On Sunday, the Aaron Rodgers we have watched the last couple of seasons finally came out of his shell and torched the Washington Redskins.
The entire game was controlled by the Packers as RG3 and the Washington Redskins pretty much had no answer until the fourth quarter but it was too late. Rodgers found wide receiver Jordy Nelson for a pair of touchdowns, both being 13+ yards in the second and third quarter.
The touchdown pass to Randall Cobb was a gutsy call as it came on fourth down but paid off. Cobb showed off that speed he’s displayed since he was drafted after bringing in the pass from Rodgers and took off for a 35 yard touchdown.
Starks finally got the running game going as he rushed for 132 yards on 20 carries with one touchdown, his longest run of the game was his 32 yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter.
Rodgers finished off the Redskins with 480 yards passing and four touchdowns while completing 34 of 42 attempts. Scary numbers.
As for Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals, they’re coming off a 20-10 Monday night victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dalton was a top performer of the game, passing for 280 yards, completing 25 of 45 passing attempts with one touchdown that went to rookie running back Giovani Bernard.
Dalton found seven targets yesterday as six of them had 25+ receiving yards. His two favorite targets in yesterday’s game happened to be both tight ends. Jermaine Gresham and rookie Tyler Eifert both had 66 receiving yards with 61 being the longest between the two.
A.J. Green only brought in six receptions for 41 yards, his longest gain being 10 yards.
This Sunday’s game is going to be a battle between. The Bengals are a team that I’ve been hyped up about all year. But if they want to beat the Packers on Sunday they need to get their running game going with both backs.
Green-Ellis lead the trio with 75 yards on 22 carries with the rookie picking up 38 yards on eight carries. Eddie Lacey is going to have to miss this weeks game due to a concussion so right now Starks will more than likely take the work load, but we should see John Kuhn get a few carries here and there with the rookie being out.
Green Bay’s offensive line will have to come together and protect their quarterback from one of the best defensive fronts in the entire league. Oh and they have James Harrison.
This will definitely be an exciting game.