Aaron Rodgers has been sensational throughout, shooting 23 of 33 shots for 261 yards and two touchdowns; 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was 25 of 20 passes, for 257 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw an interception and lost a fumble
Last updated: 27/09/21 6:12
The Green Bay Packers edged the San Francisco 49ers 30-28 in a Sunday Night Football thriller as Mason Crosby scored a game-winning goal of 51 yards at the end of the time limit.
History of the game
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, who had taken a 17-0 lead by the end of the first half, left him late for the win after returning to San Francisco in the second half.
The 49ers were one point ahead with just 37 seconds left as Jimmy Garoppolo found Kyle Juszczyk for a 12-yard touchdown, but it was still plenty of time for Rodgers and his colleagues to get the job done.
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Even without a time-out, Rodgers found his favorite target Davante Adams – who had received 132 yards and one touchdown on his 12 catches on the night – for two big goals to move Green Bay into basket range, Crosby going on to take the honors next.
Rodgers was sensational throughout the game, completing 23 of 33 shots for 261 yards and two touchdowns. His counterpart, Niners quarterback Garoppolo, had an unstable first half in which the team kicked three times, he was knocked out once and competition rookie Trey Lance raced for their only score, to bring his team back in the second.
Garoppolo had 25 of 20 passes, for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and although he escaped football with the 49ers by three with five minutes remaining, he then led them onto the field for what appeared to be the winning score. . on the next round – just to give Rodgers a little too much time.
- Passing: Aaron Rodgers, 23/33, 261 yards, 2 TDs
- Rushing: Aaron Jones, 19 carries, 82 yards
- Receive: Davante Adams, 12 catches, 132 yards, 1 touchdown
- Passes: Jimmy Garoppolo, 25/40, 257 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
- Rush: Trey’s Sermon, 10 carries, 31 yards, 1 TD
- Receive: George Kittle, seven catches, 92 yards
Summary of scores
|Packers 3-0 49ers||Mason Crosby 54-yard field goal|
|Packers 10-0 49ers||Aaron Rodgers moves from TD to Davante Adams (extra point)|
|Packers 17-0 49ers||Aaron Jones three-yard run (extra point)|
|Packers 17-7 49ers||Trey Lance running a TD by one yard (extra point)|
|Packers 17-14 49ers||Jimmy Garoppolo passes eight yards to Brandon Aiyuk (extra point)|
|Packers 24-14 49ers||Aaron Rodgers passes 12-yard TD to Marquez Valdes-Scantling (extra point)|
|Packers 24-21 49ers||Trey Sermon TD run from one yard (extra point)|
|Packers 27-21 49ers||Mason Crosby’s 38-yard field goal|
|Packers 27-28 49ers||Jimmy Garoppolo passes 12-yard TD to Kyle Juszczyk (extra point)|
|Packers 30-28 49ers||51-yard Mason Crosby field goal|
Green Bay controlled most of the first half as Rodgers put San Francisco’s defense aside, while theirs improved significantly from their performances in the first two weeks of the season.
Crosby ended the Packers’ first possession with a somewhat prophetic placement shot through the uprights over 50 yards. In their next series, Rodgers went 10-0 by hitting Adams in the end zone within one yard.
Green Bay missed the opportunity to extend their lead after Jaire Alexander knocked out Garoppolo early in the second quarter; Going for the 4th and 1 in the San Francisco three-yard line, Rodgers threw an incomplete pass intended for Randall Cobb to see the Packers return the ball to the downs.
However, they didn’t have to wait long to secure their desired 17-point lead, as Aaron Jones went three yards with one minute left at halftime. But the 49ers’ offense finally came to life with a 68-yard return from Trenton Cannon on the resulting kickoff and Lance applied the finishing touches for his opener just before the break.
San Francisco suddenly had momentum early in the second half as Garoppolo picked Brandon Aiyuk for an eight-yard scoreline on their first possession to drop them to just three of the Packers.
The two teams traded touchdowns early in the fourth quarter – Rodgers with a 12-yard throw to Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Niners rookie Trey Sermon entering the goal line – before the late drama played out, to begin by Jimmy G’s fumble.
This set up the second of three Crosby field goals on the night, this one 38 yards to take Green Bay’s lead to six, before Garoppolo hit back with his second touchdown pass to see San Francisco in front for the first time of the match inside the last minute.
But then Rodgers stepped up a few key achievements to pave the way for Crosby’s winning kick.
It was vintage Rodgers throughout that Sunday night contest, as he chose a fragile San Francisco high school at will. Adams, as always, was a superb foil for his QB and went over 100 yards, finding the end zone to start. Crosby also showed nerves of steel with his clutch kick at the end.
As for the 49ers, it was about what could have been, especially for Garoppolo. The 29-year-old quarterback played well, especially in the second half, but still threw a few too many stray balls and, with rookie Fields waiting backstage, he’ll look nervously over his shoulder after not to have quite overtaken his team. line.
The Packers (2-1) are back at home, welcoming an out of form Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) who have just lost their last two games in a row. As for the 49ers (2-1), they are back at Levi’s Stadium as they look to secure their first home win of the season against NFC West rivals the Seattle Seahawks (1-2) in a clash. crucial divisional.
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