(GREEN BAY, WI) — The San Francisco 49ers used a sharp run game and a stifling defense to defeat the Green Bay Packers 30-22 on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The win snapped the 49ers’ nine-game losing streak to Green Bay, which was tied for the longest active win streak by any team against a single opponent.
The 49ers (1-0) held the lead for most to the game behind kicker David Akers, who made three field-goals including a 63-yarder that bounced off the crossbar and through to end the first half, tying an NFL record for longest made field-goal.
49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw touchdown passes to Randy Moss and Vernon Davis, and running back Frank Gore added a 23-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 303 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, but the 49ers defense proved to be too much for the Packers (0-1).
Randall Cobb trimmed the lead to eight early in the fourth quarter with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown, but 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman picked off Rodgers setting up the Gore touchdown run on the next play.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN