Green Bay Packers
Down by a touchdown at half time, quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a 44-31 win over the Vikings Sunday night.
The 1-1 Oakland Raiders face the 2-0 Broncos in Denver Monday night. The Raiders have improved on offense, but John Madden told the KCBS Radio crew that most likely won’t be enough. “They still have to play against (Broncos quarterback) Peyton Manning,” Madden said.
“If you do a helmet-to-helmet, you probably aren’t going to get suspended,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers was one of three NFL quarterbacks who threw for more than 400 yards without an interception Sunday. “They’re saying now that Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL, and I’m starting to lean that way myself,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $15,000 for a hit on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the teams’ season opener.
Reversing several centuries of accumulated wisdom, the NFL ruled Monday that two wrongs sometime do make a right.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 34-28 Sunday based largely on a strong passing game. “Green Bay had the whole off-season to work on what they were going to do against the 49ers,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The 49ers and Packers are expected to be two of the last teams standing this season, and they showed why in Sunday’s game. The two waged war for four quarters, with each team holding a lead in the 4th, before San Francisco was able to take control and hold off Green Bay to earn the win.
Colin Kaepernick threw for a career-high 412 yards and 3 touchdowns, with 13 completions to Anquan Boldin and the 49ers beat the Packers 34-28 on Sunday.
The 49ers face the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park Sunday in a key NFC match-up to open the season. “It’s going to be a good one,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew, noting each defense is tasked with stopping two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks.