NFL: Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16

Jan. 9, 2011 at 8:21 PM
1 of 8
| License Photo

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers threw three scoring passes Sunday and Green Bay survived a late challenge to defeat Philadelphia 21-16 in an NFC wild-card playoff contest.

Rodgers connected with Tom Crabtree on a 7-yard scoring strike and with James Jones on a 9-yarder in the first half en route to a 14-3 halftime lead, and his 16-yard TD toss to Brandon Jackson gave the Packers a decisive 21-10 lead in the third quarter.

Green Bay, however, had to hang on as Michael Vick rallied the Eagles late in the game, scoring a rushing touchdown with 4 minutes remaining to get the Eagles to within five points.

But his last-ditch try at a go-ahead touchdown pass in the final minute was intercepted in the end zone by Tramon Williams and the Packers advanced to play the Atlanta Falcons Saturday.

Rodgers completed 18-of-27 passes for 180 yards and James Starks racked up 123 yards on 23 carries for the Packers.

Vick connected on 20-of-36 pass attempts, amassing 292 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Philadelphia's loss.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback