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.
.@AaronRodgers12 goes DEEP to @MVS__11!#GBvsNE #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/YJzr0lJMyd— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 5, 2018
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:
JIMMY! #GBvsNE #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/Y1X6XcwQn0— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 5, 2018
The touchdown pulled the Packers back even with the Pats at 17.