Green Bay Packers (8-4) 34, San Francisco 49ers (4-8) 16
Sunday December 5th 2010 (at Green Bay)
James Starks, 24, a rookie sixth-round draft pick from Buffalo, had 18 carries for 73 yards against the 49ers. It was a surprising workload, considering he hadn't played since Jan. 3, 2009, in what turned out to be his final collegiate game. He missed his senior season after undergoing shoulder surgery and started his professional career on Green Bay's physically unable to perform list with a hamstring injury. He was activated from the PUP list Nov. 9 but was inactive the last two games. Asked if he thought he'd get 18 carries in his NFL debut, Starks said, "I had no clue. Hey, if they give me carries, I'll accept them with open arms." According to Elias, Starks' 73 rushing yards were the most by a Packers rookie running back in his first game since Ralph Earhart had 78 at Boston on Sept. 17, 1948. (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
(GREEN BAY) - Aaron Rodgers threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 34-16 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Rodgers used three completions of 48 yards or more to help the Packers remain one game behind the Bears in the NFC North. Chicago beat Detroit on Sunday. Greg Jennings caught a 57-yard touchdown pass among six receptions for 122 yards and two scores, while Donald Driver had four catches for 73 yards and a score, including an incredible 61-yard TD that featured several missed tackles. Troy Smith completed only 10-of-25 passes for 194 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the 49ers, who fell 1 1/2 games behind St. Louis and Seattle in the NFC West. Vernon Davis caught a 66-yard touchdown pass and finished with 126 yards on four catches in defeat.
SAN FRANCISCO -  3 10  3  0 - 16
GREEN BAY     -  0 14 14  6 - 34
                   SAN FRANCISCO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   11            21
Rush-yards-TDs           22-97-0      34-136-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-25-194-1-1 21-30-298-3-0
Sacked-yards                4-22          4-24
Net pass yards               172           274
Total yards                  269           410
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           0-0
Turnovers                      1             0
Penalties-yards             6-32          5-40
SCORING
1st - SF - Jeff Reed, 44-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 3-0
2nd - SF - Reed, 26-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 6-0
2nd - GB - Jennings, 57-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 7-6
2nd - GB - Kuhn, 1-yard run (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 14-6
2nd - SF - Vernon Davis, 66-yard pass from Troy Smith (Reed kick) GREEN BAY 14-13
3rd - GB - Driver, 61-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 21-13
3rd - SF - Reed, 23-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-16
3rd - GB - Jennings, 1-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 28-16
4th - GB - Crosby, 43-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-16
4th - GB - Crosby, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 34-16
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - James Starks 18-73, Aaron Rodgers 4-39, John Kuhn 6-13 1 TD, Brandon Jackson 4-13, Matt Flynn 2-(-2)
SAN FRANCISCO - Anthony Dixon 9-33, Brian Westbrook 9-31, Troy Smith 3-28, Delanie Walker 1-5
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 30-21-298 3 TD
SAN FRANCISCO - Troy Smith 25-10-194 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Greg Jennings 6-122 2 TD, Donald Driver 4-73 1 TD, Brandon Jackson 4-63, Jordy Nelson 2-15, James Jones 2-8, Korey Hall 1-9, Andrew Quarless 1-4, John Kuhn 1-4
SAN FRANCISCO - Vernon Davis 4-126 1 TD, Michael Crabtree 3-45, Delanie Walker 2-19, Anthony Dixon 1-4