Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes at Houston on Sunday night. (US Presswire)

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers delivered an MVP-type performance when his team needed it, tying Matt Flynn's franchise record (set in January) with six touchdown passes as Green Bay (3-3) rolled over the previously unbeaten Houston Texans, 42-24. on Sunday night.

For the game, Rodgers finished 24 of 37 for 338 yards with the six touchdowns. Three of Rodgers’ touchdown passes went to WR Jordy Nelson, who finished with nine catches and 121 receiving yards. WR James Jones caught two touchdown passes while TE Tom Crabtree caught the other.

Green Bay was coming off a disappointing 30-27 loss at Indianapolis last week where the Packers held a 21-3 halftime lead. Throughout the week, Green Bay faced plenty of questions following its surprising 2-3 start.

The Packers quieted plenty of their critics Sunday night, dominating what many believed to be the best team -- and best defense -- in the NFL. Green Bay outgained Houston 427-321 and forced three Texans turnovers while not committing a turnover itself.

Houston (5-1) never could get on track offensively, especially on the ground. Texans RB Arian Foster had two rushing touchdowns but managed just 29 yards on 17 carries.

When the game turned: Green Bay lined up to punt on its first offensive series, facing a fourth-and-3 from Houston’s 46-yard line. However, Texans rookie WR DeVier Posey lined up in the neutral zone and was called for offsides. On the next play, Rodgers hit Nelson for a 41-yard touchdown, and the Packers began their offensive onslaught.

Highlight moments: There were plenty from Rodgers. Nelson beat Texans CB Johnathan Joseph deep for the first touchdown of the game. ... Early in the fourth quarter, Houston’s secondary bit on a play-action fake on third-and-1, allowing Crabtree to get free for a 48-yard touchdown reception that put Green Bay ahead 35-17.

Top-shelf performances:

  • Packers QB Rodgers -- Rodgers was 24 for 37 with 338 yards and six touchdowns.
  • Packers WR Nelson -- Nelson caught nine passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Packers LB Clay Matthews -- Matthews only had four tackles, but he was consistently causing problems for the Texans, both in the running game and rushing the passer.
  • Texans DE J.J. Watt -- Watt had six tackles with two sacks, giving him a league-leading 9.5 sacks on the year.

What they said about the Packers offensive performance:

  • Rodgers to NBC’s Michelle Tafoya: “Well, I think we’re all just tired of answering questions about what happened to the Packers, what happened to me. It was a good team effort tonight. The offensive line blocked great. We ran the ball with effectiveness. Guys made some plays down the field. Just getting back to the way we’re capable of playing. We didn’t go anywhere.”

What they said about what this Packers win tells the critics:

  • Rodgers to NBC: “Shhhhh.”

Numbers you should know: Houston had given up six touchdown passes all year heading into Week 6. Rodgers had six touchdown passes in the game Sunday night, which was a career high for Rodgers. … Green Bay’s pass rush got the better of Houston’s offensive line. The Packers sacked QB Matt Schaub three times, doubling the number of sacks Houston has given up this season. … Texans WR Andre Johnson nabbed a 15-yard reception in the fourth quarter. The reception put him over 10,000 receiving yards for his career, making Johnson the 38th player in NFL history to reach that milestone.

Injury update: Texans DE Tim Jamison left the game in the first quarter with a right Achilles injury. Packers OLB Nick Perry injured his left knee in the second quarter. Packers LB D.J. Smith had to leave the game in the second quarter with a right knee injury. Texans RG Antoine Caldwell suffered a concussion and left the game in the second quarter. Packers RB Brandon Saine had to leave in the third quarter with a knee injury. Packers CB Sam Shields left the game in the fourth quarter with a right shin injury.

Going forward: Texans -- Houston hosts Baltimore next week before having its bye week. Both the Texans and Ravens are 5-1 this season, which is tied for the best mark in the AFC. Packers -- Green Bay plays on the road again next week when it travels to take on St. Louis. The Rams are 3-3 after losing 17-14 at Miami on Sunday. The following week, the Packers host 1-4 Jacksonville.

Follow Texans blogger Sean Bielawski on Twitter, @CBSTexans.