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National Football League
Green Bay 31, Arizona 17
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 4, 2012
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Temperature: 39°
Head Official: Walt Coleman
Attendance: 70504

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.

GAME NOTEBOOK: 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.
Top Game Performances
Rushing
Arizona   Green Bay
LaRod Stephens-Howling Player James Starks
17 Attempts 17
51 Yards 61
3.0 Avg Yards 3.6
1 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 14
Receiving
Arizona   Green Bay
Andre Roberts Player Tom Crabtree
4 Receptions 1
86 Yards 72
21.5 Avg Yards 72.0
0 Touchdowns 1
40 Long 72
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Arizona 340 54 286 2 1 1 1.0 1
Green Bay 384 176 208 4 1 1 2.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • 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.