Green Bay Packers: Reactions to an offensive performance
By Doug Rogalla
Nov 1, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) leaves the field following a safety in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Packer 29-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Aaron Rodgers bottled up
Wade Phillips and the Denver Broncos defense had an excellent game plan to control Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense.
They were able to pressure up the middle and keep contain with the edge rushers. The plan was to keep Aaron in the pocket and not let him escape where he is so dangerous. For most of the game, the Broncos plan worked to perfection. They were able to keep him bottled up, even when he was doing his best whirling dervish imitation. They hit Aaron on occasion but were not able to get him down until later in the game.
Aaron was able to complete 63.6% of his passes (14 of 22) for a career low 77 yards and was sacked three times for 27 yards. But Aaron had zero turnovers and may have been able to squeeze out a victory if his wide receivers were able to get open every once in awhile.
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