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Aaron Jones' TD run gives Packers 26-20 OT win over Bucs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) It's hard to remember the last time that the Green Bay Packers won a game with only 84 yards passing.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers might be able to spice up the offense again soon, as long as the running game keeps churning out yards and the defense gets sacks in victories to stay in the playoff race.

Aaron Jones' 20-yard scoring run on his only carry , with 5:59 left in overtime, gave Green Bay a 26-20 win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With the passing game struggling, the Packers (6-6) wore down the Buccaneers on the ground. Rodgers' replacement, Brett Hundley, had runs of 18 and 7 yards on the drive to start overtime.

Getting seven sacks from the defense along with a blocked punt by Kyler Fackrell, the Packers grinded out a win to keep their postseason hopes alive. They still trail NFC North leader Minnesota by four games, but there is renewed optimism at Lambeau Field with the possibility of Rodgers returning from a collarbone injury in a couple weeks.

''When you can grind it out and do things a different way and your team's successful ... we're a better team today, not only because we won the game but how we won,'' coach Mike McCarthy said.

Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes to Cameron Brate in the quarterback's shaky return from a shoulder injury. But the defense couldn't hold up in overtime for the last-place Buccaneers (4-8).

''I think it speaks volumes about the character of our football team,'' McCarthy said. ''You know, we had some rough moments, but they just kept fighting.''

Mason Crosby's 22-yard field goal tied the game at 20 with 2:01 left, giving the team a lift after the Bucs tried to wear out the Packers on the run.

Peyton Barber had 102 yards for 23 carries. Winston finished 21 of 32 for 270 yards, including an 11-yard scoring pass to Brate for a 20-17 lead with 6:02 left.

But Winston had defenders in his face all day and had trouble holding on to the ball. Linebacker Clay Matthews had 2 1/2 sacks of Green Bay's seven sacks.

''We didn't protect Jameis,'' Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said. ''That's probably our worst protection game we've had all year.''

Back after missing three games with a right shoulder injury, Winston fumbled on a sack by Kenny Clark in the second quarter. Defensive lineman Dean Lowry snatched the loose ball in the air and rumbled 62 yards for a touchdown and Lambeau leap with a 17-7 lead.

''I don't even know how the ball came out,'' Winston said. ''When I reared it back (my arm) hit something.''

Hundley finished 13 of 22 for 84 yards, adding seven carries for 66 yards. Jamaal Williams ran for 113 yards on 21 carries for Green Bay.

The Packers think they need to win their last four games to have a shot at the postseason. If they can beat the Cleveland Browns next week, it could set up a scenario in which Rodgers could return the following week at Carolina.

''Honestly I'd be fine with throwing 87 yards if we win them all,'' Hundley said.

Rodgers returned to practice on Saturday for the first time since getting hurt on Oct. 15 at Minnesota.

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''But for us to kind of grind these games out and, specifically speaking about the defense, understanding what we are, and trying to force turnovers ... I think we realize we have to find a way to steal a few plays here and there.'' - Matthews on the defense stepping up with Rodgers out.

OPTIMISTIC JAMEIS

Winston also fumbled in the fourth quarter following Evan Smith's early snap. He was whistled for an illegal forward pass on the next play, but the mistakes were erased by the second touchdown pass to Brate on third-and-11.

The quarterback refused to blame his offensive line for poor protection, though there were a couple communication issues with Smith, who was a last-minute replacement at center after starter Joe Hawley was scratched just before the game due to illness.

''So I don't think it's right to be able to say that they did subpar when they overcame so much in this day,'' Winston said.

Two other offensive line starters were placed on injured reserve earlier in the week.

INJURY REPORT

Packers inside linebacker Jake Ryan departed in the fourth quarter with a neck injury. Also, line judge Tom Stephan had to be helped to board a cart that took him off the field after he got hurt on a third-down play with 11:08 left in the first quarter.

UP NEXT

Buccaneers: Host the Detroit Lions on Dec. 10.

Packers: Visit the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 10.

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Key Players
J. Winston 3 QB
270 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 18 RuYds
21
FPTS
J. Williams 30 RB
113 RuYds, RuTD, 10 ReYds, 2 RECs
18
FPTS
Scoring Summary
Overtime
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 5:59
A.Jones left end for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
72
yds
4:01
pos
20
26
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:01
M.Crosby 22 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
10
plays
70
yds
4:01
pos
20
20
Point After TD 6:02
P.Murray extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger.
plays
yds
pos
20
17
Touchdown 6:02
J.Winston pass short left to C.Brate for 11 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
78
yds
7:02
pos
19
17
Field Goal 14:31
P.Murray 30 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger.
13
plays
59
yds
5:50
pos
13
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:13
P.Murray 36 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger.
12
plays
57
yds
4:04
pos
10
17
Point After TD 4:17
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 4:17
L.Wester reported in as eligible. J.Winston sacked at GB 38 for -8 yards (K.Clark). FUMBLES (K.Clark) [K.Clark], RECOVERED by GB-D.Lowry at GB 38. D.Lowry for 62 yards, TOUCHDOWN
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
7
16
Point After TD 7:12
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 7:12
U.John reported in as eligible. J.Williams left end for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
45
yds
2:32
pos
7
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:30
M.Crosby 37 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
14
plays
61
yds
7:22
pos
7
3
Point After TD 9:52
P.Murray extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Sanborn, Holder-B.Anger. PENALTY on GB-D.Lowry, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced between downs.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 9:52
J.Winston pass deep middle to C.Brate for 28 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
75
yds
5:08
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 37:17 26:44
1st Downs 25 16
Rushing 8 10
Passing 16 5
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 9-16 5-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 395 276
Total Plays 74 53
Avg Gain 5.3 5.2
Net Yards Rushing 165 199
Rush Attempts 35 29
Avg Rush Yards 4.7 6.9
Net Yards Passing 230 77
Comp. - Att. 21-32 13-22
Yards Per Pass 7.2 3.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 7-40 2-7
Penalties - Yards 8-74 7-47
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 1
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 3-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 5-35.2 4-45.3
Return Yards 47 123
Punts - Returns 3-12 2-2
Kickoffs - Returns 1-20 4-121
Int. - Returns 1-15 0-0
Kicking 4/4 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 1-3 -33%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-2 -50% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234 OTT
Buccaneers 4-8 73010020
Packers 6-6 31403626
230 PASS YDS 77
165 RUSH YDS 199
395 TOTAL YDS 276
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Winston 3 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.6% 270 2 0 112.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.9% 2190 12 6 90.1
J. Winston 21/32 270 2 0 21
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
P. Barber 25 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 102 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 190 2
P. Barber 23 102 0 19 14
J. Rodgers 32 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
63 242 1
J. Rodgers 3 25 0 19 2
J. Winston 3 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 69 0
J. Winston 5 18 0 15 21
C. Sims 34 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 73 0
C. Sims 3 16 0 8 4
B. Wilson 85 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
B. Wilson 1 4 0 4 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
P. Barber 25 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 72 0
P. Barber 4 4 41 0 34 14
C. Brate 84 TE
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 39 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 481 6
C. Brate 6 2 39 2 28 15
C. Sims 34 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 213 1
C. Sims 2 2 35 0 22 4
A. Humphries 10 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 43 410 0
A. Humphries 4 4 33 0 12 3
M. Evans 13 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 53 735 4
M. Evans 6 2 33 0 17 3
D. Jackson 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 45 616 3
D. Jackson 3 2 24 0 19 2
C. Godwin 12 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 230 0
C. Godwin 3 2 24 0 17 2
O. Howard 80 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 348 4
O. Howard 2 1 17 0 17 1
A. Cross 45 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 24 0
A. Cross 1 1 13 0 13 1
A. Auclair 82 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 11 0
A. Auclair 1 1 11 0 11 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. David 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-15 0 0.0
L. David 5-2 0.0 0 0
B. Grimes 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-2 2 0.0
B. Grimes 5-0 0.0 0 0
K. Tandy 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 0.0
K. Tandy 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Evans 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-13 3 0.0
J. Evans 4-2 0.0 1 0
W. Clarke 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 3.0
W. Clarke 3-0 2.0 0 0
K. Beckwith 51 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-8 0 1.0
K. Beckwith 3-0 0.0 0 0
R. Smith 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-8 0 0.0
R. Smith 2-3 0.0 0 0
C. Conte 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-11 1 0.0
C. Conte 2-1 0.0 0 0
G. McCoy 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-10 0 5.0
G. McCoy 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Alexander 58 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-17 2 0.0
K. Alexander 2-4 0.0 0 0
S. Siliga 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
S. Siliga 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. McClain 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-6 2 0.0
R. McClain 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Baker 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-5 0 0.0
C. Baker 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Russell 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
R. Russell 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. Murray 7 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
14/16 12/12
P. Murray 2/2 36 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Anger 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 35.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
55 43.1 20
B. Anger 5 35.2 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Rodgers 32 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 23.2 29 0
J. Rodgers 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Humphries 10 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 4.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 4.8 10 0
A. Humphries 3 4.0 10 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Hundley 7 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.1% 84 0 1 48.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.2% 1269 5 8 70.6
B. Hundley 13/22 84 0 1 7
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Williams 30 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 113 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 337 3
J. Williams 21 113 1 25 18
B. Hundley 7 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 66 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 176 2
B. Hundley 7 66 0 18 7
A. Jones 33 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 20 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
71 390 4
A. Jones 1 20 1 20 8
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Adams 17 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 59 744 7
D. Adams 6 4 42 0 14 4
J. Nelson 87 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 43 410 6
J. Nelson 8 5 17 0 6 1
L. Kendricks 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 151 1
L. Kendricks 1 1 11 0 11 1
J. Williams 30 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 162 1
J. Williams 3 2 10 0 12 18
R. Rodgers 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 83 0
R. Rodgers 2 1 4 0 4 0
G. Allison 81 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 167 0
G. Allison 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Ripkowski 22 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 35 0
A. Ripkowski 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
H. Clinton-Dix 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-11 2 0.0
H. Clinton-Dix 7-2 0.0 0 0
C. Matthews 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 2.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-10 0 5.5
C. Matthews 6-1 2.5 0 0
J. Ryan 47 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-25 0 1.0
J. Ryan 5-5 1.0 0 0
B. Martinez 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
77-33 1 1.0
B. Martinez 5-6 0.0 0 0
K. Clark 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-13 0 2.0
K. Clark 4-2 2.0 0 1
D. House 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-7 1 1.0
D. House 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Lowry 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 2.0
D. Lowry 3-1 1.0 0 0
J. Hawkins 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-2 0 0.0
J. Hawkins 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Burnett 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-14 0 0.0
M. Burnett 3-3 0.0 0 0
J. Jones 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-6 0 2.0
J. Jones 3-0 0.0 0 0
N. Perry 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-15 0 7.0
N. Perry 2-3 0.0 0 0
Q. Dial 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-7 0 0.0
Q. Dial 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Randall 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-9 4 0.0
D. Randall 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Fackrell 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-6 0 1.0
K. Fackrell 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Thomas 48 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
J. Thomas 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Daniels 76 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-10 0 3.5
M. Daniels 1-3 0.5 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Crosby 2 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
13/17 27/29
M. Crosby 2/2 37 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Vogel 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 45.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
53 44.9 14
J. Vogel 4 45.3 0 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Davis 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 30.3 33 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 23.9 34 0
T. Davis 4 30.3 33 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Whitehead 35 FS
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
J. Whitehead 1 0.0 0 0
T. Davis 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 9.1 33 0
T. Davis 1 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TB 25 5:08 10 75 TD
2:30 TB 25 0:54 3 2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:01 TB 26 3:02 5 24 Punt
10:46 TB 42 1:02 3 3 Punt
7:12 TB 25 2:55 5 37 Fumble
4:17 TB 25 4:04 12 57 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:58 TB 14 6:03 10 28 Punt
5:21 TB 29 5:50 13 59 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:04 TB 22 7:02 12 78 TD
2:01 TB 20 1:17 3 -2 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:52 GB 20 7:22 14 61 FG
1:36 GB 26 2:35 4 16 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:59 GB 19 0:13 1 0 INT
9:44 TB 45 2:32 5 45 TD
0:13 GB 33 0:13 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 GB 38 2:02 3 6 Punt
6:55 GB 6 1:34 3 -2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:31 GB 25 1:27 3 5 Punt
6:02 GB 25 4:01 10 70 FG
0:44 GB 38 0:44 3 -2 Half
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:00 GB 28 4:01 8 72 TD