October 4, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers fullbackJohn Kuhn
(30, bottom) score a touchdown against San Francisco 49ers strong safetyJaquiski Tartt
(29) during the third quarter at Levi
All throughout halftime, when I wasn’t wolfing down ribs and licking my fingers, I was thinking about my prediction of the 49ers defense keeping them in the game.
The 49ers received the 2nd half kickoff, could not move the ball and a short punt and 9 yard return by Micah Hyde set the Packers up with good field position at their own 39 yard line.
Aaron Rodgers took the Packers down the field on their second best drive of the game.
A holding penalty by David Bakhtiari set the Packers back to 2nd+17. Short passes to R. Rodgers and James Jones gave them a 1st down.
A couple plays later, ARod found Jones deep on the left sideline for a pretty 38 yard gain to the 49ers 8 yard line.
Another holding penalty, this time to Josh Sitton backed the Packers up again, 1st+goal from the 18 yard line.
On 2nd+goal, ARod scrambles again, is forced to run but instead of tossing the ball away or sliding safely, he lunges for the end zone but steps out of bounds one yard short. Another amazing play but it appeared that Rodgers was wincing after the play from a jolting tackle.
This brings up 3rd+goal from the one. Lacy is in the I-formation. John Kuhn is in to block. Rodgers takes the snap and quickly hands the ball off to Kuhn for the touchdown and the only sound you could hear across Packerland was:
Packers lead 14-3 on a nice 9 play, 61 yard drive that ate 4:33 off the clock.
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