Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Rodgers-Cobb connection helps Packers beat Steelers 27-17

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WNN) — Aaron Rodgers joined Randall Cobb for two touchdowns and ran for another score as the Green Bay Packers secured their third straight, 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Cobb catches a 23-yard touchdown pass Put the Packers (3-1) ahead for good in the second quarter and scored again 1-yard reception Which made it 27-10 in the third period. That short throw was the 420th TD pass of Rodgers’ career, tying Dan Marino in an all-time sixth place.

Rodgers went for 248 yards in 20 of 36 and scored the Packers’ first points in a 4-yard run In his first home debut against the Steelers, the only team he had not faced was at Lambeau Field.

Pittsburgh (1-3) has lost three straight, failing to top 17 points in each game, since a surprise season-opening win at Buffalo.

Cobb began his career at Green Bay and played for the Packers from 2011-18 before landing in Dallas in 2019 and Houston last year. Packers Cobb . regained At the beginning of training camp at the request of Rogers.

In the first three games, Cobb took four catches for 58 yards. He caught five passes for 69 yards on Sunday.

Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger were faced as quarterbacks for the first time since Green Bay defeated Pittsburgh 31–25 in the Super Bowl on February 6, 2011. Roethlisberger led the Steelers to victory over Green Bay teams quarterbacked by Matt Flynn in 2013. And Brett Hundley, in 2017, prevented Rodgers from playing any games due to separate collarbone injuries.

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Roethlisberger throws his 400th career touchdown pass In the opening series of the game – a 35-yard hit for Dionte Johnson – and became the eighth player to reach that milestone. This ended an 11-game stretch in which Pittsburgh’s offense failed to score any first-quarter points.

But the Steelers did not return to the final field until Nazi Harris left the game with the score 4:10 from 1 yard. Roethlisberger scored 26 of 40 for 232 yards with an interception.

Pittsburgh got a tough break just before halftime as a penalty wiped out a touchdown from a blocked kick that would have kept the Steelers ahead.

Green Bay led 14-10 when Minka Fitzpatrick of Pittsburgh blocked Mason Crosby’s 26-yard field-goal effort. Fitzpatrick retrieved the ball and drove 75 yards into the end zone. But officials called Pittsburgh’s Joe Haden offside, and Crosby scored the ensuing 26-yard field goal, with 5 seconds left in the first half.

Crosby added 29 yards in the third quarter for his 24th consecutive successful field-goal attempt, breaking his own franchise record. Crosby scored 23 straight runs from 2010-11.

injuries

Steelers: CB Cam Sutton (groin) and OG Kevin Dotson (legs) left the game.

Packers: CB Jair Alexander (Shoulder) survives in the third quarter.

next

Steelers: Host Denver next Sunday.

Packers: Next Sunday in Cincinnati.

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