Aaron Rodgers has a historical night in a win against the Browns 24-22
Facing cold and frosty temperatures, the Packers hosted a Cleveland Browns team in the hunt for a playoff berth. Aaron Rodgers was one touchdown away from breaking Brett Favre's touchdown record. The Christmas buzz and the roar of the fans was toned down by an opening touchdown by the Browns to put the Packers in an early hole, 6-0. After picking off Baker Mayfield, the Packers was in business with striking back with points on the scoreboard. Rodgers surpassed Rodgers' TD record with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard (443). After the touchdown and PAT was successful, the Packers went ahead of Cleveland 7-6.
The crowd was buzzing from the touchdown and Favre congratulated Rodgers in a virtual video. Before the video concluded, Favre had one request. He wanted Rodgers to win another Super Bowl for the city. As play resumed, Green Bay's defense was on one. They grabbed their second turnover of the game and Rodgers threw a 30-yard beauty to Lazard a minute later to put the Packers back in the endzone for a 14-6 lead.
Despite the Packers playing well, Rodgers was getting hit and each hit you could see that he was limping a bit. However Rodgers played through the pain and went into the locker room throwing three touchdowns and had a 21-12 lead.
The second half was a whirlwind of shifts in momentum. Green Bay tacked on a field goal on their opening drive. Cleveland looked like they could score a touchdown to make it a tight game, but had to go for a field goal, which was disappointing for the club. The Browns took eight minutes off the clock. Time and in time out, the Packers' defense came alive when they had to. In the fourth, they rushed Mayfield and have two crucial sacks that put them out of field goal range twice, which was huge for the Packers.
With under two minutes left and clinging onto a two-point lead, the Packers' defense needed to come up with a stop. Cleveland's best offensive weapon was running the ball, which they did well on their last regulation drive. They got to the 40-yard line, but once again the Packers' defense came up big. Rasul Douglas called game and picked off Mayfield to seal the deal.