Larry McCarren

Packers came to play in Texas

CREATED Oct. 16, 2012

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  • Photo: Wayne Larrivee

  • Photo: Wayne Larrivee

  • Photo: Wayne Larrivee

  • Green Bay Packers #2 Mason Crosby hits field goals from more than 50 yards during practice before the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Fans for the Green Bay Packers support the team as it practices before the game against the Houston Texans before the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, left, makes a catch for a touchdown ahead of Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (24) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) ORG XMIT: HTT110 Image by Patric Schneider

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Houston Texans in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel) ORG XMIT: HTT112 Image by Dave Einsel

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, left, falls into the end zone for a touchdown ahead of Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (24) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) ORG XMIT: HTT111 Image by Patric Schneider

  • Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) mimics Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' (12) celebration pose after sacking Rodgers in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel) ORG XMIT: HTT115 Image by Dave Einsel

  • Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) is sacked by Green Bay Packers defensive end Jerel Worthy (99) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) ORG XMIT: HTT114 Image by Patric Schneider

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is grabbed by Houston Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel) ORG XMIT: HTT118 Image by Dave Einsel

  • Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, bottom, sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) Image by The Associated Press

  • Green Bay Packers#89 James Jones scores a touchdown in the first half on a pass from Rodgers. He is defende by Houston Texans #38Danieal Manning during the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson reels in a touchdown catch while being covered by Houston Texans Johnathan Joseph during the first quarter of their game Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers C.J. Wilson sacks Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during the first quarter of their game Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers#87 Jordy Nelson reacts in end zone after he hauls in a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers while being defended by Houston Texans #22 Alan Ball during the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Green Bay Packers#87 Jordy Nelson hauls in a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers while being defended by Houston Texans #22 Alan Ball during the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry (53) reacts on the ground after being injured against the Houston Texans in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel) ORG XMIT: HTT125 Image by Dave Einsel

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) makes a touchdown as Houston Texans defensive back Alan Ball (22) defends in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) ORG XMIT: HTT127 Image by Patric Schneider

  • Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) gets a hold on Houston Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin (82) in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) ORG XMIT: HTT143 Image by Patric Schneider

  • Green Bay Packers' Brandon Saine gets up after being injured in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) ORG XMIT: HTT145 Image by Patric Schneider

  • Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree streak toward the end zone score a touchdown on a long pass reception during the third quarter of their game against the Houston Texans Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Neslon reels in a touchdown pass during the third quarter of their game against the Houston Texans Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers#83 Tom Crabtree scores a touchdown in the second half against the Houston Texans # during the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Green Bay Packers#37 Sam Shields winces in pain in the 4th quarter against thge Houston Texans # during the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Green Bay Packers#89 James Jones celebrates a touchdown in the second half against the Houston Texans # during the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Green Bay Packers' Casey Hayward intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Houston Texans' Keshawn Martin during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. The Packers won 42-24. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Kevin M. Cox) ORG XMIT: TXGAL105 Image by Kevin M. Cox

  • Grene Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones bounces off Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson for a long gain during the first quarter of their game Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields is called for pass interference while coveirng Houston TexansKevin Walter during the second quarter of their game Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers cornberback Sam Shields cradles an interception durring the third quarter of their game against the Houston Texans Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Houston Texans J.J., Watt during the first quarter of their game Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hugs and puts his arms around coach Mike McCarthy in the final minutes of the game as the Packers beat the Houston Texans # during the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Green Bay Packers# 29 Casey Hayward intercepts a pass intended for Houston Texans #82 Keshawn Martin in the 4th quarter during the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sunday, October 15, 2012. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and guard T.J. Lang (70) celebrate a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel) ORG XMIT: HTT149 Image by Dave Einsel

  • Injured Green Bay Packers linebacker D.J. Smith is examined by the tema's medical staff during the second quarter of their game Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is sacked by Green Bay Packers Jerel Worthy during the first quarter of their game Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebates his touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson Nelson with Evan Dietrich-Smith during the second quarter of their game Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers Randall Cobb pciks up a first on a long reception during the second quarter of their game against the Houtson Texans Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebates his touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson Nelson with Evan Dietrich-Smith during the second quarter of their game Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

GREEN BAY, Wis.--All right, you already know Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and James Jones did real good in the Texan game. But a close look at the tape would tell you Bryan Bulaga refused to be outworked by JJ Watt and that's saying something.

While we're in the neighborhood, the Packers also got a lot of their rushing yards with good old fashioned block down, kick out, and pulling TJ Lang to lead through the hole type power plays. Alex Green also made some nice reads and cuts.

The most impressive number in the game, besides Rogers 133.8 passer rating, holding Arian Foster, the second leading rusher in the NFL, to just 29 yards and 1.7 a carry.

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