Davante Adams' career-day leads Packers to 35-20 win over the Texans
Green Bay moves to 5-1 on the season
HOUSTON (WSAW) - The Packers were without Aaron Jones, David Bakhtiari, Darnell Savage and Kevin King against the Texans, but it was not a problem. Davante Adams had a career-high 196-yards receiving leading Green Bay to the 35-20 win.
The Green and Gold offense came out gunning. Green Bay’s first drive was 10 plays for 75 yards. It was capped by Aaron Rodgers slinging it to Davante Adams for a three-yard touchdown. The Packers are the only team in the NFL to score on the first drive of every single game this season.
Green Bay’s defense also impressed on its first appearance on the field. The Packers forced a three-and-out.
The Packers offense would start to click at the end of the first quarter. Rodgers would start to wing it to his favorite receiver. Davante Adams snared three balls for 72-yards on the Packers nine-play, 88-yard drive.
Rodgers would finish the drive off by throwing his second touchdown pass on the day. This time it was a three-yard toss to Jace Sternberger to give the Green and Gold a 14-0 advantage.
The Texans' best drive of the first half came with just a few minutes left. Deshaun Watson brought Houston to the Green Bay 22. Ka’imi Fairbairn would attempt a 41-yard field goal, but he would miss it wide left.
Green Bay ran the two-minute offense to perfection. Rodgers marched Green Bay 69-yards into paydirt. Rodgers would run play-action on the Texans' one-yard line, and he would float it out to Malik Taylor for the TD. That would be Taylor’s first career touchdown.
Rodgers was dominant in the first half going 16/21 for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Adams led all receivers with eight catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. Jamaal Williams rushed 10 times for 44 yards.
The Texans finally found the end zone on their first drive of the second half. Deshaun Watson took Houston 75-yards capped by Watson flipping it out to David Johnson for a three-yard touchdown pass.
The Packers quickly answered. Rodgers launched it 45-yards to Adams. That would be Adams' second touchdown and Rodgers' fourth touchdown on the day.
Houston would start to answer, but Adrian Amos took down Watson for his first sack of the year. The Texans would settle for a Fairbairn 38-yard field goal to cut the Packers' lead to 28-10.
Green Bay’s lead would start to slip. A blocked punt led to another Texans field goal. This one was from 29-yards. Texans pull within 15.
The Packers would seal the win late in the fourth quarter. Williams would rumble his way up the middle for a one-yard touchdown run to give the Packers a 35-13 lead.
The Texans found the end zone in garbage time. Watson slung it to Will Fuller for the six-yard touchdown.
Green Bay would force its lone turnover with 1:22 left in the game. Henry Black laid a huge hit on Johnson and Adrian Amos jumped on the ball. Green Bay would kneel out the rest of the clock.
Rodgers finished the game 23/34 for 283 yards and four touchdowns. Adams' had a career day with 13 catches for 196-yards and two touchdowns. Williams finished with 114 total yards and a touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, Adrian Amos, Krys Barnes and Za’Darius smith each had a sack.
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