Rodgers ties a Packer record with six TD passes in victory over HoustonWisconsin Sports
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 37 passes for 338 yards. Three of his six touchdowns went to Jordy Nelson, who had nine catches for 121 yards.
Aaron Rodgers tied a Green Bay record with six touchdown passes, as the Packers handed the Texans their first loss in Houston Sunday night, 42-24.
The Packers’ first truly dominant performance of the season improved their record to 3-3.
The win came at a price. Four more players fell to injuries.
Inside linebacker D.J. Smith and running back Brandon Saine were both on crutches after the game with potentially serious right knee injuries.
Outside linebacker Nick Perry and cornerback Sam Shields also left with knee injuries and did not return.
The Packers never trailed. They were up 14-0 early, and 21-10 at the half.
A good night for Rodgers
Rodgers completed 24 of 37 passes for 338 yards. Three of his six touchdowns went to Jordy Nelson, who had nine catches for 121 yards.
James Jones also hauled in two scoring passes, and Tom Crabtree had the other touchdown.
Rodgers was sacked twice, both times by former Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt.
Alex Green had 22 carries for 65 yards in place of the injured Cedric Benson. The Pack outgained Houston with 427 total yards to 321
Matt Schaub threw for 232 yards and two interceptions for the Texans.
Arian Foster was held to 29 yards, but he scored twice.
David Posey recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for Houston’s final score.
The Texans also had a couple of key injuries. Defensive end Tim Jamison left with an Achilles injury, and guard Antoine Caldwell suffered a concussion.
The Texans’ loss means that Atlanta is the only unbeaten team in the NFL at 6-0.
Green Bay is now eighth in the NFC with an identical record as in their Super Bowl-winning season of 2010. The Packers will play at St. Louis next Sunday.
The Bears are now in sole possession of first-place in the NFC North with a record of 4-1. This was their bye week. The Packers a game and a half back in third.
Minnesota dropped to 4-2 after a 38-26 loss at Washington. And Detroit is last at 2-3, despite a 26-23 overtime win at Philadelphia.
The Vikings snapped a three-game winning streak. Robert Griffin III showed no ill effects of his concussion from a week ago, as he threw for 182 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Redskins.
He also ran for 138 yards and scored twice on the ground. That included a 76-yard scoring scamper, the longest by an NFL quarterback since Pittsburgh's Kordell Stewart had an 80-yard T-D run in 1996.
The Lions won for the first time since Opening Day. Jason Hanson sent the game to overtime with a 19-yard field goal, and he won on the OT's second possession with a 45-yard kick.
Hanson made all four of his field goal attempts, and booted two extra points to move past John Carney into third place on the NFL's all-time scoring list.