So far, so good in Houston.
The Green Bay Packers lead the Houston Texans 21-0 at halftime of the two teams’ week seven game, as Matt LaFleur’s team has dominated in every phase of the contest. Despite having no David Bakhtiari or Aaron Jones on offense, Green Bay has scored three touchdowns on their five offensive possessions, capping off the half with a nine-play, 69-yard scoring drive.
Aaron Rodgers has been effective and efficient today, completing 16 of 21 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Davante Adams is clearly feeling back to normal, torching the Texans’ defense for 114 yards and one of those scores on eight receptions. Rodgers’ other two touchdowns went to Jace Sternberger and Malik Taylor, each of whom recorded their first regular season scores of their careers (Sternberger had a touchdown catch in last year’s postseason).
Meanwhile, the Packers are getting some hard running from Jamaal Williams, who has ten carries for 45 yards plus 38 more yards through the air on three receptions. AJ Dillon has added 11 yards on four carries.
Defensively, the Packers have stifled the Texans’ offense, allowing a few big gains but locking down once Houston crosses midfield. Deshaun Watson is 10-of-13 for 126 yards, but the Texans have just 20 rushing yards. Meanwhile, the Packers’ pass rush is waking up, sacking Watson twice.
Eight years ago, Rodgers threw six touchdowns in his only other game in Houston. This year, he’s halfway there through 30 minutes of game play. Join us here for the second half.