Inexperienced Bay Packers working again Jamaal Williams (30) carries the ball in opposition to the Houston Texans Sunday in Houston.
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Rodgers insisted that Inexperienced Bay’s lackluster efficiency in its first lack of the season final week was an anomaly.
And on Sunday he and the Packers proved that by simply dealing with the Houston Texans.
“That recreation is an outlier I imagine and at present was extra according to our first 4 weeks,” Rodgers stated.
Rodgers threw for 283 yards and 4 touchdowns and the Packers bounced again with the 35-20 victory.
Rodgers performed a near-flawless recreation and tied his season excessive for TD passes. The efficiency got here after he threw two interceptions, together with one which was returned for a landing, with no TDs in a 38-10 loss to Tampa Bay final week.
Regardless of being with out main rusher Aaron Jones and left deal with David Bakhtiari, Inexperienced Bay (5-1) had no such hassle dealing with the woeful Texans (1-6) on Sunday because the Packers constructed a 21-0 lead by halftime.
Inexperienced Bay’s robust day on offense was aided by a career-high 196 yards receiving by Davante Adams, who had landing receptions of three and 45 yards.
“When he’s within the recreation, clearly we’re robust,” Rodgers stated.
Adams did no matter he needed in opposition to Houston’s protection after high cornerback Bradley Roby left with a knee damage after Inexperienced Bay’s first possession.
“I can solely eat what’s in entrance of me, so I’m going to go on the market and play and run my routes to win regardless of who’s guarding me,” Adams stated.
Inexperienced Bay made it 35-13 when Jamaal Williams scored on a 1-yard run with about 4 minutes to go.
Deshaun Watson threw a 6-yard landing go to Will Fuller with about 90 seconds left earlier than the Texans recovered an onside kick. However David Johnson fumbled after a reception on the following play and the Packers ran out the clock.
Houston was left trying to find solutions after one other lopsided defeat that got here after dropping to Tennessee in additional time final week.
“I’m pissed off. I’m indignant. It sucks,” defensive finish J.J. Watt stated. “I don’t know what else I’m speculated to really feel.”
Interim coach Romeo Crennel fell to 1-2 since taking up after Invoice O’Brien was fired following an 0-4 begin.
“We’re an inconsistent group and we confirmed that at present,” Crennel stated.
After failing to maneuver the ball successfully within the first half, the Texans lastly obtained on the board when Watson threw a 3-yard go to Johnson to chop the result in 21-7 early within the third quarter.
However Inexperienced Bay pushed its benefit to 21 once more later within the third when Adams obtained in entrance of the protection to seize a 45-yard reception. It’s the second recreation for Adams this season with at the least 150 yards receiving and two touchdowns, making him simply the third participant in franchise historical past to have two such video games in a single yr and the primary since Antonio Freeman in 1998.
The Texans added a discipline aim early within the fourth quarter and obtained one other one following a blocked punt that obtained them inside 28-13 with about 10 minutes left.
The Packers took an early lead when Adams grabbed a 3-yard landing reception on the primary possession.
They made it 14-0 when Jace Sternberger caught a 3-yard TD go early within the second quarter. That play was arrange by a 36-yard reception by Adams two performs earlier.
Watson was sacked twice on one drive with about 4 minutes left within the first half to stall the offense. The Texans tried a discipline aim after that, however Kaimi Fairbairn’s 41-yard strive sailed broad left.
Watson threw for 309 yards with two touchdowns and former Inexperienced Bay receiver Randall Cobb had 95 yards receiving.
Malik Taylor scored his first profession landing on a 1-yard reception late within the second quarter that put the Packers up 21-0 at halftime.
Packers: LB Krys Barnes injured his shoulder within the first half. … S Raven Greene damage an indirect within the fourth quarter.
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