NFL: Donald Driver touchdown helps Green Bay battle past Jacksonville
Last Updated: 28/10/12 9:39pm
Donald Driver: celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown with the Lambeau faithful
The depleted Green Bay Packers overcame a brave effort from the Jacksonville Jaguars to triumph 24-15 at Lambeau Field.
Aaron Rodgers connected with veteran receiver Donald Driver, seeing more snaps in the absence of both Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, on a four-yard touchdown that finally sealed the Packers a third straight win.
However, they had been made to work hard by the Jaguars, who battled bravely without leading rusher Maurice Jones-Drew.
Replacement running back Rashard Jennings managed 115 yards of offense and receiver Cecil Shorts had a career-best 116 yards on eight catches.
Jacksonville actually led 3-0 thanks to a Josh Scobee field goal and were only 14-12 down at the end of the second quarter after quarterback Blaine Gabbert found Guy Whimper in the end zone.
That, though, was as close as they managed to get to the Packers, who have now won 16 of their last 17 at home.
After a scoreless third period Rodgers, who had already managed a TD pass to Randall Cobb earlier, found reliable target Driver to put some daylight between the two teams.
Scobee's third field goal made it 21-15 but Green Bay sealed the victory when Mason Crosby made amends for an earlier miss by knocking over a 25-yarder.