A defensive effort filled with sacks and turnovers sparked a 27-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Packers’ defense generated three takeaways and six sacks – three by LB Preston Smith – in keeping the Broncos at bay. Two of the turnovers set up Packers touchdowns as Green Bay built a 24-10 lead early in the third quarter.
After the Broncos pulled within one score, the Packers’ offense put together a drive for a field goal that milked 7:41 off the clock in the fourth quarter.
QB Aaron Rodgers finished 17-of-29 for 235 yards with one touchdown and 96.2 passer rating. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who caught a 40-yard TD on the game’s opening drive, finished with six catches for 99 yards. WR Davante Adams added four grabs for 56.
On the ground, RB Jamaal Williams had 12 carries for 59 yards, while RB Aaron Jones added just 19 yards on 10 carries but did have two TDs.
For the Broncos, who fell to 0-3, QB Joe Flacco was 20-of-29 for 213 yards with one interception and a 75.8 rating. RBs Phillip Lindsay (21-81) and Royce Freeman (15-63) combined for 144 rushing yards on 36 attempts. WR Cortland Sutton led Denver’s receivers with five catches for 87 yards.
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