Green Bay Packers (1-1) 31, New York Jets (1-1) 24
Sunday September 14th 2014 (at Green Bay)
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) runs after catching a pass for an 80-yard touchdown score in the third quarter against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
New York Jets’ Eric Decker can’t catch a pass in front of Green Bay Packers’ Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
On a 4th down late in the game, the Jets go for it, and Geno Smith's pass is caught for a touchdown by Jeremy Kerley. Look at the top of your screen, this is offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg calling a timeout before the snap. The refs had blown the play dead.
(GREEN BAY) - Aaron Rodgers had two touchdown passes in the second half and the Green Bay Packers rallied from a poor start to take a 31-24 win over the New York Jets. Rodgers finished the game 25-for-42 for 346 yards with three scores for the Packers (1-1), who were coming off a thrashing at the hands of Seattle in their season-opener. "We were in a spot, but our players stayed the course," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. Jordy Nelson caught nine passes for 209 yards and a touchdown, while Randall Cobb had a pair of touchdown catches in the win. Geno Smith went just 16-for-32 for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and also had 26 yards and a touchdown on seven carries for the Jets (1-1), who opened their season with a win over Oakland. Eric Decker caught a touchdown pass while Chris Ivory ran in one touchdown in the loss. Trailing by five points, the Packers went on top on their second touch of the third quarter as Rodgers hit Cobb for a 1-yard score. Rodgers and Cobb then connected on the 2-point conversion for a 24-21 lead with just under six minutes to play. The drive covered 67 yards over eight plays and featured a 33-yard reception from Nelson. New York responded with a 52-yard field goal from Nick Folk to tie the game with 2:21 to play in the third. Smith and Bilal Powell got together for a 20- yard play on 3rd-and-6 earlier in the drive. It took just one play, through, for the Packers to go back on top. Rodgers hit Nelson in stride near midfield, and Nelson avoided one tackler on his way to an 80-yard score. New York appeared to tie the game late in the fourth as Smith went deep on 4th-and-4 at the Green Bay 36 and Jeremy Kerley came down with the ball in the end zone. A timeout call from the sideline, though, came prior to the snap. "I just know for a fact I did not call the timeout," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. The Jets went on to convert that fourth down, but Smith later failed on a 4th- and-8 and Green Bay killed off the rest of the clock. The first snap of the game saw Rodgers and his center get mixed up on the snap, and the Jets recovered the loose ball at the Green Bay 16. Five plays later, Smith rolled out to the right and ran it in from a yard out and the Jets had a 7-0 lead two minutes in. New York then forced a Green Bay punt to get the ball back at its own 16. On 3rd-and-1, Smith ran out to the left and had the first down before lateraling it to Kerley, who took the ball 37 yards to the Green Bay 26. Three plays later, Smith dropped a long pass down the left sideline into the hands of Decker for a 29-yard score and a 14-0 lead. Green Bay came back with an 11-play, 67-yard drive to get on the board as Mason Crosby connected on a 31-yard field goal to make it a 14-3 game. New York scored its third touchdown on its third possession of the game, as Ivory broke through the middle on a 4-yard score and a 21-3 lead with 10 1/2 minutes left in the half. Green Bay's next two touches saw Crosby hit field goals from 20 and 55 yards to make it a 21-9 game with just over three minutes to play in the half. The Packers then tried an onsides kick that the Jets recovered, but Smith was picked off by Tramon Williams. The Packers had the ball at their own 3, but Rodgers scrambled 11 yards and followed that with a 14-yard completion to Cobb. An 11-yard catch by DuJuan Harris coupled with a 15-yard penalty to New York got the ball to the New York 30. Following a 24-yard catch by Davante Adams, Rodgers hit Cobb in the middle of the end zone for a 6-yard score and it was a 21-16 game at the break.
Game Notes: Decker left the game with a hamstring injury...New York defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct after Green Bay's 2-point conversion in the third...Green Bay outgained New York, 390-312...Green Bay plays in Detroit next Sunday...The Jets host the Bears next Monday night. 
                           NY JETS   GREEN BAY
First downs                     19          25
Rushes-yards                37-147       22-80
Net Passing yards              166         310
Passing (Att-Comp-Int)     32-16-1     42-25-0
Sacked-Yards Lost             2-10        4-36
Punts-Average               5-46.6      4-49.3
Fumbles-Lost                   1-0         3-1
Penalties-Yards               7-82        3-34
Time of Possession           30:26       29:34
NY JETS   -   14   7   3   0  - 24
GREEN BAY -    3  13  15   0  - 31
1st - NYJ - Geno Smith, 1-yard run (Nick Folk kick) NEW YORK JETS 7-0
1st - NYJ - Eric Decker, 29-yard pass from Smith (Folk kick) NEW YORK JETS 14-0
1st - GB - Mason Crosby, 31-yard field goal NEW YORK JETS 14-3
2nd - NYJ - Chris Ivory, 4-yard run (Folk kick) NEW YORK JETS 21-3
2nd - GB - Crosby, 20-yard field goal NEW YORK JETS 21-6
2nd - GB - Crosby, 55-yard field goal NEW YORK JETS 21-9
2nd - GB - Randall Cobb, 6-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Crosby kick) NEW YORK JETS 21-16
3rd - GB - Cobb, 1-yard pass from Rodgers (Rodgers pass to Cobb) GREEN BAY 24-21
3rd - NYJ - Folk, 52-yard field goal TIED 24-24
3rd - GB - Jordy Nelson, 80-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 31-24
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lacy 13-43, Aaron Rodgers 6-28, Randall Cobb 2-6, John Kuhn 1-3
NY JETS - Chris Ivory 13-44 1 TD, Jeremy Kerley 0-37, Geno Smith 7-26 1 TD, Chris Johnson 12-21, Bilal Powell 4-16, Tommy Bohanon 1-3
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 42-25-346 3 TD
NY JETS - Geno Smith 32-16-176 1 TD 1 INT
GREEN BAY - Jordy Nelson 9-209 1 TD, Davante Adams 5-50, Randall Cobb 5-39 2 TD, Eddie Lacy 2-18, Dujuan Harris 1-11, Andrew Quarless 1-8, Jarrett Boykin 1-6, John Kuhn 1-5
NY JETS - Eric Decker 4-63 1 TD, Jeremy Kerley 3-22, Bilal Powell 2-32, Tommy Bohanon 2-30, Jeff Cumberland 1-14, Jace Amaro 1-6, David Nelson 1-6, Chris Ivory 1-3, Chris Johnson 1-0
Sunday September 14th
CAROLINA 24, Detroit 7 - Cam Newton led Carolina on two second-half touchdown drives as the Panthers also used a stout defense to take a 24-7 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Newton had missed last week's season-opening win against Tampa Bay with injured ribs, but was good to go this week and after shaking off some rust, passed for 281 yards on 22-of-34 attempts and a touchdown. Jason Avant had a touchdown catch, while Jonathan Stewart added a rushing score and Graham Gano hit three field goals for the Panthers (2-0), who recovered two fumbles in the game and also had an interception. Matthew Stafford was 27-for-48 for 291 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Lions (1-1), who had opened the season with a home victory against the New York Giants.
NEW ENGLAND 30, Minnesota 7 - Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass, Stevan Ridley ran for another score and the New England Patriots rolled to a 30-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. Brady passed for only 149 yards, but was aided by a New England defense that picked off Minnesota quarterback Matt Cassel four times. The Patriots scored 17 points off the interceptions. Ridley had 101 yards on 25 carries for New England (1-1), which rebounded from a season-opening loss at Miami. The Patriots last dropped their first two games of a season in 2001. Cassel threw for 202 yards, 75 coming on the game's opening drive that ended in a touchdown pass to Matt Asiata. The Vikings (1-1), coming off 
a win at St. Louis, played without Adrian Peterson. The club deactivated the running back after he was indicted by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.
Chicago 28, SAN FRANCISCO 20 - All it took was a new stadium for the Chicago Bears to end their near
​30-year hex in San Francisco. Jay Cutler tossed three of his four touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall and the Bears rallied for a 28-20 victory over the 49ers on Sunday night in the first regular-season game at Levi's Stadium. San Francisco opened up a 17-0 second-quarter lead, but Chicago (1-1) outscored the 49ers (1-1) 28-3 from the one-minute mark of that second frame on to win its first game in San Francisco since 1985. The Bears had dropped eight in a row in San Francisco by an average margin of 34-6 prior to Sunday's tilt. The 49ers regained possession with 6:55 remaining following Marshall's 3-yard TD catch, which staked Chicago to a 28-20 lead. Colin Kaepernick scrambled for 15 yards on a 3rd-and-3 and later moved the chains on a 4th-and-6 when he hit Michael Crabtree for a gain of nine yards. A delay of game penalty further in the drive set up a 3rd-and-17 at the Chicago 25. Kaepernick dumped the ball off to Frank Gore for a gain of eight to set up 4th-and-9, but his pass to Crabtree went off his hands and two Cutler kneeldowns sealed the outcome.
Detroit      1   1   0   .500    42   38
Minnesota    1   1   0   .500    41   36
GREEN BAY    1   1   0   .500    47   60
Chicago      1   1   0   .500    48   43