At one point Sunday, Aaron Rodgers was on pace for 670 passing yards.
Although the Green Bay Packers packed it in in the second half, Rodgers — in a scorching first half offensively — led the way to a 38-20 victory.
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Rodgers was carving Jim Haslett's defense up with incredible precision. He completed 26-of-31 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns in the first 30 minutes. Although Rodgers was sacked three times (four for the game), the Redskins had no other answers to slow down the passing attack.
And all of this happened despite Eddie Lacy suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit (and a possible concussion) on his first rushing attempt of the game.
But Rodgers was too much. Even with the Packers putting it into auto-pilot in the second half, he still finished with 480 passing yards. James Jones, who failed to register a catch in Week 1, caught 11 passes (on 12 targets) for 178 yards. Jordy Nelsopn continued his hot start with two touchdown catches, and Randall Cobb caught nine for 128 yards, including a 35-yard score. Passing precision.
The Redskins at least made it interesting, and could have made it a two-score game, but they ran out of gas. Crazy enough: Rodgers could have had another TD pass, but Jones fumbled the ball as he reached for the end zone at the end of the half.
There are no worries about the Packers' passing game, even with some shaky pass blocking and the concerns over Lacy's health. But as long as the Packers keep Rodgers healthy, he's more often than not going to be the best player on the field.