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The elements were no problem for the Packers, who are no stranger to a little snowfall in Green Bay. The Houston Texans, on the other hand, looked very much like a team that enjoys their time in the south, as they struggled mightily in Wisconsin’s wintry conditions that ended in a 21-13 win for the Pack.
Wisconsin doesn’t mess around when it comes to winter. It may not officially be winter until December 21, but Wisconsin waits for no one, reminding the north how white a football field is supposed to look this time of year.
Aaron Rodgers kept his sights on two trusted veterans that were also one with the snow, hooking up with wide receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson for two of Green Bay’s three TDs.
Gripping the ball proved to be no problem for Rodgers, who threw a laser into a crowded end zone to find Cobb for the first points of the game. Cobb showed he’s been here before, throwing up his hand to grab his quarterback’s attention and turn an impromptu scramble into a touchdown play.
Most importantly, Cobb made sure to include a proper celebration after securing the ball on the ground, with a snow angel. (Don’t worry, he made sure to get his Lambeau Leap in too.)
After Cobb’s second quarter score, TE Ryan Griffin grabbed the Texans’ first touchdown midway through the third quarter on a six-yard pass by QB Brock Osweiler.
Then it was No. 87’s time to shine. Nelson took advantage of some broken coverage and got wide open to make his 32-yard touchdown look easy.
Texans CB Charles James II momentarily lost his footing and fell while shadowing the veteran wideout. By the time James got back to his feet and in the play, Nelson was already securing the ball in the end zone.
Houston certainly looked ill-equipped for the weather, while Green Bay came out like a team ready to keep making a postseason push. A win in Lambeau gives both teams a 6-6 record and puts the Pack right back in the playoff race.
Brian Parchmann | December 5, 2016