Sep 20, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) catches a pass for a touchdown against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The Packers going up early 7-0 on a pretty 80-yard drive to open the game got me smiling.
Rodgers was a magician, overcoming a couple of penalties to keep drives alive, drawing DE Michael Bennett offsides, bringing the offense to the line quickly to draw too many defenders on the field penalties and knowing when to challenge CB Richard Sherman.
The touchdown came on a 29-yard dart to James Jones who seemed to turn on the after-burners to pull away from Richard Sherman in the middle of the field.
Packers receivers were on a fire drill after Aaron caught the Seahawks offside. Our WRs have a knack at going deep and getting open on those free plays and this time the results were spectacular.
An interesting note: Aaron Rodgers demonstrated exemplary patience throughout the game. Protection for the most part was really good. When Aaron started to feel pressure, he would step up and seemingly glide away, make a play or throw the ball away if no one was open. Of Aaron’s eight incompletions, six must have been where Aaron was just getting rid of the ball. His receivers also did well as I cannot remember a single drop during this game.
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