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Sunday, September 21, 2008
Time may have passed for Packers adjustment

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers returned from the halftime locker room with a decent idea on stemming the Cowboys' pass rush, but game circumstances appear to have nullified that strategy.

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy opened the third quarter with five consecutive running plays, giving the Packers two first downs and setting up a 50-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to Donald Driver. The Packers, however, couldn't do more than a 33-yard field goal from Mason Crosby.

Now trailing by 11 points (20-9) late in the third quarter -- the Cowboys responded to the field goal with Marion Barber's 2-yard touchdown run -- the Packers might not be in position to stick with the running game.

We're going to focus in on the finish here. Look for our Rapid Reaction shortly after the final gun followed by an extended post a few hours later.