The Green Bay Packers (12-3) held on for a 24-22 win over the Cleveland Browns (7-8) on this Christmas Day!
The Packers go to 12-3 on the season with the win and move one step closer from being the top seed in the NFC, a bye and home-field advantage for the second consecutive season.
There’s no Scorigami in this game. The 24-22 final score has happened 30 times before, most recently on December 12, 2021.
The Packers are a missed 2-point conversion (Baltimore game) and a holding call (today on last interception) from potentially losing the last two games.
The Packers had a bad second half on both sides of the ball.
The Green Bay defense intercepted Baker Mayfield four times today. The last one there should have been a holding call on Green Bay. But aside from the interceptions, the defense did not have a good game.
Cleveland out-gained the Packers 408-311 and had 219 rushing yards, averaging 8.8 yards per carry. Cleveland also converted 7-of-12 third-down conversions.
I hate the way this defense is trending.
I will say, the Packers signing Rasul Douglas is probably the difference between being 12-3 and 9-6. Truly amazing.
Aaron Rodgers completed 24-of-34 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns.
Devante Adams had 10 receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns. He did have one big dropped ball on a third down in the final four minutes of the game that would have sealed the deal.
The Packers offense was nonexistent though for a majority of the second half. It’s a good thing Baker was handing out presents on Christmas.
It’s pretty much the same thing as last weeks game. It’s a hard-fought win against a tough opponent. The defense is showing concerning cracks.
The Packers will welcome rival the Minnesota Vikings (7-7) to Lambeau Field next Sunday, January 2nd for the Sunday Night Football game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on NBC.