Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rodgers' Five TD Passes Lead Green Bay by KC

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rodgers' Five TD Passes Lead Green Bay by KC

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Aaron Rodgers dissected another defense on a national stage, building a big enough cushion for the Green Bay Packers to overcome a late rush by Jamaal Charles and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Rodgers threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns, three to Randall Cobb, and Green Bay beat visiting Kansas City 38-28 Monday night.

Rodgers led the Packers (3-0) on two first-quarter drives that ended with a scoring pass, to Cobb and rookie Ty Montgomery. He found James Jones for a 27-yard TD reception late in the second quarter for a 17-point lead at the break.

Charles rushed for three touchdowns for Kansas City (1-2), which followed its stunning, last-minute loss at home to Denver with a respectable fourth-quarter effort at raucous Lambeau Field.

Charles' 7-yard TD run with 1:25 left got the Chiefs within 10 points. But the end result was the same for Kansas City, which lost its second straight game.

Rodgers was 24 of 35 passing in another masterful performance for the MVP quarterback.

The Packers controlled the line of scrimmage when it counted and got to Alex Smith for seven sacks.

Smith finished 24 of 40 passing for 290 yards and a touchdown.

Under pressure near his own end zone, Smith also threw an interception to Sam Shields at the Chiefs' 19 with about 7 minutes left in the third quarter. Shields returned the ball 15 yards and on the next play, Rodgers found Cobb for a 4-yard touchdown hookup and a 31-7 lead.

Rodgers and Cobb combined for another 4-yard scoring pass in the fourth. With the score, Rodgers set the franchise record with his fourth career game of at least five touchdown passes.

Kansas City stopped its long streak of no touchdown receptions by a wide receiver when Jeremy Maclin (Mizzou, Kirkwood High) hauled in a 5-yard pass with 56 seconds left in the third quarter to get the Chiefs within 31-14. …

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