“We’ve done things well in different places in games”. Then, with the 49ers threatening, he tossed low to Reggie Bush over the middle.
Kaepernick was 3-0 against the Packers before Sunday. Kaepernick has issues to work out just to get back to solid. But, as he kept his eyes on the ball, Hayne’s 49ers teammate L.J. McCray crashed into him. He’s been without two of his three best receiving threats for chunks of the season, including star receiver Jordy Nelson, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a preseason game against the Steelers. “It was one of those where you just say Aaron Rodgers made a good play”. However, they are also a team in a transition in many aspects and are still trying to find their feet, and in that aspect this season may be too early for this team to truly compete with the best in the National Football League this year.
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Richard Rodgers caught a 9-yard touchdown pass on the game’s opening drive before Rodgers got his team going in the second half. The Packers ran 68 plays to the 49ers’ 50 in the game, and that really took its toll on San Francisco defenders in the second half. Rodgers followed with a 19-yard pass to Cobb at the 11.
Before the catch mishap, Hayne had one punt return for 6-yards when he cleaned up a bouncing ball. “It’s hard to run against eight or nine guys in the box”.
It’s a sign of how good Mason Crosby is that we’re totally surprised when he misses a field-goal attempt. Though that was a few years ago, it remains to be seen if defensive coordinator Dom Capers has figured out a solution to the dual-threat quarterback.
In Week 2, Wilson threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-17 loss to Green Bay. You realize that Cowboys de facto No. 1 wide receiver Terrance Williams didn’t catch a single pass against the Atlanta Falcons last week?
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews mocked him by kissing his bicep after a sack.
“We just had a four-man rush pretty consistently throughout the whole game”, Dial said.
Packers officials said safety Sean Richardson left the game with cramps late in the third quarter.
He was also sacked six times.
On an off day, Rodgers – 224 passing yards and a touchdown, along with 33 yards rushing – totaled 61 more yards than the entire 49ers offense. Sure, the offense wasn’t flawless, a season low in points, but the defense waited three years and three games against Colin Kaepernick to finally put the San Francisco quarterback on the ground. “They want to have an impact and we weren’t able to get the ball to them and allow them to have that impact until later in the game”.
– Linebacker Michael Wilhoite drew an illegal-contact penalty to nullify a third-down sack by Ahmad Brooks and Quinton Dial on the first series.
Shortly thereafter – an INTERCEPTION!
The Packers were forced to punt again after Aaron Rodgers was sacked – brought down on third down.
Later during this drive, Kaepernick launched a pass to Smith, who was in the end zone – but the pass was incomplete, and it was fourth down for the Niners. But from the 15 yard line, Kaepernick was sacked on 4th down by Mike Neal.
The season opener has been an issue for the Packers since 2011 when they opened their title defense with an exciting 42-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
The Packers improve their record to 4-0 with the 17-3 win over the 49ers.
Next up, the St. Louis Rams come calling at Lambeau Field.