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Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers Throws Six Touchdowns in Blowout Win Over Houston Texans: Fan’s Quick Reaction

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That was Aaron Rodgers' response to his critics. However, as the saying goes, "Actions speak louder than words." Fortunately, Rodgers backed his talk up. He backed it up to the tune of six touchdown passes.

The Houston Texans hosted the Green Bay Packers during Sunday Night Football on October 14, 2012. The Packers silenced their critics with a 42-24 win over one of the NFL's last two unbeaten teams. Aaron Rodgers completed 24-of-37 passes for 338 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions.

Rodgers wasn't the only player who had a spectacular performance. Jordy Nelson had nine receptions for 121 yards with three touchdowns. Randall Cobb had seven receptions for 102 yards. James Jones had his third consecutive multi-touchdown game. Jerel Worthy had two tackles-for-losses and one sack. A.J. Hawk had 10 tackles with one sack. Casey Hayward had two interceptions. Tom Crabtree had a 48-yard touchdown catch.

What was most-impressive about this performance? Maybe the run-defense. The Packers didn't have B.J. Raji. They eventually lost linebackers D.J. Smith and Nick Perry to knee injuries. Despite those losses, the Packers contained Arian Foster. Foster had 17 carries for 29 yards. Ben Tate added three carries for 14 yards.

This was an impressive win. However, the Texans' 5-0 record really wasn't a true indicator for how good they were. The Texans haven't played anybody that was nearly as good as Green Bay. That showed tonight. Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has no answer on how to stop Rodgers. The same was true when he was head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

What were some negatives for the Packers? Jermichael Finley continues to drop passes. Tramon Williams seemed like he was playing too far off Andre Johnson. Johnson had eight catches for 75 yards. That may have been a scheme thing. The Packers lost three defensive players to injuries. This includes Sam Shields, D.J. Smith and Nick Perry. No word on the extent of their injuries.

The Packers' next three opponents are the St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals. The Packers have a great chance to head into their bye week with a 6-3 record. That's not bad. And while the Seattle Seahawks fiasco may cost this team home-field advantage in the playoffs, I think we've seen enough of this team to know that they're completely capable of winning road playoff games.

Joshua Huffman graduated from Middle Tennessee State University as a marketing major in 2009. He's been a Middle Tennessee resident from 1986-88 and 2001-present. He lived in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin from 1988-01 and for approximately eight months in 2009-10 as he completed a 20-game volunteer position with the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers. His favorite sports organizations include the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans. He can be found on Twitter HERE.

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