Aaron Rodgers tossed four touchdown passes and rushed for 33 yards.
He also entered a scrum to recover a James Starks fumble while the game was still in the balance, in the Green Bay Packers 31-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Yet after the game, Rodgers says he played poorly and is not playing up to his standards.
Rodgers completed just 14 of 30 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns with one interception on the day.
Rodgers had no fear when sticking his nose in to recover the Starks fumble.
Mike McCarthy was glad to see the Packers keep the football, but he wasn’t a fan of Rodgers diving into the pile.
Rodgers completion percentage may not have been what he’s used to, but the quarterback rating of 96.9 would indicate that Rodgers was still more than effective in the game.
The Packers failed to gain a 1st down on four straight series to start the second half. The first one didn’t come until Rodgers hit Tom Crabtree with a 72 yard touchdown pass.
Yes, Aaron Rodgers needs to perform better and you can bet he will. But yesterday’s effort wasn’t about completion percentage, it was about Rodgers getting his team to the bye with four straight wins and a 6-3 record. It’s about getting rested and hopefully healthier with the second half starting up on Nov. 18, at Detroit.