September 26, 2021 astatine 9:02 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers completed 2 heavy passes to Davante Adams connected a last-minute drive, mounting up Mason Crosby’s 51-yard tract extremity connected the last play of the crippled that gave the Green Bay Packers a 30-28 triumph implicit the San Francisco 49ers connected Sunday night.
Rodgers delivered for the Packers (2-1) aft Jimmy Garoppolo gave San Francisco the pb connected a 12-yard TD walk to Kyle Juszczyk with 37 seconds to play.
Green Bay had nary timeouts but Rodgers completed passes of 25 and 17 yards to Adams to acceptable up the game-winning footwear and a raucous solemnisation successful the extremity zone.
“That’s what he’s done his full career,” Rodgers said. “He’s made a clump of large kicks for us. I emotion him to death. We’ve been playing unneurotic for 15 years. We beryllium adjacent to each different each autobus ride, each level ride. He’s an unthinkable feline and he’s truthful clutch.”
The comeback spoiled the archetypal crippled for the 49ers (2-1) with fans since beating Green Bay successful the 2019 NFC rubric game. San Francisco had rallied from 17 points down to instrumentality the pb earlier getting crushed by Rodgers.
Rodgers threw for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns to pb the Packers to back-to-back wins aft a season-opening 38-3 nonaccomplishment to New Orleans. Rodgers had six TD passes and nary interceptions successful wins implicit San Francisco (2-1) and Detroit.
“I consciousness bully astir our team,” Rodgers said. “Week One was an anomaly. I said that and I judge that. We bounced backmost Week Two. Played a large squad contiguous close down to the wire. This level thrust is going to consciousness incredible.”
The Niners returned location pursuing back-to-back roadworthy wins backmost East but struggled to dilatory down Rodgers.
“I deliberation we person to play a batch amended than we did,” manager Kyle Shanahan said. “Some of the mistakes we made passim the game, you won’t triumph a batch of shot games doing that. We person to cleanable that up.”
Rodgers connected connected a 1-yard TD walk to Davante Adams and a 12-yarder successful the 4th quarter to Marquez Valdes-Scantling arsenic helium exploited a banged-up 49ers secondary that mislaid 2 much players to injuries.
Starting cornerback Jason Verrett went down with a season-ending genu wounded successful the opener and K’Waun Williams (calf) and Josh Norman (chest) near this crippled successful the archetypal fractional with injuries.
The Packers were dealing with their ain wounded problems connected the violative enactment with their apical linemen missing with Elgton Jenkins retired with an ankle wounded and David Bakhtiari connected the physically incapable to execute database with a genu injury.
Rodgers got escaped of the shot rapidly to neutralize Nick Bosa and the Niners walk unreserved and was lone sacked erstwhile successful the win.
The Packers got disconnected to a accelerated commencement with scores connected their archetypal 2 drives. Rodgers connected connected a 42-yard walk to Allen Lazard connected the archetypal thrust to acceptable up a tract extremity by Mason Crosby. Rodgers past hit Valdes-Scantling connected a 47-yarder to acceptable up the abbreviated TD walk to Adams. Rodgers was 9 for 9 for 127 yards successful the quarter.
The Niners avoided being unopen retired successful the archetypal fractional erstwhile they scored connected the last play. After Garoppolo got distant with an evident intentional grounding that would person ended the half, Lance came successful for his archetypal drawback since the opener. He ran down a large artifact from Trent Williams for a 1-yard score that chopped Green Bay’s pb to 17-7.
Packers manager Matt LaFleur was aggravated astir the deficiency of the intentional grounding telephone and gave referee Jerome Boger an earful connected his mode disconnected the field.
San Francisco past scored connected the opening possession of the 2nd fractional erstwhile Garoppolo deed Brandon Aiyuk on an 8-yard TD pass as the Niners scored 14 points without Rodgers touching the ball.
Packers: Adams was down for a fewer minutes aft taking a hard deed from Jimmie Ward that didn’t pb to a penalty. His teammates kneeled adjacent him arsenic helium was being treated but helium was capable to instrumentality aft missing lone 1 play. … LB Krys Barnes near the crippled successful the archetypal fractional with a concussion. … DL Tyler Lancaster was evaluated for a concussion successful the 2nd half. … WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) besides near the crippled successful the 4th quarter.
49ers: Williams (calf) and Norman (chest) near the crippled successful the archetypal half.
Packers: Host Steelers connected Sunday.
49ers: Host Seattle connected Sunday.