July 25, 2021

Packers survive vs. Jaguars with 24-20 win

The Packers survived a shaky performance, coming from behind in the fourth quarter to beat the one-win Jaguars, 24-20, on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Trailing 20-17 early in the fourth, the Packers took the lead with nine minutes left on a 6-yard TD pass to WR Davante Adams , who had eight catches for 66 yards and had exited the game briefly with an ankle injury.

The Packers improved to 7-2 while the Jaguars lost their eighth straight game to fall to 1-8.

WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling had four catches for a career-high 149 yards, including a 78-yard TD. QB Aaron Rodgers finished 24-of-34 for 325 yards with two TDs, one interception and a 108.1 passer rating. RBs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams combined for 76 rushing yards for the Packers.

The Jaguars had a chance for the upset thanks to a long punt return for a TD by WR Keelan Cole Sr., plus a fumble by Adams leading to a TD and a pick by Rodgers leading to a go-ahead field goal in the second half.

After taking the lead late, the Packers held on as the defense got two sacks on the Jaguars’ final drive to set up a fourth-and-long they couldn’t convert.

For the Jaguars, RB James Robinson rushed 23 times for 109 yards. Cole had five catches for 47 yards and a TD, along with the score on special teams. Rookie QB Jake Luton was 18-of-35 for 169 yards with one TD and one INT for a 62.7 passer rating.

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