Five Packers to watch vs. Giants in Week 13 matchup

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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3. Aaron Rodgers

The pivot man in the balance is Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers will be the one to find the open receiver and put the Packers in the right play at the line of scrimmage.

During the game against the 49ers, it appeared Rodgers was locked in on Adams, ignoring other options in the pass game. He also fell into some of the same traps that have plagued him his entire career and held the ball too long looking for the big play, usually ending with a sack.

He must be better. He knows it, and has said as much after the game.

Rodgers proclaimed he must play better and “get hot” to help carry this team moving forward. If you haven’t been paying attention to Rodgers over the past few years, when he says something, it usually happens.

Although there wasn’t some catchy phrase like R-E-L-A-X or “run the table”, Packers fans should take notice at what he said this past week and expect Rodgers to raise his level of play.

Let’s hope Rodgers uses the game against the 49ers as a wake-up call and a call to arms for the team. It was after an embarrassing loss to the Redskins in 2016 that would awaken him and call for the “run the table” moment. So, there is history of hot play after putting up a dud. Let’s hope we see the start of another historic hot streak for Rodgers.