Packers Vs. Patriots: Penalties Hurt Patriots

The Patriots are getting hit hard by the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers, who again ate up the field five yards at a time en route to their second touchdown of the game.

The bigger position shifts on the drive came as the result of yellow flags, however. With Roger Goodell in the stands, the boys in stripes got together on a hard hit by Devin McCourty and decided eventually to throw a flag, citing the helmet-to-helmet hits that the commissioner has been under fire for this season.

Eventually, with the ball on the one yard line thanks to a pass interference call in the end zone, Matt Flynn found Greg Jennings in the end zone for another TD. After a couple of big games, the Patriots defense is really showing what it was that had them ranked amongst the worst for most of the season.

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