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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 224 yards, TD in win
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 22 of 32 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-3 win at San Francisco. He also ran three times for 33 yards.Rodgers made some nice plays, as usual, but also missed a couple of easy throws. He nearly scored on a 17-yard run in the third quarter, but was stopped at the one-yard line, and fullback John Kuhn later rumbled into the end zone. Rodgers is arguably the league's best QB, both in real terms and fantasy wise, but keep in mind he's been somewhat ordinary on the road over the last couple of seasons. Entering Sunday's game, he's posted a mortal 25:11 TD:INT ratio over his last 14 games away from home, while compiling a ridiculous 43:0 TD:INT ratio during that same span at Lambeau Field. It's all irrelevant though, as fantasy owners are going to play him under any circumstance. In Week 5, the veteran QB will have a home tilt against the Rams, who have played solid defense so far this year.
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws five touchdowns Monday
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 35 passes for 333 yards and five touchdowns in Monday's win over the Chiefs. Rodgers put together an outstanding performance Monday night, routinely marching the Packers downfield and punctuating drives with touchdowns tosses. The reigning MVP has now thrown for 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions through Green Bay's first three games and his 333 yards Monday set an early season high. In Week 4, Rodgers will travel to play a 49ers defense that currently ranks 28th in the NFL against the pass.
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Packers QB Aaron Rogers fires two TD passes in Week 2 win
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 25 of 33 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 27-17 win over the Seahawks, adding six carries for 23 yards. Rodgers made the most of his modest volume for a second straight week, despite working with a depleted supporting cast. Randall Cobb (shoulder) looked pretty healthy while catching eight passes for 116 yards, but Davante Adams (ankle) missed most of the second quarter, and Eddie Lacy (ankle) only played one drive. Rodgers was sharp throughout the game, making a number of perfect throws into tight coverage. Even with a banged-up supporting cast, he'll be one of the top quarterback options in Week 3, facing the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passes for three TDs in Week 1 win
The Packers entered Week 1 against the Bears with a banged up receiving corps, but that didn't seem to bother quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a 31-23 victory. With Jordy Nelson (knee) out for the season and Randall Cobb (shoulder) at less than 100 percent, Rodgers tossed for three touchdowns in the season-opening win. Rodgers' first touchdown pass came with 43 seconds left in the first quarter, as he connected with James Jones for the first of two touchdowns to the veteran receiver. Jones' 13-yard touchdown catch gave Green Bay a 7-3 lead. Rodgers found Jones, who was signed last week after the Giants released him, again early in the third quarter for a 1-yard touchdown to put Green Bay ahead 17-13. Rodgers' final touchdown went to Randall Cobb with 10:26 left in the fourth quarter, giving Green Bay a 24-16 lead. Rodgers completed 18 of 23 passes for 189 yards. He added another 35 yards on the ground. The Packers are back in action Week 2 vs. Seattle.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Aaron Rodgers plans to play in Packers' preseason opener
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't play in last season's preseason opener, but all signs point to him playing in this year's first preseason game. "I'm not sure how much time I'll play, but I'll be there," Rodgers said, per ESPN. "And I think we're going to go with the starters for a little while."
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Packers QB Rodgers could have more control after play-calling change
Aaron Rodgers was at the helm of the league's highest-scoring offense last season, and he could now have even more control of that offense this season, per ESPN.com. Rodgers, who won the his second NFL MVP award while helping the Packers score 30.4 points per game, will probably be more involved in every facet of the offense this year -- including some play-calling. "He has," Packers quarterbacks coach, Alex Van Pelt, said when asked if Rodgers could call plays. "He could. Sure. Definitely." The official play-calling duties are in the hands of associate head coach Tome Clements, after coach Mike McCarthy passed them down before last season. The switch is what can give Rodgers more freedom than ever when it comes to the play selection. "I've always had a lot of freedom," Rodgers said. "It's just occasionally the personnel groupings restricts some of the checks you can make. But that's kind of a natural progression for a quarterback who's been in a system for a long time, if they can handle it to do more things. I have always liked a good starting point for a play, and then have the ability to get us in a better play if you can do it quickly and it's clean." Rodgers passed for 4,381 yards and 38 touchdowns in 16 games last season.
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
Packers to use pistol formation more often this season
After implementing the pistol formation into the offense to help take stress off of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' leg in 2014, the Packers are considering to use it more often this season, according to the Journal Sentinel. "I like the pistol," head coach Mike McCarthy said during a break at the NFL owners meetings this week. "I think there's a lot of value regardless of the injury to Aaron. I know he likes it. There's a place for it year-round in your offense." Although McCarthy has no intention of turning Rodgers into an option quarterback, the system provides unpredictability for opposing offenses. "I would say this is about the third year it's been part of our pace and installation," McCarthy said. "Really, when we moved to it exclusively there at the end of the year it really wasn't a change for us. "I liked it from a self-scout standpoint. It gives you another self-scout variable when you're in the gun, but you also have the tailback behind you. (There are a) lot of benefits to it."
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Tampa Sports Authority responds to Aaron Rodgers' 'poor surface' claim
The Tampa Sports Authority, the company responsible for maintaining Raymond James Stadium, responded to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' claims that he injured his calf because of the poor playing surface in Tampa, according to Jenna Laine of SportsTalkFlorida.com. TSA released the following statement: "The field quality tests conducted prior to and following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers/ Green Bay Packers game on Dec. 21, 2014 as required by the NFL, indicated that the Raymond James Stadium field was well within compliance with the NFL Field Guidelines. These same tests were conducted at every 2014 Buccaneer home game at Raymond James Stadium and all were well within compliance with the NFL Field Guidelines." In a radio interview for ESPN Radio Milwaukee on Thursday, Rodgers claimed that league needed to investigate the conditions at Raymond James Stadium. "The calf was, in my opinion, due to the poor surface in Tampa," Rodgers said. "Tampa's where I hurt my shoulder as well back in 2008. I think that there needs to be, looked at, some more uniformity as far as the field conditions because I think there are a couple surfaces that are more likely to create injury than prevent injury." There's some incredible surfaces in the NFL and there's some ones that I think need to be looked at. Tampa is one of them because of the amount of play I think that happens there. When you put down so much sod, and it's very uneven and soft, I think it can lend to more injuries. I've played there three times and been hurt there, it might be directly related to the field, twice."
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Packers' Aaron Rodgers blames Bucs' field for calf injury
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has pointed to one stadium surface in particular to blame for the calf injury that slowed him down at the end of the season. "Due to the poor surface in Tampa," Rodgers said while appearing on his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee. While Rodgers isn't a fan of the playing surface at Raymond James Stadium, he still had a good day statistically when his Packers played the Buccaneers on Dec. 21. Rodgers completed 31-of-40 passes for 318 yards and one touchdown in a 20-3 win.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Packers' Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP at NFL Honors
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the 2015 NFL MVP at the NFL Honors awards show, held Saturday at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Ariz. Rodgers played all 16 regular-season games in 2014 for just the second time in the last five seasons, completing 65.6 percent of his passes while racking up 4,381 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns and five interceptions. He also added two more touchdowns on the ground while gaining 269 rushing yards on 43 carries. Several other awards were handed out at the ceremony Saturday, as follows. AP Offensive Player of the Year: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys AP Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt, Texans AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Odell Beckham, Giants AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Donald, Rams AP Comeback Player of the Year: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots AP Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians, Cardinals AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Cardinals Walter Payton Man of Year: Thomas Davis, Panthers Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals Salute to Service Award: Jared Allen, Bears NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers FedEx Air Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, Packers FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers Deacon Jones Award: Justin Houston, Chiefs Greatness on the Road Award: Tony Romo, Cowboys Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year: Odell Beckham one-handed catch Don Shula High School Coach of the Year: Bruce Larson, Somerset (Wisconsin) High School In addition, eight finalists were voted into the Hall of Fame: running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingelhoff and executives Bill Polian and Ron Wolf.