Patriots pull away in fourth quarter to beat Packers

Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers were the headliners. Wide receiver Julian Edelman, however, delivered the big pass of the night.His 37-yard completion to running back James White on a trick play was the play that helped send the New England Patriots to a 31-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night in Foxboro, Mass.With the game tied at 17, the Packers were on the move but defensive lineman Lawrence Guy stripped the ball from running back Aaron Jones with cornerback Stephon Gilmore recovering at the 24. On second-and-6 from Green Bay’s 39, Brady threw a backward pass to Edelman, who threw the ball across the field to White, who followed a convoy of blockers to the 2.White carried three consecutive times, finally punching it across the goal line to make it 24-17 with 10:06 remaining.After a sack by defensive linemen Trey Flowers and Adrian Clayborn capped a three-and-out, the Patriots put the game away. Brady looked to be throwing a screen. Instead, he fired downfield Josh Gordon, who caught the ball at the 38, shook a tackle from safety Tramon Williams and went untouched the rest of the way for a 55-yard touchdown.Brady finished 22 of 35 for 294 yards and a touchdown, White scored two touchdowns and Gordon caught five passes for 130 yards and one touchdown for the Patriots (7-2). New England won without tight end Rob Gronkowski, running back Sony Michel and guard Shaq Mason.

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