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Packers Oust Texans 16-13

November 22, 2004

HOUSTON (AP) _ Brett Favre brought the Pack all the way back, even without buddy Ahman Green.

Favre moved Green Bay into scoring position with a flawless 2-minute drill and Ryan Longwell kicked a 45-yard field goal as time expired, sending the Packers to their fifth straight win, 16-13 over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Favre completed 6 of 7 passes for 42 yards on the final drive _ the only incompletion came when he spiked the ball to stop the clock _ to complete Green Bay’s rally from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

He finished 33-of-50 for 383 yards with two interceptions and a touchdown to Houston native Donald Driver in the fourth period. Driver had quite a homecoming, catching 10 passes for 148 yards.

The Packers sputtered on offense throughout the first three quarters, clearly missing injured star tailback Green. Green was knocked out of the game with a rib injury in the second quarter, finishing with 15 yards on only five carries.

But Favre finally got going in the fourth quarter, leading the Packers on a seven-play, 81-yard drive he capped with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Driver. Favre made a deft pump fake on the play, fooling rookie cornerback Dunta Robinson and giving Driver a wide-open path into the end zone.

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