Aaron Rodgers and the Packers appeared loads higher in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season than they did in Week 1.
Inexperienced Bay knocked off its divisional rival Detroit 35-17 on “Monday Evening Soccer.” The Packers’ offense was firing on all cylinders, and Rodgers was happy that the crew’s efficiency silenced its critics.
“There’s so many overreactions that occur from a week-to-week foundation,” Rodgers mentioned to reporters after the sport, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “So it is good to return out, have an excellent efficiency and get the trolls off our again for not less than every week.”
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Rodgers, specifically, had an incredible outing towards the Lions. He was sharp and correct, finishing 22 of 27 passes for 255 yards and 4 touchdowns. That was significantly better than his Week 1 efficiency towards the Saints, throughout which he accomplished 15 of 28 passes for simply 133 yards and two interceptions in a 38-3 loss.
Rodgers’ stellar day included a wonderfully thrown landing move to Robert Tonyan. Rodgers squeezed the throw into an impossibly small window.
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The Packers, on the whole, appeared fired up after popping out flat towards the Saints. Aaron Jones, who additionally recorded 4 touchdowns, introduced fairly a little bit of power and could possibly be seen celebrating after his robust runs all through the sport.
In the meantime, Rodgers did not look shell-shocked as he did at occasions in Week 1. He and the crew had been capable of bounce again from the minor setbacks they confronted throughout the contest, which included a three-point halftime deficit.
“I believe we perhaps tried to indicate that we cared somewhat bit extra tonight,” Rodgers mentioned.
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Rodgers improved his “Monday Evening Soccer” profitable streak to eight video games with the victory. However most significantly, he has now gained 9 consecutive video games coming off a loss courting again to 2018.
And he actually feels that he did sufficient to quell criticism of his crew in the interim.
“Folks wish to say a variety of bulls—, and it is good to return again in right here after a recreation like that,” Rodgers mentioned.