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Packers Coast To Win Over Browns

The Packers never trailed despite being shorthanded against Cleveland.
Despite multiple injuries at key skill positions, the Green Bay Packers took an early lead and then coasted to a 31-13 win over the visiting Cleveland Browns.

The Packers didn't have wide recievers James Jones and Randall Cobb or running back James Starks, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers used his healthy teammates to throw for 260 yards, three touchdowns and no turnovers. Jarrett Boykin stepped up at receiver, finishing with 103 yards and a score.

The Packers did receive a scare in the second half, when tight end JerMichael Finley took a big hit to the neck and head area. Finley appeared to be knocked unconcious by the hit, and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. During the telecast of the game, CBS reported that Finley had feeling in his extremities.

Since their Week 4 bye, the Packers defense has tightened up. The Packers allowed an average of over 29 points per game in their first three games, going 1-2. Since the bye they've allowed a total of 39 (13 points per game).

With the win, the Packers moved into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC North with the Bears and Lions. They travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings on October 27th.

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