Aaron Rodgers can return to MVP form on any given week. That’s right – any week. The Houston defense under Wade Phillips is no joke and Rodgers flat out torched them on Sunday night. The former MVP flashed brilliance on more than one occasion as his offensive line provided adequate yet not perfect protection. His six touchdowns may be just the spark the Packers needed to get the offense rolling.
The Packers will need to overcome key injuries to return to the playoffs this season. Green Bay will be without Cedric Benson, Desmond Bishop, D.J. Smith and Brandon Saine for the rest of the regular season. Such injuries are big blows to the running back and inside linebacker positions, which will require young names Alex Green and Jamari Lattimore to step up.
Jermichael Finley is becoming an increasingly less important part of the offense. Finley has caught just five passes for 23 yards over the past two weeks and has been guilty of a number of dropped passes since the beginning of the season. Factor in the negative off-the-field buzz and you begin to wonder if Finley will even get to play out his two-year contract.
Randall Cobb should be on the field at all times. The second-year wide receiver has proven to be simply electrifying, massing over 100 yards receiving against Houston. Cobb is the new Donald Driver on offense – and probably more. While we didn’t see it against the Texans, Cobb is dangerous out of the backfield as a ball carrier.