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Packers move through the air

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay just moved the ball into position for a 28-yard Mason Crosby field goal, using eight passes and three runs on its opening drive. I wonder if that was the Packers’ original script, or if they altered it when Baltimore surprisingly deactivated safety Ed Reed.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t sacked but faced some pressure in completing six of those eight passes. Tailback Ryan Grant gained four yards on his three carries.

There has been an assumption that the Packers would rely more on their running game as cold-weather games approached, but they showed little interest in doing so on their initial drive.