4-0: Defense key as Packers take down Niners
Aaron Rodgers keeps finding ways to win football games, and his latest victory helped exorcise a few demons of playoffs past.
Rodgers kept several broken plays alive by scrambling Sunday afternoon in the Packers' 17-3 win over the 49ers in Santa Clara, California. One impressive scramble led to Rodgers' only touchdown toss of the day, a 9-yard strike to Richard Rodgers. The Packers quarterback has yet to throw an interception this season.
The Packers defense was the other big story of Sunday's win, sacking Colin Kaepernick six times and keeping the 49ers offense in their territory for the majority of the game. Carlos Hyde rushed for only 20 yards for San Francisco (1-3).
With the win, the Packers are 4-0 for the first time in four seasons, and maybe just as importantly, they picked up a hard-fought road win. The 49ers started and ended two consecutive Packers seasons with defeats (2012 and 2013 seasons.)
Green Bay plays its next two games at home, and both matchups will be shown on CBS 58. The St. Louis Rams come to Lambeau Field next Sunday for a noon tilt, followed by the San Diego Chargers the following Sunday at 3:25.