Rodgers throws career-touchdown pass No. 400 as Green Bay beats Philadelphia 30-16
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) - The Packers’ defense tallied seven sacks and Aaron Rodgers threw career touchdown pass No. 400 as Green Bay topples Philadelphia 30-16.
The Eagles started the game with a methodical drive. Philadelphia took the rock 41-yards on 15 plays while eating up more than seven minutes. The Eagles settled for a Jake Elliot 52-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
The Packers’ offense couldn’t get it going on its first drive, but Green Bay’s defense sacked Carson Wentz on back-to-back plays to get the ball back.
Green Bay’s offense started to get going in the second quarter. Aaron Rodgers flipped it up to the sure-handed Davante Adams. Adams reeled in his 12th touchdown of the year.
The Packers’ defense would hold strong. Green Bay’s offense was heating up. Rodgers had all day in the pocket. He used it wisely hitting Robert Tonyan for the 25-yard touchdown. That was Tonyan’s eighth touchdown on the season. Rodgers also became the first quarterback to throw 35 touchdowns in five separate seasons.
Rodgers finished the first-half 13/14 for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Adams had four catches for 39 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Kingsley Keke wrapped up two sacks. Rashan Gary tallied 1.5 sacks. Raven Greene also grabbed half a sack.
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams dialed up their connection in the second-half. First, Rodgers threw a dime to Adams for 42-yards.
The Green Bay capped off the drive when Rodgers slung it to Adams for the nine-yard touchdown and Rodgers 400th career touchdown pass.
Both teams would be silent for more than 11 minutes. Green Bay would tack on three points early in the fourth quarter. Mason Crosby was true from 40-yards out to give the Packers a 23-3 advantage.
The Eagles would answer on their ensuing drive. Jalen Hurts heaved it to Greg Ward for a 32-yard touchdown to trim Green Bay’s lead to 23-10. That would be Hurts’ first career touchdown pass.
The Eagles forced a three-and-out. On the punt, Jalen Reagor initially muffed the punt, but he picked it up and weaved his way 73 yards to paydirt. Philadelphia would pull within seven.
Aaron Jones would do his best to put the game away. He sliced up the Eagles’ defense for a 77-yard touchdown run. His longest run of the season.
The Packers would seal it on the next Eagles’ drive. Darnell Savage made a diving interception. His third pick in the past two games.
Rodgers finished the game 25/34 for 295 yards and three touchdowns. Davante Adams snagged 10 catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Jones tallied 15 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Kingsley Keke racked up two sacks. Za’Darius Smith and Rashan Gary wrapped up 1.5 sacks each. Dean Lowry had a sack of his own. Preston Smith and Raven Greene both had a half a sack.
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