Field Report: Packers 27, Jaguars 23
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The Packers opened up their 2016 season in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida. I'll put the over/under on the percentage of fans attending the game who got a sunburn at 80%.
The two teams helped hold a field-sized flag on the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The Packers opened the game on a high note. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was intercepted by Packers linebacker Joe Thomas, and Aaron Rodgers did his 'discount double check' celebration after a rushing touchdown.
Jacksonville refused to let Green Bay roll. The Jaguars matched the Packers score for score. Had it not been for a miraculous Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams touchdown grab at the conclusion of the quarter, Jacksonville would have taken a lead into halftime.
As the game wore on, the heat took a toll on both sides. The Packers started a massive nine-plus minute drive that helped secure the time of possession battle.
The afternoon wore on, and the score remained close. The Packers settled for a field goal deep in Jaguars territory. Jacksonville mounted a last-second effort to win the game, but a bubble screen on fourth-and-one was stopped by corner Damarious Randall and linebacker Joe Thomas.
About that last play
The internet exploded with reactions after the Jaguars were unable to convert a fourth-and-one at the end of the game.
Post Game Analysis
Let's dig into some of the best reactions from around Twitter.