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Packers 31, Browns 13

Published Oct. 21, 2013

Banged-up Pack, Rodgers on course

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers shuffled around the field to make plays. He found yet another young receiver.

And most important, he was a calming influence on a Packers team beset with injuries.

Rodgers threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Eddie Lacy ran for a score, and the defense handled the Browns.

"Hang with us, fans," Rodgers said. "It might not be the prettiest game, but we've got to kind of win with defense, not turn the ball over and make the plays that are there."

Rodgers was already without receivers James Jones and Randall Cobb. Then tight end Jermichael Finley left with about 10 minutes to go with a neck injury after a late hit by safety Tashaun Gipson on a 10-yard gain. Finley had movement and feeling in his extremities, the team said.

Jarrett Boykin had eight catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in his first start at receiver for Green Bay.