The game was closer than the final score, but the New England Patriots scored 14-straight points in the fourth quarter to knock off the Green Bay Packers 31-17 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Sunday night.
With the game tied 17-17 and the Packers driving, Aaron Jones fumbled the ball away. The Patriots went on to pull out the win.
The Patriots, who won their sixth straight game, used the trick play to outfox the Packers. The Packers defense played well enough to win for the most part, but they had no answer for a pair of trick plays.
New England used a first half fleaflicker to set up a field goal. Then in the fourth quarter, a reverse pass throwback from Julian Edleman to running back James White gained 37 yards, giving the Patriots the ball first and goal at the two.
The Patriots doubled Packers wide receiver Davante Adams much of the night. Adams caught six passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. [Read more…]