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Week 12 Sunday Night Shootout: Packers Fall To Steelers

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Sunday Night Shootout: Packers Fall To Steelers

Green Bay traveled to Pittsburgh for what turned out to be a Sunday Night Shootout Thanksgiving weekend. After a slow couple of weeks, Brett Hundley led the Packers offense to 28 points. However, the defense struggled as the Packers secondary got torched to the tune of 351 passing yards and four touchdowns. In the end, the Pack would fall to the Steelers 31-28 on the road in Week 12.


Pittsburgh struck early but did not hold onto the lead long. Hundley would find Randall Cobb on the next possession to put the Packers on top. An interception from Damarious Randall gave the ball back quickly, and the Packers would capitalize. Jamaal Williams would take a screen the distance on a 3rd and 8. Pittsburgh would add a touchdown before halftime, tying it up.

In the second half, Hundley would open by finding Davante Adams for a deep 55-yard touchdown. However, the Steelers would answer with a long drive ending with an Antonio Brown fade over Kevin King. Brown followed that drive with a 33-yard touchdown on the next, which put the Steelers up 7. Not to be outdone, Hundley led the Packers on a 12 play, 77-yard drive ending with a tying touchdown. Unfortunately, the Steelers would get the last laugh. Chris Boswell would knock in a 53-yard field goal to give the Steeler the win.

Hundley Shines On The Road

Back up quarterback Brett Hundley lit up the night during the Week 12 Sunday Night Shootout. In his most dynamic game since Aaron Rodgers’ injury, Hundley posted 245 yards and three touchdowns. All the more impressively, he did not commit a turnover on the day. Having said that, take his stat line with a grain of salt. Though he has struggled to push the ball down the field, Hundley completed a pair of deep balls for touchdowns. According to Pro Football Focus, Hundley completed two of his six pass attempts more than 10 yards downfield. Additionally, just 62 of his passing yards came prior to the catch. Look for Hundley to build on the improvements made this week for the Packers to have a shot at the playoffs.

Photo by Keith Allison