Rodgers completed 15-of-24 passes for 205 yards and four touchdowns and added five rushes for 22 yards in Sunday's 34-27 over the Lions. Rodgers and the Packers got exactly the start they needed Sunday, scoring touchdowns on four of their first five drives. All of them were passing touchdowns, and the offense seemed to be in the groove that has come to be expected from a Rodgers-led offense. The star quarterback hooked up with Jordy Nelson twice in the first half and the two looked to be very much on the same page. The second half was a different story, as Rodgers attempted only six passes after halftime, completing three of them for 31 yards. Still, it was an encouraging performance from the quarterback after a poor Week 2 effort in Minnesota. The Packers will have a bye in Week 4 before hosting the Giants at Lambeau on Oct. 9.
Rodgers completed 20 of 34 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. He added another 16 yards and a touchdown via four carries. Rodgers and company failed to generate big plays Sunday, making just two plays of over 22 yards, but they committed no turnovers and capitalized on field position to grind out a road win versus an improved Jags team. Rodgers notably connected with Jordy Nelson in the end zone and scored on a six-yard scramble in the first quarter-- two things that have helped him establish an extremely stable floor for production in recent seasons. He will look to build on a strong start next week versus Minnesota.
Rodgers will not play in the Packers' preseason finale against the Chiefs on Thursday. Rodgers sat out Green Bay's first two preseason games before seeing two drives against the 49ers last week. The Packers don't want to risk the star quarterback getting hurt and will instead lean on rookies Joe Callahan and Marquise Williams to handle quarterback duties for the majority of the game.
Rodgers completed 6-of-9 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' preseason game with the 49ers on Thursday. Rodgers played two drives Thursday, and was able to find paydirt on one of them. He is unlikely to play in the Packers' final exhibition game, but he looked in his limited action last week, so consider him good to go for Week 1.
Rodgers (rest) will play in Friday's Week 3 matchup against the 49ers, Bob Holtzman of ESPN reports. Rodgers has not played yet this preseason, as the Packers have opted to keep their star quarterback off the field in exhibition games. However, Rodgers will play Friday, but he is not expected to play more than one quarter. Head coach Mike McCarthey is likely looking to simply get Rodgers some game reps prior to the regular season.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||New York Giants||11||16.00|
|3 Year Avg||63.8||3579||29||6||244||1||345|