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Rodgers leads Packers past 49ers, Green Bay stays unbeaten

With his receiving corps banged up and depleted, Aaron Rodgers still made all the big throws to keep Green Bay unbeaten and exactly where it expected to be a quarter into the season.

It just took a little while to get warmed up before things got rolling.

Rodgers passed for 224 yards and a touchdown, ran 17 yards to set up a key second-half score, and the Packers beat the hapless San Francisco 49ers 17-3 on Sunday for their first 4-0 start in four years.

"We're 4-0, we're first in the division and we're playing the kind of ball we want to play in most of the phases," Rodgers said matter-of-factly when asked to assess his team. "It was a grind out...