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Rodgers, Packers Rout Texans

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0  Updated at 10:12 pm, October 14th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Scott Halleran/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The Green Bay Packers might be starting to figure things out. If so, that’s a scary thought for the rest of the NFL.

Aaron Rodgers tied a franchise record by throwing six touchdown passes, and the Packers (3-3) served the Houston Texans their first loss of the season in a 42-24 triumph on Sunday night.

Rodgers, who had been having an off-year and has had his leadership questioned, was in control against one of the league’s best defenses. He threw for 338 yards and no interceptions to go along with the six scoring tosses, which also set a career-high.

The Texans (5-1), never could put together consistent offense and turned the ball over three times. Running back Arian Foster ran for only 29 yards, but did score two touchdowns.

Rodgers opened the scoring with a 41-yard strike to Jordy Nelson in the first quarter, which would be a theme against the third-rated defense of the Texans. Nelson caught nine passes for 121 yards and three scores. 

The Packers travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams next week.

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