Packers throttle 49ers 34-17 on Thursday Night Football
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (WSAW) - The Green Bay Packers scored sweet revenge after last year’s losses to the San Francisco 49ers, demolishing an under-manned 49ers team, 34-17. The win moves the Packers to 6-2 on the season.
Aaron Rodgers was masterful, throwing for four touchdown passes and 305 yards. . Davante Adams continued his incredible start to the season, with 10 catches, 173 yards, and a touchdown, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling tallied the first multi-touchdown game of his career.
The Packers once again scored on their first drive of the game. Green Bay is the only team in the NFL to score on their first drive in every game this season. Aaron Rodgers flung the ball to Adams. Adams made an unbelievable snag for the 36-yard touchdown.
The 49ers would find the scoreboard on their second drive of the game. Nick Mullens would hit River Cracraft for what would seem to be the four-yard touchdown, but the referees would call it back San Francisco would settle for a Robbie Gould 22-yard field goal to cut the Packers lead to 7-3.
The first turnover of the game would belong to the Green and Gold. Preston Smith pressured Mullens, and Mullens would throw it up for grabs. Raven Greene would jump in for the interception. The pick ended a five-game streak without an interception, the longest streak by the Packers during the Super Bowl era.
Green Bay would capitalize. A nice play call by Matt LaFleur would leave Marcedes Lewis wide open in the endzone. Big Dog would snag the one-yard touchdown and a 14-3 advantage.
Green Bay would strike again late in the first half. Aaron Rodgers launched it to a wide-open Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 52-yard touchdown. The Packers started to pull away up 21-3.
Valdes-Scantling added his second touchdown of the game midway through the third quarter, a one-yard TD to make it 28-3 Green Bay. Valdes-Scantling had never scored multiple touchdowns in a game in his career before.
The Packers now have over a week off before hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, November 15.
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