Packers sacked in San Fran

Joe Zenzola
November 24, 2019 - 11:09 pm
© Stan Szeto | 2019 Nov 24

© Stan Szeto | 2019 Nov 24

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By Daniel Plocher

MILWAUKEE-- The Green Bay Packers were embarrassed on national television on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers, losing 37-8.

Green Bay started with the football and things immediately went south. On third down of the opening drive, Aaron Rodgers was sacked by Fred Warner and dropped the football. 49ers rookie DE Nick Bosa recovered it, and took it down to the two yard line.

The very next play, Tevin Coleman punched it in with a two-yard TD rush, and San Fran took a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game. 

This sequence was a sign of things to come for the Packers' offense. The rest of the possession for the green and gold in the first half ended with punts or a turnover on downs, and the Niners would take advantage. They catapulted to a 23-0 lead at halftime thanks to a couple of field goals, and a 42-yard TD pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Deebo Samuel.

To add insult to injury, starting RT Bryan Bulaga went down early in the game and wouldn't return. Green Bay's offense was just nowhere to be found with his absence. They continuously found themselves in third-and-long situations because of the heavy rush from the vaunted 49ers defensive line, and didn't convert a single third down in the first half. 

Offensive struggles led to the defense being on the field far too often, and the 49ers made out with some big plays because of it. They had three plays of over 40 yards in the contest.

Green Bay would finally put a drive together in the third quarter, and it almost seemed like they would be back in this football game. A 13-play, 65-yard drive was capped off with a TD pass from Rodgers to Davante Adams on a quick shovel pass.

The offense stayed on the field and converted a two-point conversion on a touch pass once agin from Rodgers to Davante on a flag route in the corner of the endzone. The lead was now cut to just 15 points, 23-8.

The team was desperate for the defense to make a stop, but to no prevail. San Fran responded immediately with a 61-yard house call from Jimmy G to George Kittle who was roasting the defense all game. The Niners would take a 30-8 lead.

Rodgers took the offense back out on the field and made an attempt at another scoring drive, but they were held short on another turnover on downs inside the 40-yard line.

The 49ers would respond with a little extra emphasis in this game with 10-play, 69-yard drive that finished withed a touchdown run by Raheem Mostert. San Francisco took a 37-8 which would be the final score of this game.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense went 0-14 on third down in the game. The only third down that was converted was by a Tim Boyle-led offense in the final minute of the fourth quarter on a run by Jamaal Williams. Green Bay was also only 1-3 on fourth down conversions. 

The offensive woes were displayed well in the stat line; Rodgers would finish 20 of 33 for just 104 yards passing and a TD. Davante Adams, who was on the receiving end of that touchdown, had 7 receptions for 43 yards. On the ground it was more of the same, Jamaal Williams led the team with 45 rushing yards on 11 carries, while Aaron Jones had only 13 carries for 38 yards. They tallied only 198 yards of total offense in the game.

Meanwhile, the 49ers dominated every aspect of the game. They had 339 yards of total offense with Garoppolo passing for 253 of that on 14-20 completions to attempts. The defensive got to Rodgers five times in the game for a sack, and had 10 QB hits. That constant pressure crippled the Packers for the entirety of the game. 

The Packers take the field again next Sunday against the New York Giants next Sunday as the look to get things back on track.

Packers sacked in San Francisco

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