One week after suffering their first loss of the season in Tampa, the Green Bay Packers rebounded to rout the Houston Texans 35-20 on Sunday in Houston.
With four starters sidelined, the Packers turned to wide receiver Davante Adams, who combined with quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a big day.
Rodgers passed for 283 yards and four touchdowns, while Adams set career highs with 13 receptions for 196 yards to go along with two touchdowns.
The Packers jumped out to a 21-0 lead at halftime and had a 28-7 advantage after three quarters. The offense converted on seven of their 12 third down opportunities with all seven coming on Adams receptions.
Rodgers also hit Malik Taylor and tight end Jace Sternberger for their first career regular-season touchdowns.
The Packers started the game without David Bakhtiari and Aaron Jones on offense and Kevin King and safety Darnell Savage on defense. They lost safety Raven Green with an oblique injury and linebacker Krys Barnes with a shoulder injury. [Read more…]