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Packers tie Patriots on Rodgers-to-Graham TD after MVS’ big play

Green Bay squared up the game at 17 thanks to these two big pass plays.

Green Bay Packers v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers’ offense took the field to start the third quarter, down 17-10 after 30 minutes of play. Thanks to a pair of big passing plays by Aaron Rodgers, the Green and Gold now have the game all square at 17.

On third and six from their own 28-yard line, Aaron Rodgers dropped back to pass. With exceptional protection, Rodgers lofted a deep ball to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who had beaten Jason McCourty in coverage. MVS hauled in the picture-perfect pass, being tackled after a few extra yards and picking up a big 51-yard gain to get the Packers into field goal range.

The Packers picked up another first down on the ground thanks to the legs of Aaron Jones. After a holding penalty pushed the Packers back outside the ten, Rodgers found Jimmy Graham on a deep cross in the back left corner of the end zone. A perfect throw from Rodgers hit Graham, who made a tough catch with safety Patrick Chung all over him:

The touchdown pulled the Packers back even with the Pats at 17.