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Graham Harrell really, really needed a good performance in the preseason finale, and he got it. Coming into the game, his job was in question after three consecutive poor performances to begin his 2012 campaign, and confidence in backup quarterback in Green Bay was waning.
The critics were lining up to lambaste Harrell, and he did a fantastic job of silencing them.
As far as his passer rating goes, Harrell was literally perfect on Thursday evening. Completing 13-of-15 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions, his 158.3 passer rating couldn't get any higher.
The best indication of Harrell's effectiveness, however, was how he directed the Packers to three-touchdown scoring drives with two of them ending in passing scores.
Based upon this performance alone, it's a good bet the Packers won't be looking for another player to back up Aaron Rodgers this season.