career, Packers lead 14-7

The Packers’ new starter has his legs working early on.

New Orleans Saints v Green Bay Packers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

In the second quarter of the Green Bay Packers’ week seven game against the New Orleans Saints, Brett Hundley finally got his game going.

Hundley did not complete a pass in the first quarter of the game, but completed three on the Packers’ fourth offensive series of the game for 35 yards. That included throws to Randall Cobb for 14 yards, Martellus Bennett for 12, and Ty Montgomery for nine.

However, set up with third and four at the Saints’ 14-yard line, Hundley used his legs to give the Packers a lead. He dropped back to pass, and after running back Aaron Jones picked up a blitz up the middle, Hundley rolled to his left and ran. Around the five-yard line, well after picking up the first down, Hundley was about to go out of bounds but cut back towards the goal line, dropping his shoulder and plowing into the end zone.

That score gave the Packers a 14-7 lead midway through the second.

Here’s a look at the play - note that cutback up field and away from the sideline.