5. Aaron Rodgers
Stat line: 27/33, 327 yards, 4 TDs 147.5 rating
Aaron Jones is becoming not just a star, but a superstar. Robert Tonyan is showing signs of arrival. Matt LaFleur is hitting his stride and showing genius in his play-calling and game-planing. Those things probably would have been enough for the Packers to win the game Monday night.
But, in order to put up 30 points for the fourth straight week and thoroughly dominate the Falcons, the team needed its two-time MVP.
The Aaron Rodgers revenge tour continues rolling on in 2020 and is showing no signs of slowing down. Rodgers almost threw for as many touchdowns (four) as he had incompletions (six).
Against an injured and inexperienced Falcons secondary, Rodgers cut right through Dan Quinn’s group while making his case stronger for a third MVP award.
In a primetime game without his top two receivers, Rodgers made use of the weapons he had, pushed the ball down the field and drove his team to four touchdowns. What is amazing is that Rodgers, nor anyone else on the team for that matter, has turned the ball over during this four-game stretch.
Rodgers has been on fire without his top target for the past two-and-a-half games. And he was down his second target in this one. It hasn’t mattered. He is playing on another level and appears to be back on the level of 2011 and 2014.
Adams will be back, probably as early as after the bye. Lazard might be a few weeks later but will be back. This offense has another gear we haven’t seen yet, and that should be exciting for Packers fans everywhere.
The Packers couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season. At the quarter mark of the season and heading into their bye, the Packers are 4-0. Their offense ranks at the the top of the NFL in just about every category, and there’s potential to get better.
The team must now take advantage of the downtime and get/stay healthy. There’s going to be a 12-week run of football, at least, ahead.
The schedule will get tougher and the games tighter, but after four games, there’s no reason to think anything can slow them down.