The Packers continued to roll on their way to a 27-17 victory over the Steelers on the backs of Randall Cobb and Aaron Rodgers’ mind-meld.
Aaron Rodgers won his first game against the Steelers since Super Bowl XLV as the Packers took advantage of Pittsburgh’s offensive woes. Once again, we’ll be going through the top plays of the game and giving you the chance to vote on your favorite. We’ve narrowed the choices down to four plays, including a return to glory for a Packers great and the continued ascension of the Packers’ rookie cornerback.
The Steelers actually got the scoring started in this one with a deep shot to Diontae Johnson, something that many of us missed thanks to some interesting programming choices (Thanks, Titans and Jets). The next score in the game would not come until the 13:22 mark of the 2nd quarter when Aaron Rodgers capped off a 64-yard drive with a 4-yard scramble for a touchdown.
Rodgers and Randall Cobb began to show their chemistry in the absence of Marquez Valdes-Scantling with a few clutch 3rd down conversions on the drive, a theme that would persist throughout the game. Just one minute of game time later, Kingsley Keke shut down the Steelers’ attempt at a response with a bull rush that left Ben Roethlisberger with nowhere to hide. Keke smacked the ball away and Kenny Clark scooped up the fumble, putting the Packers in an excellent position to take the lead.
The Packers’ next score was a special one. General Manager Aaron Rodgers made sure his preseason acquisition shone and threw Randall Cobb his first touchdown back as a Packer. Hopefully a sign of things to come, with many more Cobb touchdown celebrations in our future.
After this, the Packers were in full control. Despite a few mishaps and some sloppy play, they came out as victors, with Eric Stokes’ game-sealing INT late in the 4th quarter putting the cherry on top.
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