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Packers get back to .500, beat Texans 21-13

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) With snow falling at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers were back in their element.

The Packers are back at .500 after beating Houston 21-13 on Sunday for their second straight win as they try to keep pace with Detroit in the NFC North.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, Jordy Nelson had 118 yards receiving and a score, and Green Bay pulled away from the Texans with two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

''Well, that was a good bad-weather win,'' coach Mike McCarthy said. ''A lot of fun to play in that type of atmosphere in Lambeau Field.''

The Packers (6-6) weathered wintry conditions, making just enough plays on the cold turf to even their record for the first time since they were 4-4 after losing to Indianapolis on Nov. 6. They're two games back of division-leading Detroit after the Lions beat New Orleans on Sunday.

Brock Osweiler connected with DeAndre Hopkins for a 44-yard touchdown pass with 1:51 left to get within eight for Houston. Nick Novak missed the extra point, with footing slippery at Lambeau.

The Texans (6-6) had one last shot after the Packers failed to run out the clock. But Osweiler's last-ditch pass-and-lateral play from Houston's 12 with 4 seconds left failed, handing Houston its third straight loss.

''There's not much a margin for error with our team, and we've got to do a better job in the fourth quarter,'' coach Bill O'Brien said.

The Texans are tied with idle Tennessee and a half-game ahead of Indianapolis, which plays the New York Jets on Monday night, for the AFC South lead.

JUST JORDY

The Packers broke a 7-all tie when Rodgers found Nelson open in the end zone for a 32-yard touchdown pass with 12:42 left after Texans cornerback Charles James slipped on the turf.

Nelson, who missed last season with a knee injury, finished with eight catches.

''I don't know how much more Jordy needs to prove,'' McCarthy said. ''He's going through what every great player goes through in that first year back from major injury.''

QB COMPARISON

Rodgers was 20 of 30. He looked OK after being limited in practice with a left hamstring injury, taking off for a couple runs, though he didn't seem to have his usual mobility on the slippery turf.

Rodgers didn't face much pressure in the first half against a Houston defense minus injured end Jadeveon Clowney. The Texans started getting more pressure on Rodgers in the second half.

''I don't know if you ever come out better than you did coming in, but I feel good about where I'm at,'' Rodgers said. ''I had decent movement and didn't do anything to create a major setback.''

Osweiler has faced heat for the Texans' offensive struggles this season. He was composed in the second half in leading Houston on 10-play, 63-yard drive that ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Griffin on fourth-and-1 to tie it at 7 with 7:32 left in the third quarter.

Osweiler finished 22 of 35 for 202 yards.

''We're tired of being close, we really are as a team. We're all able to see it on the film every single week that we're so close to turning that corner,'' Osweiler said. ''And if you're tired of seeing it, we're tired of living it.''

SNOW DAY

Randall Cobb had fun in the snow. The wide receiver did a snow angel in the end zone after a sliding, 9-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter that gave the Packers a 7-0 lead. In the third quarter, Ryan Griffin did a Lambeau Leap into the waiting arms of a group of Texans fans after his 6-yard touchdown catch on fourth-and-1 finished a 10-play, 63-yard drive to tie the game at 7.

STILL GOING

Julius Peppers still packs a pass-rushing punch for the Packers. A sack of Osweiler on second-and-1 at the Houston 41 with 56 seconds left in the second quarter gave the 15-year veteran 142 1/2 for his career, snapping a tie for fifth on the career list with Michael Strahan. Chris Doleman is fourth on that list with 150 1/2.

INJURY REPORT

Texans: WR Braxton Miller left with a shoulder injury after being driven to the cold turf by safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the second quarter.

Packers: LB Jake Ryan left for a few series in the first half after appearing to aggravate an ankle injury that kept him out the previous two weeks. ... LB Nick Perry, who leads the team with eight sacks, returned with his left hand heavily wrapped after missing most of the first half with the injury.

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Key Players
B. Osweiler 17 QB
202 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 20 RuYds
22
FPTS
A. Rodgers 12 QB
209 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 16 RuYds
19
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 1:51
N.Novak extra point is No Good, Wide Right, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
plays
yds
pos
13
21
Touchdown 1:51
B.Osweiler pass deep right to D.Hopkins for 44 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
78
yds
2:20
pos
13
21
Point After TD 4:11
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Schum.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 4:11
K.Murphy reported in as eligible. A.Ripkowski up the middle for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
89
yds
4:41
pos
7
20
Point After TD 12:42
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Schum.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 12:42
A.Rodgers pass deep left to J.Nelson for 32 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
98
yds
5:20
pos
7
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:32
N.Novak extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 7:32
B.Osweiler pass short right to R.Griffin for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
63
yds
4:57
pos
6
7
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:02
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Schum.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 8:02
A.Rodgers pass short middle to R.Cobb for 9 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
50
yds
5:58
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 31:31 28:29
1st Downs 17 16
Rushing 8 7
Passing 9 9
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 6-15 4-12
4th Down Conv 1-2 1-2
Total Net Yards 307 309
Total Plays 64 57
Avg Gain 4.8 5.4
Net Yards Rushing 123 109
Rush Attempts 27 26
Avg Rush Yards 4.6 4.2
Net Yards Passing 184 200
Comp. - Att. 22-35 20-30
Yards Per Pass 5.3 6.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-18 1-9
Penalties - Yards 3-12 4-30
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-1 0-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 5-41.0 5-43.0
Return Yards 82 111
Punts - Returns 1-16 3-44
Kickoffs - Returns 3-66 2-67
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 1/2 3/3
Extra Points 1/2 3/3
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 2-3 -67%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Texans 6-6 007613
Packers 6-6 0701421
184 PASS YDS 200
123 RUSH YDS 109
307 TOTAL YDS 309
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Osweiler 17 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.9% 202 2 0 97.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.8% 2509 14 13 74.2
B. Osweiler 22/35 202 2 0 22
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Grimes 41 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 43 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 80 0
J. Grimes 5 43 0 14 5
A. Blue 28 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 263 0
A. Blue 5 38 0 25 3
L. Miller 26 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
225 903 3
L. Miller 14 22 0 5 2
B. Osweiler 17 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 132 1
B. Osweiler 3 20 0 9 22
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
W. Fuller 15 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 59 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 508 2
W. Fuller 6 5 59 0 24 5
D. Hopkins 10 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 3 58 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 58 668 4
D. Hopkins 8 3 58 1 44 11
C. Fiedorowicz 87 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 6 44 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 45 473 3
C. Fiedorowicz 9 6 44 0 13 4
R. Griffin 84 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 35 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 324 2
R. Griffin 6 4 35 1 18 7
J. Grimes 41 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 43 0
J. Grimes 1 1 15 0 15 5
A. Blue 28 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 7 0
A. Blue 2 2 3 0 12 3
B. Miller 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 99 1
B. Miller 2 0 0 0 0 0
L. Miller 26 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 147 1
L. Miller 1 1 -4 0 7 2
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Q. Demps 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-11 2 0.0
Q. Demps 7-0 0.0 0 0
K. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-6 1 0.0
K. Jackson 5-0 0.0 0 0
C. Moore 43 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-5 0 0.0
C. Moore 5-0 0.0 0 0
W. Mercilus 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-15 0 5.5
W. Mercilus 4-0 1.0 0 0
J. Joseph 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-7 0 0.0
J. Joseph 4-0 0.0 0 0
B. McKinney 55 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
64-42 0 4.0
B. McKinney 3-2 0.0 0 0
A. Bouye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-11 1 1.0
A. Bouye 3-1 0.0 0 0
E. Pleasant 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
E. Pleasant 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Cushing 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-20 0 0.0
B. Cushing 2-4 0.0 0 0
A. Smith 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
A. Smith 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Nelson 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 1 0.0
R. Nelson 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Dent 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
A. Dent 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. James 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-2 0 0.0
C. James 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Covington 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-6 0 0.0
C. Covington 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Wilfork 75 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-10 0 0.0
V. Wilfork 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Reader 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-7 0 1.0
D. Reader 1-0 0.0 0 0
W. Fuller 15 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
W. Fuller 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Blue 28 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
A. Blue 1-0 0.0 0 0
U. Kamalu 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
U. Kamalu 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Heath 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
J. Heath 0-1 0.0 0 0
S. Lechler 9 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
S. Lechler 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Novak 8 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/2
SEASON FG XP
23/28 18/20
N. Novak 0/0 0 1/2 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Lechler 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 41.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
53 47.7 19
S. Lechler 5 41.0 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Hunt 33 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 22.0 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 26.3 39 0
A. Hunt 3 22.0 29 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
W. Fuller 15 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 18.1 67 1
W. Fuller 1 16.0 16 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Rodgers 12 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 209 2 0 108.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.5% 3283 29 7 98.5
A. Rodgers 20/30 209 2 0 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Montgomery 88 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
35 187 0
T. Montgomery 6 40 0 13 5
C. Michael 32 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
127 492 6
C. Michael 9 19 0 7 1
J. Janis 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 19 0
J. Janis 1 19 0 19 1
A. Rodgers 12 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 301 3
A. Rodgers 3 16 0 11 19
A. Ripkowski 22 FB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 14 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 87 2
A. Ripkowski 3 14 1 10 7
J. Starks 44 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
61 142 0
J. Starks 4 1 0 4 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Nelson 87 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 8 118 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 69 872 10
J. Nelson 10 8 118 1 32 17
J. Cook 89 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 184 1
J. Cook 4 3 19 0 10 1
R. Cobb 18 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 19 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 57 577 4
R. Cobb 3 3 19 1 9 7
D. Adams 17 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 1 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 59 793 8
D. Adams 7 1 17 0 17 1
R. Rodgers 82 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 219 1
R. Rodgers 2 2 16 0 9 1
T. Montgomery 88 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 32 268 0
T. Montgomery 3 2 16 0 10 5
A. Ripkowski 22 FB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 31 0
A. Ripkowski 1 1 4 0 4 7
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Burnett 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-17 1 3.0
M. Burnett 7-2 0.0 0 0
H. Clinton-Dix 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-11 3 0.5
H. Clinton-Dix 6-1 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
D. Jones 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Thomas 48 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-12 1 0.0
J. Thomas 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Peppers 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-6 0 6.5
J. Peppers 4-1 1.0 0 0
L. Guion 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-7 0 0.0
L. Guion 3-1 0.0 0 0
N. Perry 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-16 1 8.0
N. Perry 3-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Rollins 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-1 0 0.0
Q. Rollins 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Ryan 47 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-19 0 0.0
J. Ryan 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Hyde 33 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-8 0 1.0
M. Hyde 3-1 0.0 0 0
L. Gunter 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-4 0 0.0
L. Gunter 3-0 0.0 0 1
J. Hawkins 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Hawkins 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Randall 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-1 1 0.0
D. Randall 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Montgomery 88 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Montgomery 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Elliott 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
J. Elliott 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Lowry 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
D. Lowry 1-0 1.0 0 0
M. Pennel 64 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
M. Pennel 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Ripkowski 22 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Ripkowski 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Crosby 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
20/23 29/31
M. Crosby 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Schum 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 43.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
37 44.7 11
J. Schum 5 43.0 3 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Montgomery 88 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 39.0 39 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 22.9 40 0
T. Montgomery 1 39.0 39 0
J. Janis 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 28.0 28 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 19.6 28 0
J. Janis 1 28.0 28 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Cobb 18 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 22.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 13.5 23 0
R. Cobb 2 22.0 23 0
M. Evans 25 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
M. Evans 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HOU 25 4:18 8 31 Fumble
8:19 HOU 5 2:16 4 17 Punt
4:41 HOU 20 5:41 10 31 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:02 HOU 35 2:56 4 13 Punt
4:03 HOU 11 0:25 3 0 Punt
1:37 HOU 11 1:37 5 27 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:29 HOU 37 4:57 10 63 TD
6:09 HOU 47 3:07 6 17 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:42 HOU 15 3:50 7 41 Punt
4:11 HOU 22 2:20 6 78 TD
0:04 HOU 12 0:04 1 -11 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:42 HOU 24 2:23 6 19 Fumble
6:03 GB 47 1:22 3 6 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:00 50 5:58 10 50 TD
5:06 GB 40 1:03 3 5 Punt
3:38 GB 28 2:01 5 21 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 GB 30 2:31 3 1 Punt
7:32 GB 44 1:23 4 9 Downs
3:02 GB 2 5:20 12 98 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:52 GB 11 4:41 8 89 TD
1:51 HOU 48 1:47 3 0 Punt