Aaron Rodgers tossed a pair of early touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers jumped out to a 21-0 lead, then held off the Minnesota Vikings 21-16 to jump out to a 2-0 start to the season.
Rodgers completed nine of his first ten passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns and had a perfect 158.3 rating through the first quarter. He finished 22 of 34 for 209 yards for the game.
Aaron Jones scored the other early touchdown on the ground. Jones finished with 23 carries for 116 yards and also caught four passes for 34 yards. As a team, the Packers ran the ball 33 times for 144 yards, a 4.4 yard per carry average.
They also had the kind of balance that coach Matt LaFleur talked about when he was hired. The Packers finished with 34 passing attempts and 33 rushing attempts. [Read more…]