Aaron Rodgers, Packers catch Titans unexpectedly with TD to finish first quarter

GREEN BAY, Wis. — 5 days in the past, Christian Watson had zero landing catches. 5 quarters of soccer later, he had 4 of them.

He adopted up his three-touchdown recreation final Sunday towards the Dallas Cowboys with one other TD within the first quarter of the Inexperienced Bay Packers’ Thursday night time recreation towards the Tennessee Titans.

The final Packers’ rookie receiver with a minimum of 4 landing catches in a season was James Lofton, who had six in 1978.

And whereas that is all new to the rookie second-round choose, it got here on a play that is previous hat for Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers caught the Titans with 12 males on the sector and floated the ball to Watson on the left facet of the tip zone for a contested catch over cornerback Kristian Fulton.

It was the seventeenth profession landing cross of Rodgers’ profession on free performs — both defensive offsides or too many males on the sector. It was Rodgers’ first such landing of the season and first since final Christmas towards the Cleveland Browns. Nobody else has greater than 5 such touchdowns since 2008.

The Titans blocked the additional level to take a 7-6 lead into the second quarter.