Rodgers Continues To Give Dallas’ Nightmares
All things considered, Packers fans would have probably been okay with a lost on Sunday afternoon. Green Bay had multiple injuries to deal with, the referees cost them four points and there were two missed extra points. Yet somehow, someway, Aaron Rodgers found a way to save Green Bay for the second time in three weeks giving the Packers a 35-31 victory. Once again, Dallas played the role of the victim as Rodgers unleashed another one of his classics in AT&T Stadium.
We’ll save some of the amazement for Star Ratings tomorrow morning, but my goodness, what a game from Rodgers. He finished the day with 229 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. The two-time MVP quarterback only threw the ball 29 times as Green Bay found a running game with Aaron Jones who went off for 125 yards on 19 carries and a score. Rodgers could not have been better in that final drive. It’s hard to remember a game where there were many twists and turns yet in the end, Packers came up victorious.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 8, 2017
Couple things that are worth reading into for the upcoming 11 games Green Bay has left in this long NFL season. One, they are a deep team. It’s not like the last couple years where injuries became too much, and they lost games because of it. Two, they are not afraid to be trailing. Rodgers brought his team back from a 14 point and 15 point deficit in two of the last three games. Are slow starts in game a concern? Sure, but to me, it’s more of a defensive worry than an offensive one.
Good to be 4-1 and one of the best teams in the NFC to date. Minnesota will not be easy next week where they’ve been damn good in U.S. Bank Stadium, and Mike Zimmer has been the one coach to befuddle Rodgers. We’ll see if anything changes in 2017.