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I take absolutely no shame in admitting that I was wrong about Aaron Rodgers.
I felt as though he would start the first half the season a little slow, much like how he has in the past two seasons, but he threw three touchdowns in just the first quarter alone.
It would have been nice to see him throw more touchdowns as the game went on, but hey, 42 points is a lot, especially against a defense like what the Saints have.
Jermichael Finley and Greg Jennings seemed to connect on just about every ball thrown their way. Nelson and Cobb were also big contributors in the passing game, with a total of 112 yards between the two.
It's games like this that are making me more and more convinced that Green Bay simply should have James Jones go.
James Starks and Ryan Grant should be a duo to take seriously from this point on, as the New Orleans Saints learned the hard way. Starks was an efficient 12 carries for 57 yards (or 4.7 yards per carry), while Grant was 9 for 40 yards (or 4.4 yards per carry).
I have to say that I'm confident in the run game again. A duo like this should be enough to occupy any defense's attention. If they don't pay attention to the run, they'll get crammed by Aaron Rodgers, and vice versa.
You have to give the offensive line credit for really picking it up after such a shaky start in the preseason.
T.J. Lang had two false starts, but let's give the guy some time before we really say anything about him. Daryn Colledge wasn't very solid on the false starts himself, and this was only his first game at left guard anyway. I have to say he did a very solid job, overall.
The line only allowed two sacks in the game, and that is mightily impressive considering that the Saints have one of the better front sevens in the NFL.