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Packers win on late kick

September 10, 2007|From the Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Rookie Mason Crosby's 42-yard field goal with two seconds left gave the Green Bay Packers a 16-13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

The Packers benefited from a second major mistake by the Eagles' special teams, as J.R. Reed bobbled a punt with 59 seconds to play and Jarrett Bush recovered to give Green Bay the ball at the Philadelphia 31.

Reed had replaced returner Greg Lewis, whose muffed punt led to a Packers touchdown in the first quarter.

Brett Favre ran two plays before Crosby, a rookie from Colorado who beat out incumbent Dave Rayner in training camp, hit the winning field goal.

Favre struggled with a young supporting cast on offense for most of the afternoon but still was able to tie John Elway's record with his 148th victory as a starting quarterback.

It also counted as the 37th time Favre had led the Packers from a fourth-quarter tie or deficit to a win.

Quoteworthy: "You try to practice hard to try and prepare you for the game, but when you get in game situations, you have to take care of the little things and I think we didn't do that today." -- Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb

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