Rodgers shines as Packers roll over 49ers

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
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By Bill Michaels Sports

The Green Bay Packers improve to 6-2 on the season after rolling over the San Francisco 49ers 34-17 on Thursday Night Football.

It was all Green Bay in the first half as the Packers went into halftime with a 21-3 lead. The Packers scored on their opening drive for an NFL leading 8th consecutive time. The Packers are the only team in the NFL to have scored on their opening drive in every game this season. This time, it was a 36-yard touchdown reception for Davante Adams.  

Aaron Rodgers was on from the start as he tossed for 149 yards and three touchdowns in the first half. He finished the game 25-31 for 305 yards and four touchdowns. Davante Adams was Rodgers favorite target again tonight as he hauled in 10 receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown.

Coming into tonight’s game, Aaron Jones was questionable with a calf injury. Jones was cleared to play before the game and had 15 carries for 58 yards. Jones also hauled in 5 receptions for 21 yards.

On the defensive side, the Packers forced two turnovers on San Francisco’s quarterback Nick Mullens. Za’Darius Smith forced a turnover with a strip sack and defensive back Raven Greene came up with an interception.

The Packers will now look to rest and recover as they will host the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday at Lambeau Field. Kickoff set for Noon. Check out the Green & Gold Postgame Show with Bill Michaels and former Packers’ running back, Gary Ellerson, below!