Green Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Ravens - 11/19/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Scrambling on a tight hamstring, Hundley gained 17 yards before diving down at the 20. Green Bay center Corey Linsley discussed a miscommunication issue that happened during the game, and how the young signal-caller handled it.

Another occurred on the Packers' would-be game-clinching drive, as Hundley again completed a 42-yard bomb to Adams that put Green Bay in field goal position (a bad hold caused Mason Crosby to miss a routine kick that would have put Green Bay up 26-13). It's no secret that injuries have ravaged the Green Bay Packers, and that without Aaron Rodgers, they won't be playing in January.

"It feels wonderful", Hundley said in the post-game news conference.

Not only did quarterback Brett Hundley rally his Green Bay Packers team late in the game to earn the first victory in his starting tenure in place of Aaron Rodgers, he did it as a member of the running wounded.

The Packers ran more times (37) than they threw it, but Hundley was efficient with 212 yards passing on 18-of-25 attempts and one touchdown without an interception for a 110.8 passer rating. Hundley's first 13 quarters of action, dating back to the Minnesota game and through the first half of this one, were so full of conservative play-calls and checkdowns (including several with receivers left open downfield) that it was hard to pinpoint any sort of identity.

Benny Cunningham was ruled out at the 2 after turning a short pass into a 23-yard gain.

He did not envision this. These are the kinds of games they can not afford to lose. Fox screamed at line judge Bart Longson after the ruling and the crowd continued to boo as the Packers took possession.

McCarthy blamed poor communication by himself for the Packers wasting a timeout at the end of the first quarter. "It was awesome. I think Brett turned it up this week, obviously".

The QB-movement tactics that Mike McCarthy installed for Hundley, such as read-options and various bootlegs, never became a foundational piece to Green Bay's post-Rodgers offense, in part because Hundley did not consistently shine here.

That seemed like a long shot after Week 9, but Hundley's flawless fourth quarter and the veteran accuracy he displayed connecting with Adams suggest it might not be such a bad bet after all. "He took a big step and I would say the key to it is confidence".

In the fourth quarter, Hundley stepped into a pair of big plays that helped shut the door on the Bears' comeback chances.

Vanessa Coleman

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