Rodgers’ 4 TDs Lead Packers Past Texans
Green Bay 35, Houston 20
–Aaron Rodgers threw for 283 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers bounced back from last week’s loss to Tampa Bay with a road victory over the Houston Texans.
Three of Rodgers’ four touchdown passes came in the first half, as he started the scoring with 9:21 left in the first quarter with a three yard pass to Davante Adams. Rodgers would connect with Jace Sternberger and Malik Taylor in the second quarter to give Green Bay a 21-0 lead at the break.
Houston would cut the lead to 21-7 with an 11-play, 75 yard drive to open the second half – capped off by a touchdown pass from DeShaun Watson to David Johnson. The Packers would answer right back with Rodgers’ second touchdown pass to Adams, a 45 yard score to make it 28-7 at the end of the third quarter.
The Texans would outscore the Packers 13-7 in the fourth quarter, but Green Bay was able to recover a David Johnson fumble after the Texans ran a successful onside kick late in the game to seal the win.
Passing: Aaron Rodgers, 23/34, 283 yards, 4 TD
Rushing: Jamaal Williams, 19 carries, 77 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Davante Adams, 13 catches, 196 yards, 2 TD
Passing: Deshaun Watson, 29/39, 309 yards, 2 TD
Rushing: David Johnson, 14 carries, 42 yards, 0 TD
Receiving: Randall Cobb, 8 catches, 95 yards, 0 TD
Up Next: Green Bay improves to 5-1 with the win and will host Minnesota next Sunday, kickoff is at Noon.
Other NFC North Action:
Detroit 23, Atlanta 22
–Matthew Stafford threw the game-winning touchdown pass to TJ Hockenson as time expired as the Lions rallied to beat the Falcons in Atlanta. Detroit improves to 3-3 with the win and hosts Indianapolis on Sunday.
Monday: The Bears visit the Los Angeles Rams
Minnesota is on its bye week