GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Aaron Rodgers accounted for three touchdowns and the struggled Pittsburgh Steelers offense could not get going against the Green Bay defense as the Packers coasted to a 27-17 victory at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Rodgers scrambled for one score and threw twice to Randall Cobb as the Packers erased and early Steelers lead and never trailed after the first quarter.
Ben Roethlisberger threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson on the Steelers’ first possessions, but struggled with efficiency after that. His fumble led to the Green Bay tying touchdown and he finished 26 of 40 for 232 yards and an interception.
The Steelers appeared to take the lead late in the first half on Minkah Fitzpatrick’s field goal block, but it was called back due to a questionable offsides call on Joe Haden. Mason Crosby converted the field goal on a second attempt, providing a 10-point swing for Green Bay, the entire margin of victory.
Rodgers was sacked three times and hurried throughout, but made plays under duress and avoiding a big mistake. The Steelers’ lone turnover came on an Aaron Jones fumble forced by Chris Wormley.
Najee Harris added a second Pittsburgh touchdown late in the game.
Now 1-3, Pittsburgh will return home for two games against Denver and Seattle, and a fleeting window of opportunity to turn the season around.