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Aaron Rodgers and Packers surprise Titans with TD to end the first quarter

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – 5 days in the past, Christian Watson had no touchdowns. 5 quarters of soccer later, he had 4 of them.

He adopted up his three-touchdown sport final Sunday towards the Dallas Cowboys with one other TD within the first quarter of the Inexperienced Bay Packers’ Thursday night time sport towards the Tennessee Titans.

Watson additionally caught an 8-yard landing run from Aaron Rodgers within the third quarter.

The final Packers rookie receiver with no less than 4 landing receptions in a season was James Lofton, who had six in 1978.

And whereas that is all new for the rookie second-round decide, it got here on a play that is outdated for Rodgers — whose final 5 landing passes have all gone to Watson.

Rodgers caught the Titans with 12 males on the sector and threw the ball to Watson within the left aspect of the tip zone for a contested catch over cornerback Kristian Fulton.

It was Rodgers’ seventeenth profession landing in free performs – defensive offsides or too many males on the sector. It was Rodgers’ first landing of the season and his first since final Christmas towards the Cleveland Browns. No person else has greater than 5 touchdowns since 2008.

The Titans blocked the additional level to take a 7–6 second quarter lead.

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