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Packers - Jets Halftime Score Update: Good, Bad, Ugly as Jets lead 21-16

The Jets have dominated the first half in Green Bay and lead the Packers 21-16 after the first half.

Christian Petersen

It's halftime at Lambeau Field as the Green Bay Packers are down to the New York Jets by the score of 21-16. As we prepare for the second half of football, let's look back at the good, bad and the ugly from the first half of the game.

Good

The Packers have been able to put up some decent drives as they attempt to crawl back into the game. Mike McCarthy elected to go for 3 after running the ball on third-and-goal from the five and failing near the goal line. You can question whether or not McCarthy's play calls have been right, but with how his defense is playing, can you blame him for getting whatever he can get? Green Bay started off rough, but managed to move the ball better in the second quarter. Rodgers ended the first half by hitting Randall Cobb for 6 yards to make the score 21-16. Green Bay ended the half with an impressive 97-yard drive.

Bad

Protection

Aaron Rodgers has been under a ton of pressure so far under center. The Jets have 2 sacks and they've put a ton of pressure on him so far to easily take the battle at the line of scrimmage. If the Packers expect to come back and win this game, they need to give him more time in the pocket to deliver the football on top of correcting defensive mistakes.

Ugly

Defense

The Packers are getting torn up on the defensive side of the ball by the Jets. New York went a flawless 5-for-5 in the first quarter on third down and converted on a 4th and 2 on their third drive that led to a Chris Ivory 4-yard touchdown to make the score 21-3. The Packers mostly aligned in their 4-3 defense for the first half, and it's not working to their benefit at all. It took until 4:31 in the second quarter for the Jets to punt the ball for the first time.

The second half will hopefully be better than the first, stay tuned with us on APC after the game for instant reaction.