Packers fall to 49ers, 34-28: Complete stats here
Sep 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterbackAaron Rodgers
(12) passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports photograph
The Green Bay Packers lost their 2013 season opener at San Francisco this afternoon, 34-28 – a game in which it seemed the Packers simply ran out of time.
While Aaron Rodgers had a good game (21-of-37 for 333 yards, three touchdowns and 1 Int.), but not one of his greatest, it was the 49ers’ Anquan Boldin who stole the day and killed the Packers (13 catches for 208 yards and 1 TD).
Even though the Packers defense was on the field too long and the time of possession was skewed badly in favor of the 49ers, Green Bay was still in it right up until the end when they were left with fewer than 30 seconds to try to score the winning TD.
Who’s to say that if the referees had gotten the penalty call right in the first half when offsetting dead ball fouls should have given the 49ers a fourth down, that this game couldn’t have had a different end. But that’s pure speculation.
The 49ers clearly controlled the ball throughout the day and it was the big plays of Boldin that sealed the Packers fate.
With an 0-1 record, the Packers now come home to face Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in their home opener next weekend.
But in the meantime, here are your complete game stats courtesy of SI.com:
- Scoring Summary
Vernon Davis 20 yd pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 2:52 Drive: 13 plays, 83 yards in 6:59
San Francisco 7-0
Randall Cobb 5 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 1:05 Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards in 1:47
Anquan Boldin 10 yd pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 8:57 Drive: 3 plays, 14 yards in 2:18
San Francisco 14-7
Jermichael Finley 12 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 0:16 Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards in 1:16
Vernon Davis 2 yd pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 9:46 Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards in 5:14
San Francisco 21-14
Jordy Nelson 8 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 3:49 Drive: 7 plays, 69 yards in 2:48
Phil Dawson 27 yd FG, 14:17 Drive: 10 plays, 71 yards in 4:32
San Francisco 24-21
Eddie Lacy 2 yd run (Mason Crosby kick), 8:26 Drive: 8 plays, 76 yards in 2:30
Green Bay 28-24
Frank Gore 1 yd run (Phil Dawson kick), 5:47 Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards in 2:39
San Francisco 31-28
Phil Dawson 33 yd FG, 0:26 Drive: 11 plays, 50 yards in 4:26
San Francisco 34-28