The Green Bay Packers continued to show that they are a strong playoff caliber team, even without Brett Favre at quarterback. The Packers jumped out to a
21-0 lead on three Aaron Rodgers touchdown passes, then allowed the Lions to take the lead in the 4th quarter (25-24), before pouring it on again, pulling out a
48-25 win at Ford Field.
Mike McCarthy improved to 5-0 against the Vikings with a win last week. The Packers head coach is now 5-0 against the Lions with another win this week. The Packers continue to get excellent production from new starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and wide receiver Greg Jennings, while he has yet to score a touchdown, caught six more balls yesterday for a career best 167 yards.
Rodgers finished 24 of 38 for 328 yards, 3 TD's and a quarterback rating of 117.0. Brett Favre, in a 19-10 loss to the Patriots, completed 18 of 26 for 181 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. So if you're keeping score, that's Aaron Rodgers 2, Brett Favre 1.
Defensively, the Packers sacked Jon Kitna five times and picked him off three times. All three interceptions came in the final minutes and two of the three were returned for touchdowns (Charles Woodson & Nick Collins). Charles Woodson picked off two passes, playing on a broken toe that caused him to miss an entire week of practice last week.
The Packers were once again hit by penalties. They had 8 more yesterday and have committed 20 in two games. But the Packers are off to a 2-0 start with both wins coming against divisional opponents. The Packers will face the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday night at Lambeau Field.