Green Bay Packers get 1st road win of the season in OT vs. New York Jets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Aaron Rodgers threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 6:23 left in overtime, leading the Green Bay Packers to a wild 44-38 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
The victory was the Packers’ first on the road this season — snapping a nine-game skid away from Lambeau Field dating to last season — and it prevented them from becoming the first Green Bay squad since 1958 to go an entire season without a win away from home.
And this one was all on Rodgers, who was masterful in the fourth quarter and the overtime period for the Packers (6-8-1). He threw for 442 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for two scores.
The loss for the Jets (4-11) overshadowed a dazzling performance by rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, who threw for a career-high 341 yards with three touchdowns — but never got a chance with the ball in overtime. It was likely the final home game for coach Todd Bowles, who is expected to be fired after next week’s game at New England.
The Jets were done in by penalties, getting called for a whopping 16 that cost them 172 yards. Bowles was critical of the officiating crew, saying some of the calls against New York shouldn’t have happened.
After the Packers won the OT toss and elected to receive, Rodgers took over — as he has so many times throughout his career.
On third-and-10 from the Packers’ 40, Rodgers got hit as he was throwing and his pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling hung in the air and fell incomplete — but Trumaine Johnson was called for pass interference, putting the ball at the Jets’ 27. Moments later, a pass interference call on Buster Skrine gave the Packers the ball at the 6.
Rodgers ran it in — but right tackle Bryan Bulaga was called for holding. On the next play, Rodgers found Adams in the back of the end zone for the victory.
That all came after Rodgers went over a pile and reached past the goal line for a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown with 1:13 left in regulation, giving Green Bay its first lead of the game. Rodgers then ran it in for the 2-point conversion to make it 38-35, finishing off a terrific drive during that included a 23-yard run to get the ball to the 1.
Andre Roberts, selected to his first Pro Bowl earlier in the week, returned the ensuing kickoff 51 yards to put the Jets in good shape. Darnold completed passes of 9 and 14 yards to get the Jets to the Green Bay 15. But three straight passes fell incomplete and New York settled for a tying 33-yard field goal by Jason Myers with 17 seconds left in regulation.
Rodgers took a knee, sending it to overtime.
Darnold was 24 of 35 passing with TDs to Robby Anderson, Chris Herndon and Elijah McGuire, who also ran for a score.
With the Jets leading by one, Darnold marched New York down the field on its first possession of the second half to stretch the lead to 28-20 on a 5-yard TD pass to a wide-open Herndon with 4:21 remaining in the third quarter.
New York’s special teams unit then came up big when Anthony Wint — just promoted from the practice squad — forced J’Mon Moore to fumble and Rashard Robinson recovered for the Jets at the Packers’ 18. Three plays later, Darnold tossed a short pass to McGuire, who took off to the outside and scampered down the sideline into the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown that made it 35-20 with 3:50 left in the third quarter.
Mason Crosby’s 38-yard field goal cut the Packers’ deficit to 12 with 11:45 remaining in the game.
Rodgers’ 1-yard run with 6:32 left made it 35-30, capping a drive that was helped by consecutive pass interference penalties on Skrine and Jamal Adams to get the ball down to the 1.
The Jets scored their second touchdown during the middle of the second quarter after a 33-yard pass, bringing the score to 14-0.
The Packers scored their first touchdown during the second quarter after Aaron Rodgers threw a 49 -yard pass to Jake Kumerow.
The Jets scored a third touchdown within minutes, bringing the score to up 20-7 after Andre Roberts ran with the ball for 99 yards. After a successful kick, the score changed once again to 21-7.
The Packers scored another touchdown shortly before halftime, bringing the score to 21-17.
A 29-yard field goal by Mason Crosby brought the score to 21-20 in the third.
The Jets extended their lead to 28-20 with a touchdown, with about 4:20 left in the third.
New York quickly added another touchdown, to bring the score to 35-20.
A 38-yard field goal by Mason Crosby brought the score to 35-23 with about 11 minutes left in the game.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ran the ball for a touchdown to bring the score to 35-30 with about 6:30 minutes left in the game.
Aaron Rodgers scored from the one-yard line to put the Packers in the lead late in the fourth, 36-35. A two-point conversion brought the score to 38-35, Green Bay in the lead.
A Jets field goal tied the game at 38 with 17 seconds remaining.
The Green Bay Packers scored the winning touchdown with a pass from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams to win the game 44-38 in OT.