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Packers stun Browns 27-21 in OT, set up Rodgers' return

CLEVELAND (AP) Your turn, Aaron Rodgers.

The Green Bay Packers saved their season just in time for their star's return.

Brett Hundley threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in overtime as the Packers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-21 win on Sunday over the winless and luckless Cleveland Browns.

Hundley pulled out his third win - and second straight in OT - since replacing Rodgers, and now the Packers (7-6) will get back their quarterback after their season appeared doomed when he broke his collarbone in October.

''My No. 1 thought going into it was to keep our hopes alive to make the playoffs,'' said Hundley, who had three touchdown passes. ''At the end of the day, whatever happens, happens. Whenever I'm called upon, I'll be ready. In the meantime, we're still in this.''

Barely.

On third-and-6 in overtime, Hundley threw a short pass to Adams , who spun out of Myles Garrett's arms and went in untouched with 5:05 left as the Packers set the stage for Rodgers' return. He returned to practice this week, and as long as he's cleared by Green Bay's medical staff, Rodgers will be back on the field next Sunday when the Packers play Carolina.

''We kept the playoffs alive,'' said safety Josh Jones, who intercepted rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer to set up the winning score. ''We got the best quarterback in the league coming back, so we feel a lot better.''

It was another devastating loss for the Browns (0-13), who made several critical mistakes late in regulation before Kizer's poor decision on his final throw.

Kizer was rolling to his left and tried to throw across his body to Rashard Higgins when his arm was hit by linebacker Clay Matthews. If not for the contact, Kizer felt the Browns would have won.

''I thought we had control of the game pretty much the majority of the game,'' Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey said. ''It's definitely frustrating. Green Bay had the better team today. I don't know why it keeps happening.''

Down 21-14 heading into the fourth period, the Packers, who beat Tampa Bay last week in overtime, rallied on Hundley's 1-yard TD pass to Adams with 17 seconds left in regulation.

A 65-yard punt return by Trevor Davis set up Green Bay's score, which came after Hundley was ruled down inside the 1 after an apparent 6-yard scoring run. Out of timeouts, coach Mike McCarthy elected not to risk a run and Hundley rifled his pass into the corner for Adams, who beat Jason McCourty on the play.

Hundley's tight spiral was reminiscent of so many thrown by Rodgers, who stayed warm on the sideline inside a large green sideline jacket.

Hundley finished 35 of 46 with three touchdowns and made the big plays when he had to against the lowly Browns.

''He plays his best football when the game's on the line,'' McCarthy said of the young QB. ''You can't teach that. He's a winner.''

Cleveland was in position to run out the clock before overtime but rookie tight end David Njoku dropped a key third-down pass. Cleveland's punt team couldn't bring down Davis, who weaved his way to the Browns 25.

Kizer threw three touchdown passes, one to Josh Gordon, and went 20 of 28 for 214 yards. But he'll be haunted by the late pick.

''You can't make that,'' coach Hue Jackson said. ''If it does not feel right, it probably is not right.''

Cleveland's heartbreaking loss closed a turbulent week: The team fired Sashi Brown, its top front office executive, and owner Jimmy Haslam said Jackson will return next season.

Isaiah Crowell rushed for 121 yards on 19 carries. Gordon, playing his first home game since Dec. 14, 2014, had three catches for 69 yards and caught an 18-yard TD pass in the first quarter that he celebrated by putting on sunglasses.

GORDON SHINES

After missing some scoring opportunities last week in Los Angeles, Gordon was confident he and Kizer would connect against the Packers. They did just that on Cleveland's first play, hooking up for 38 yards. Moments later, Kizer threaded a perfect pass over the middle to Gordon, who made a leaping catch in the end zone for his first TD since Dec. 15, 2013. When he returned to the sideline, Gordon pulled off his helmet and put on a pair of dark sunglasses, then strutted in celebration before hugging Jackson.

Gordon did not speak to reporters.

OPENING ACT

They had to fake a punt to keep their first offensive drive going, but the Packers scored their league-leading seventh touchdown on their opening possession.

HALFWAY HOME

Cleveland's halftime lead was its second this season, and first on American soil. The Browns led the Vikings 13-12 at halftime of their Oct. 29 game in London before losing 33-16.

INJURIES

Packers: CB Davon House was carted off in the fourth quarter with a back injury. House's feet got tangled and he fell hard to the turf. ... TE Lance Kendricks returned after sustaining a jaw injury in the third quarter.

UP NEXT

Packers: At Carolina on Sunday

Browns: Host Baltimore in their final home game Sunday.

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Key Players
B. Hundley 7 QB
265 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 31 RuYds
31
FPTS
D. Kizer 7 QB
214 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 2 INTs, 7 RuYds
22
FPTS
Scoring Summary
Overtime
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 5:05
B.Hundley pass short left to D.Adams for 25 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
42
yds
3:23
pos
27
21
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:17
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
plays
yds
pos
21
21
Touchdown 0:17
B.Hundley pass short left to D.Adams for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
25
yds
2:20
pos
20
21
Point After TD 12:50
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
plays
yds
pos
14
21
Touchdown 12:50
J.Williams right end for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
75
yds
4:59
pos
13
21
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:49
Z.Gonzalez extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 2:49
D.Kizer pass short middle to C.Coleman for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
88
yds
4:31
pos
7
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:12
Z.Gonzalez extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 5:12
D.Kizer pass short right to D.Johnson Jr. for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Shuffle Pass
12
plays
70
yds
6:58
pos
7
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:45
Z.Gonzalez extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 4:45
D.Kizer pass deep right to J.Gordon for 18 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
84
yds
4:05
pos
7
6
Point After TD 8:50
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 8:50
B.Hundley pass deep right to J.Williams for 30 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
74
yds
6:10
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 36:17 28:38
1st Downs 24 17
Rushing 7 5
Passing 14 12
Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Conv 8-16 7-13
4th Down Conv 2-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 341 345
Total Plays 74 57
Avg Gain 4.6 6.1
Net Yards Rushing 85 136
Rush Attempts 27 27
Avg Rush Yards 3.1 5.0
Net Yards Passing 256 209
Comp. - Att. 35-46 20-28
Yards Per Pass 5.6 7.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-9 2-5
Penalties - Yards 3-20 6-45
Touchdowns 4 3
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 3 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 4-47.8 4-52.3
Return Yards 140 29
Punts - Returns 2-63 2-5
Kickoffs - Returns 3-75 2-24
Int. - Returns 2-2 0-0
Kicking 3/3 3/3
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 2-3 -67% 3-3 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 2-2 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234 OTT
Packers 7-6 70014627
Browns 0-13 7770021
256 PASS YDS 209
85 RUSH YDS 136
341 TOTAL YDS 345
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Hundley 7 QB
31
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.1% 265 3 0 111.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.9% 1534 8 8 78.0
B. Hundley 35/46 265 3 0 31
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Williams 30 RB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 49 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
106 386 4
J. Williams 15 49 1 12 22
B. Hundley 7 QB
31
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 207 2
B. Hundley 7 31 0 19 31
J. Whitehead 35 FS
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
J. Whitehead 1 7 0 7 0
A. Jones 33 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
75 388 4
A. Jones 4 -2 0 1 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Adams 17 WR
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
14 10 84 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 69 828 9
D. Adams 14 10 84 2 25 20
J. Williams 30 RB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 7 69 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 231 2
J. Williams 7 7 69 1 30 22
R. Cobb 18 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 8 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 502 2
R. Cobb 8 8 39 0 16 3
J. Nelson 87 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 47 443 6
J. Nelson 5 4 33 0 12 3
G. Allison 81 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 196 0
G. Allison 4 4 29 0 9 2
L. Kendricks 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 162 1
L. Kendricks 5 2 11 0 6 1
R. Rodgers 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 83 0
R. Rodgers 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Davis 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 14 0
T. Davis 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
J. Ryan 47 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-28 0 1.0
J. Ryan 4-3 0.0 0 0
M. Daniels 76 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-11 0 4.0
M. Daniels 4-1 0.0 0 0
H. Clinton-Dix 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-13 3 0.0
H. Clinton-Dix 4-2 0.0 1 0
B. Martinez 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
81-39 1 1.0
B. Martinez 3-6 0.0 0 0
D. House 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-7 1 1.0
D. House 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Clark 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-15 0 1.0
K. Clark 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Burnett 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-16 0 0.0
M. Burnett 2-2 0.0 0 0
D. Randall 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-9 4 0.0
D. Randall 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Matthews 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-11 0 7.0
C. Matthews 2-0 1.0 0 0
K. Fackrell 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-6 0 2.0
K. Fackrell 2-0 1.0 0 0
V. Biegel 45 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
V. Biegel 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Whitehead 35 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
J. Whitehead 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Lowry 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-11 0 2.0
D. Lowry 1-3 0.0 0 0
J. Hawkins 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-3 0 0.0
J. Hawkins 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Adams 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Adams 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jones 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-6 1 2.0
J. Jones 1-0 0.0 1 0
A. Brooks 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 1.0
A. Brooks 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Crosby 2 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
13/17 30/32
M. Crosby 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Vogel 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 47.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
57 45.1 15
J. Vogel 4 47.8 1 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Davis 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 25.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
25 24.0 34 0
T. Davis 3 25.0 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Davis 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 31.5 65 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 11.7 65 0
T. Davis 2 31.5 65 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Kizer 7 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 214 3 2 99.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.9% 2252 9 17 61.2
D. Kizer 20/28 214 3 2 22
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
I. Crowell 34 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 121 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
174 716 2
I. Crowell 19 121 0 37 13
D. Johnson 29 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 285 2
D. Johnson 6 8 0 6 10
D. Kizer 7 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
61 315 5
D. Kizer 2 7 0 8 22
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Gordon 12 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 69 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 154 1
J. Gordon 6 3 69 1 38 12
C. Coleman 19 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 62 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 268 2
C. Coleman 6 5 62 1 20 12
D. Johnson 29 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 41 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 56 497 3
D. Johnson 4 4 41 1 18 10
S. DeValve 87 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 351 1
S. DeValve 3 2 16 0 11 1
R. Telfer 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 36 0
R. Telfer 2 1 12 0 12 1
I. Crowell 34 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 190 0
I. Crowell 3 3 10 0 7 13
D. Njoku 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 335 4
D. Njoku 2 1 3 0 3 0
D. Vitale 40 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 19 0
D. Vitale 1 1 1 0 1 0
R. Higgins 81 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 214 0
R. Higgins 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. McCourty 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-8 3 0.0
J. McCourty 8-2 0.0 0 0
C. Kirksey 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
69-42 0 3.0
C. Kirksey 6-4 0.0 0 0
J. Burgess 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-23 0 3.0
J. Burgess 5-4 0.0 0 0
K. Nacua 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
K. Nacua 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Kindred 26 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-11 1 0.0
D. Kindred 5-1 0.0 0 0
J. Schobert 53 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
73-49 1 2.0
J. Schobert 4-5 0.0 0 0
M. Jordan 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
M. Jordan 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-13 0 0.0
J. Taylor 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Garrett 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-10 0 5.0
M. Garrett 1-2 0.0 0 0
N. Orchard 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-10 0 2.0
N. Orchard 1-2 1.0 0 0
L. Ogunjobi 65 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-12 0 0.0
L. Ogunjobi 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Coley 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-16 0 1.0
T. Coley 0-3 0.0 0 0
C. Nassib 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-11 0 2.0
C. Nassib 0-2 0.0 0 0
T. Holmes 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
T. Holmes 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Brantley 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 1.0
C. Brantley 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Z. Gonzalez 5 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
12/17 21/22
Z. Gonzalez 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Colquitt 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 52.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
63 48.5 20
B. Colquitt 4 52.3 3 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Dayes 27 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 12.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 24.8 71 0
M. Dayes 2 12.0 16 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Johnson 29 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 2.5 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 5.7 12 0
D. Johnson 2 2.5 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 GB 26 6:10 11 74 TD
4:45 GB 24 2:28 3 4 Punt
0:40 GB 8 3:30 6 13 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:12 GB 26 3:04 5 13 Punt
0:17 GB 21 0:17 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:25 GB 19 6:05 13 69 Downs
2:49 GB 25 4:59 13 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:23 GB 3 4:01 9 42 Punt
2:37 CLE 25 2:20 7 25 TD
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:28 CLE 42 3:23 6 42 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:50 CLE 16 4:05 7 84 TD
2:17 CLE 32 1:37 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:10 CLE 30 6:58 12 70 TD
2:08 CLE 19 1:51 8 34 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CLE 25 1:35 3 7 Punt
7:20 CLE 12 4:31 9 88 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:50 CLE 20 3:27 6 24 Punt
5:22 CLE 20 2:45 5 17 Punt
0:17 CLE 25 0:17 1 -1 Half
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:00 CLE 25 1:32 3 8 INT