Aaron Rodgers bounces back
Last week against the Saints, Aaron Rodgers put together one of the worst performances of his career. From holding the ball too long to making uncharacteristic interceptions, it was the worst possible start to the 2021 season. In that game, Rodgers went 15/28 for 133 yards with no touchdowns, two interceptions, and a passer rating of 36.8.
Monday night’s game was a completely different story.
Rodgers made good decisions, got the ball out quickly, and took what the defense was giving him. When he needed to, he brought out some vintage Rodgers passes, highlighted by a 50-yard strike to Davante Adams on third down.
Rodgers’ stat line looked much healthier this week, going 22/27 for 255 yards and four touchdowns with a passer rating of 145.6. That’s the MVP form we saw all of last season.
What helped this week was the Packers ran the football with success. Matt LaFleur’s offense is at its best when the ground game is working. Last week, they struggled early on and abandoned the run. This was the get-right performance they needed.
And this is the Aaron Rodgers the Packers need to see. When he plays like this, the Packers can compete with any team in the NFL and will win a lot of football games.