NFL: Aaron Rodgers stars as Green Bay Packers inflict first defeat on Houston Texans

Last Updated: 15/10/12 8:54am

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Aaron Rodgers: threw six touchdown passes during Green Bay's win over Houston

Aaron Rodgers: threw six touchdown passes during Green Bay's win over Houston

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Aaron Rodgers put it all together as the Green Bay Packers handed the Houston Texans their first defeat of the season.

Quarterback Rodgers, the reigning league MVP, set a career high and tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes as the Packers prevailed 42-24 at Reliant Stadium.

Jordy Nelson caught three touchdown passes and James Jones had two, including a beautiful, diving one-hander in the fourth quarter for Green Bay, who are now back to 3-3.

Tom Crabtree had the other, a 48-yarder that Rodgers threw just before taking a hit from Texans' outside linebacker Brooks Reed.

Rodgers completed 24-of-37 passes for 338 yards. He tied Matt Flynn's game record for touchdown passes, set in last year's regular-season finale against Detroit with Rodgers resting on the sideline in advance of the play-offs.

Arian Foster scored two touchdowns but ran for only 29 yards as the Texans dropped to 5-1.

The result leaves the Atlanta Falcons (6-0) as the only unbeaten team in the NFL.

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