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Packers Rout Undefeated Texans 42-24! Stay In Division Hunt.

This was a great win but a more amazing day, as my wife and I celebrated 17 years of wedding bliss. Watching the Packers beat the undefeated Texans was just the icing on the cake. Thanks to everyone that wished us a Happy Anniversary on Twitter, it was most appreciated! Oh and to see the Vikes lose was also pretty cool to enjoy yesterday! Yeah!! The Packers are back in the division hunt again! 

This game was almost perfect, the defense looked great and the OL looked sharp and there was plenty to cheer about. I am not going to get into anything negative today, as I want to cherish this victory and start thinking about winning TWO games in a ROW! 

So the reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers, set a career high and tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes and the Packers played their best game of their so far, inconsistent season, in a 42-24 rout of the previously unbeaten Texans. Rodgers completed 24 of 37 passes for 338 yards. He tied Matt Flynn's game record for TD passes, set in last year's regular-season finale against Detroit.

Jordy Nelson caught three touchdown passes and James Jones had two, including a beautiful, diving one-hander in the fourth quarter for the Packers (3-3). Tight end Tom Crabtree had the other, a 48 yarder. Randall Cobb, who had seven catches for 102 yards. 

The Packers heard criticism from fans in Green Bay all week after blowing a 21-3 halftime lead to the Indianapolis Colts. Another loss would have dropped them to 2-4 for the first time since 2006, and they missed the playoffs that season. "This was an important game for us," Rodgers said. "We had a couple not go our way, games we should have won and 2-4 would have been very difficult. This is just a team that has a lot of pride in our locker room, there's not any quit in that locker room. It's almost better when people are doubting us a little bit, I think. We kind of band together. People tried to pull us apart this week and we stuck together and found our motivation."

The Texans really helped the Packers with untimely penalties and the loss leaves the Atlanta Falcons (6-0) as the only unbeaten team in the NFL.

NOTES: Packers LB D.J. Smith and RB Brandon Saine left the game with "significant" knee injuries, according to the team. Rodgers surpassed his previous career high (5), set in the second-to-last game of last season, against Chicago. The Packers improved to 19-5 in Sunday night games. The announced attendance was 71,702, a record for a regular-season game at Reliant Stadium.

Until next week when we are 4-3 against the Rams…..GO! PACK GO! 

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