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Well it was going to be a tough game and the Packers found themselves on the losing side as they drop the season opener to the San Francisco 49ers 30-22.
Randall Cobb returns a punt return for a touchdown which gave the Packers some momentum and got them back into the game. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The game looked almost identical to every game played last season, at least from the Packers perspective. The offense hung entirely on Aaron Rodger’s shoulders and it was a hard time seeing any improvement in the defense.
Rodgers completed 30 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns but he also had an interception that came right after the Packers cut the 49ers lead to eight, which killed the Packers momentum. To make matters worse the 49ers scored just plays after on a Frank Gore run that featured fifth grade level tackling by the Packers defense.
The Packers receivers were also performing with mid-season form as they came up big throughout the game with minimal dropped passes, most o...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. Donald Driver stood on the sideline with his helmet on throughout the Packers' Week 1 loss, just waiting to get called onto the field. But as Green Bay's offense went through its first nine drives against the San Francisco 49ers, Driver could only watch and wait.
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Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers scored a great touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, however his celebration left a little to be desired. As many NFL players do when they score, they dunk the football over the crossbar of the field goal post. Vernon tried to do it, however he was rejected at the rim.
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After the ball clunked off of the cross bar and went forward, David Akers tied the NFL record for the longest field goal at 63 yards. His reaction was priceless, as was those of his teammates. Not only did they act like he helped them win the Super Bowl, but he looked completely shocked. The video is below:
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Vernon Davis’ third quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers was nice, but it was overruled by his dunk attempt of the goalpost?Davis did bring some laughter to a Green Bay crowd that didn’t get much of it today, as its teams lost 30-22 to San Francisco.Good job, good effort, Vernon.[Video via Cosby Sweaters]
The Packers fell behind 23-7 and, despite a punt return touchdown by Randall Cobb and a James Jones-fueled touchdown series, lost to San Francisco at Lambeau Field.
In the marquee matchup of the day, the San Francisco 49ers came into Lambeau Field and left with a 30-22 win over the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers defense harassed MVP Aaron Rodgers all day long, sacking him three times (a fourth came passed the line of scrimmage), and picked him off once (a second one dropped). The Packers had no ground game at all, and after a season where they...
Monday morning mistakenness continues around the NFL.
First, Brandon Weeden tried to convince us that he wasn’t overwhelmed in his first start against the Eagles. And now, Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush is trying to convince us that the San Francisco 49ers didn’t flat out beat the Packers.
But before we get to Bush’s mistakenness, let’s state the facts.
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