The Green Bay Packers may not be all that. That was clear on Monday night. But Aaron Rodgers is all that.
The Packers gave up 30 points to a San Francisco 49ers team led by C.J. Beathard at home. They did what they needed to do, however. The Packers put up 10 unanswered late in the fourth quarter, capped by Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal for a 33-30 win.
It was Rodgers who gutted it out and drove the Packers to the win, of course.
QB1 threw for 425 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. He did that without receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison, both of whom have now been out for multiple weeks.
Davante Adams was once again huge, catching 10 for 132 yards and both of those touchdowns.
Tight end Jimmy Graham finally had his breakout game with 104 yards. The Packers obviously made it a point to get him involved early and often. Rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling continued to look great with 103 yards and Equanimeous St. Brown had a huge catch in crunch time.
The defense wasn’t quite there though. The pass rush certainly wasn’t there. The Packers had just two sacks on the night and Nick Perry continues to be a no-show.
The defensive highlights were no doubt defensive tackle Kenny Clark with seven tackles and a sack and cornerback Kevin King, who came up with the late interception that allowed Rodgers to work his magic.
And let’s give it up to Crosby, who came back from one of the most disastrous weeks a kicker could ever have to knock in four field goals, including a game winner.
To be honest, we don’t love this Packers team right now, but we do know this. You don’t count QB1 out. If that guy has an opportunity to win a game, he’s probably going to do it.