The San Francisco 49ers picked up a big road win in Week 1, defeating the Green Bay Packers by a score of 30-22. The 49ers got out to an early 10-0 lead and never looked back, doing a nice job of mixing their offensive attack through the air and on the ground.
Alex Smith was very solid for the 49ers, throwing for 211 yards and two touchdowns. He completed 20 of his 26 pass attempts and did not throw an interception. Frank Gore also had a big day, rushing for 112 yards and a touchdown.
Michael Crabtree had one of his better games in recent memory on Sunday. He hauled in seven receptions for 76 yards, and also did a nice job blocking on the outside. Randy Moss made his debut, bringing down four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown.
The real story of the game was the 49ers defense. The unit allowed Green Bay to score just seven points in the first three quarters. The Packers added two touchdowns late, but it was the defense stepping up on the final drive to stop Green Bay near midfield.
Aaron Rodgers was 30-for-44 with 304 passing yards. He completed two touchdown strikes and threw an interception. The Packers seldom ran the ball; Rodgers led the team with 27 rushing yards, while Cedric Benson went for just 18 yards on nine attempts. James Jones led Green Bay's receivers with 81 yards and a touchdown.