It’s a warning that has been issued on many occasions in the NFL: Don’t give Aaron Rodgers too much time. And as the San Francisco 49ers learned after going ahead in the final minute of play Sunday evening, 37 seconds was more than enough time for the Green Bay Packers — void of timeouts — to get job done with Rodgers at the helm.
Two passes to Davante Adams, who suffered a scare on a nasty shot to the head not long before in the game, was all Rodgers and company needed after starting at their own 25-yard-line to advance the ball all the way to the San Francisco 33-yard line. And when Mason Crosby lined up for a 51-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the game, there was never much of a doubt as the ball sailed through the uprights to give Green Bay a walk-off 30-28 win in a game where the Packers never trailed until the final minute.
It marked the second consecutive win for Green Bay in San Francisco, that coming after the team was dominated in Santa Clara not once but twice in 2019. And given Rodgers’ ties to Northern California and the 49ers — those ties for the former Cal Bears product have been well documented ever since the 2005 NFL Draft — the win was only that much sweeter for 37-year-old Chico native.
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Below is a recap of what Rodgers had to say following Sunday’s nail biter in the Silicon Valley as the Packers improved to 2-1.