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Monday, December 7, 2009
Formation leads to favorable matchup

By Kevin Seifert

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- I can’t say I’ve seen that formation in … forever.

Green Bay just scored its first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard pass to tight end Jermichael Finley, who began the play lined up as a tailback behind “fullback” Brandon Jackson. Finley went into motion, lined up as an outside receiver, and hauled in Aaron Rodgers’ pass.

The formation might have been designed to get Finley a favorable matchup. Baltimore safety Tom Zbikowski, who started in place of the injured Ed Reed, picked up Finley and didn’t have much chance to outfight him for the ball.

The score gave Green Bay a 10-0 lead with 4:35 remaining in the half.