Green Bay 31, Arizona 17
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 4, 2012 Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin Temperature:
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Packers 31, Cardinals 17:
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes and host Green Bay extended its winning streak to four games.
Rodgers connected with Randall Cobb for two of his three first-half scoring passes before breaking the game open with a 72-yard strike to Tom Crabtree on the final play of the third quarter as the Packers (6-3) sent Arizona (4-5) to its fifth consecutive loss.
James Jones had a 28-yard touchdown reception and James Starks and Alex Green helped Green Bay pile up a season-high 176 yards rushing to remain 1 1/2 games behind division-leading Chicago in the NFC North.
John Skelton threw for 306 yards and a 31-yard scoring pass to Larry Fitzgerald for the Cardinals, who are winless since opening the season with four straight victories.
The game turned in the final minute of the third quarter. The Cardinals had pulled within 10 points on Skelton's TD pass to Fitzgerald but were stopped at the 2-yard line on their next possession and had to settle for Jay Feely's 20-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 24-17.
Three plays later, Rodgers found backup tight end Crabtree behind Arizona's defense and he raced untouched to the end zone on Green Bay's only first down of the third quarter for a 31-17 lead.
Rodgers had his first interception in 131 attempts, ending the longest active streak in the league. He has 15 touchdowns and one pick during the four-game winning streak. ... Arizona allowed its highest point total of the season to drop its eighth straight at Green Bay dating to 1949. ... Packers WR Jordy Nelson, who missed last week's game with a hamstring injury, hobbled off the field after injuring his ankle in the first quarter and did not return. The Pack also lost sack leader Clay Matthews (hamstring) and RT Bryan Bulaga (hip) to injuries.
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Green Bay will play their next game on the road against Detroit.
The Packers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
Arizona will play their next game on the road against Atlanta.
The Cardinals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.