Mason Crosby made a 31-yard field goal as time expired in overtime, and the Green Bay Packers topped the New England Patriots 27-24 on Sunday, spoiling rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe’s NFL debut.
Zappe, a fourth-round pick from Western Kentucky, played the majority of the game after Brian Hoyer left with a head injury. Hoyer made his first start since 2020 in place of Mac Jones, who injured his left ankle during last weekend’s 37-26 loss to Baltimore.
Hoyer led New England to Nick Folk’s 37-yard field goal on the game’s opening drive, but he got sacked by Rashan Gary on the team’s next series and departed.
HALFTIME: Patriots 10, Packers 7
This game is nuts.
Brian Hoyer (head) is out. Bailey Zappe is in. He went 6/10 for 31 yards in the half.
Jack Jones has a FF, INT and TD.
Aaron Rodger was 4/11 for 44 yards with an INT in that half.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) October 2, 2022
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) October 2, 2022