What was expected to be a very ugly and miserable Monday Night Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers turned out to be ... well, still ugly, but also entertaining. Most of the ugliness came on defense, with both teams blowing coverage, allowing for big gains through the air from Aaron Rodgers and C.J. Beathard. In the end, it was a 33-30 Packers win.
Green Bay is now 3-2-1 on the season, while the 49ers drop to 1-5 on the year. Beathard wound up having a good game for the 49ers, completing 16 of 23 passes for 245 yards, a pair of touchdowns and an interception. The 49ers also managed to rush for 174 yards.
But the ugliest aspect of Monday’s game was San Francisco’s passing defense. Just about every defensive back allowed a big play or took a bad penalty, and it cost the 49ers as Rodgers marched the Packers down the field for a game-winning field goal.
Rodgers finished with 425 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 25 completed passes, and contributed 34 of his team’s 116 rushing yards on the night.