Aaron Rodgers is one of the premier quarterbacks, even at his advancing age, in the NFL, and all we heard throughout the last few days hinged upon how the Green Bay Packers had failed to supply him with any support. On Thursday night, against the defending NFC champs no less, he showed he can do just fine with what he has now.
Rodgers threw for 305 yards, on 25 of 31, for four touchdowns as he led the Packers to a 34-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers. And to be truthful, the game wasn’t even as close as it sounds, as all four TD tosses came in the opening three quarters (one in the first and third, the other two in the second quarter). The 49ers, who fell to 4-5 in what has been an injury-ravaged season, scored two touchdowns in the last five minutes just to make the score look respectable at the final whistle. Green Bay’s Davante Adams racked up 173 receiving yards, to go with a touchdown, while fellow receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught two TD passes. The Packers improved to 6-2 with the victory, keeping them ahead of Chicago by a game in the NFC North.