Packers offense grinds to halt in season's first loss
The Packers offense vanished in the thin air in Denver, as Aaron Rodgers was held to just 77 yards passing in a 29-10 loss to the Broncos Sunday night.
Rodgers failed to throw a touchdown pass and was sacked three times by a Denver defense that's been among the NFL's best this season. Eddie Lacy scored a second quarter touchdown, but the Packers were limited to just a long Mason Crosby field goal in the second half.
Peyton Manning also didn't throw a touchdown pass, but he did throw for 340 yards against a Packers defense that was decimated with injuries Sunday night. Sam Shields and Quentin Rollins left the game with injuries and did not return. Clay Matthews also left the game briefly.
Green Bay falls to 6-1 and maintains a one game lead on the Minnesota Vikings, who beat the Bears in Chicago Sunday on a field goal by Blair Walsh with four seconds remaining. The Carolina Panthers, still undefeated as of Sunday night, are next on the Packers' schedule.