GREEN BAY (AP) – Aaron Rodgers connected with Randall Cobb on two touchdown passes and scored another on the ground in the third straight win for the Green Bay Packers, who beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 on Sunday night.
Cobb caught a 23-yard touchdown pass in the second period to put the Packers (3-1) up for good and scored again on a one-yard catch that made it 27-10 in the third quarter. That short pass was Rodgers’ 420th career touchdown, tying Dan Marino for sixth all-time.
Rodgers hit 20 of 36 passes for 248 yards and added the Packers’ first points on a four-yard rushing touchdown in his first start at home against the Steelers, the only team he hadn’t faced at Lambeau Field.
Pittsburgh (1-3) has lost three games in a row, unable to exceed 17 points each, since an unexpected win earlier in the season at Buffalo.
It was the first time Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger have faced each other as starting quarterbacks since Green Bay defeated Pittsburgh 31-25 in the Super Bowl on February 6, 2011.
Roethlisberger led the Steelers to victories over Green Bay teams led by quarterbacks Matt Flynn in 2013 and Brett Hundley in 2017, while separate collarbone injuries prevented Rodgers from playing both times.