Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws first pick-6 in almost a decade
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Sep 25, 2017,
Sep 25, 2017, 15:50
The Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions will be clashing in a big game on Sunday, with both teams looking to claim a Week 3 win. "About a split second before I threw that ball, I had an image of a pass I threw to James Jones against Detroit".
That starts with getting quarterback Andy Dalton back on track. His completion percentage is a lowly 54.5, he's thrown four interceptions, and his passer rating is only 47.2. With a high temperature of 88 degrees predicted for Sunday in Green Bay, the game is expected to be the hottest played at Lambeau Field.
Green did catch 10 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown - a 10-yarder that came against zone coverage, not against King - but his longest reception went for 20 yards and he didn't deliver any of the momentum-shifting, game-breaking plays the Packers' secondary frequently allows against top-flight receivers.
Green Bay looked shaky early on in this week's game, trailing the Bengals 21-7 at one point in the game. New OC Bill Lazor was making it a point to get the ball in A.J. Green and Joe Mixon's hands. Sep. "WE gotta dig deep sometimes and push through some adversity", Aaron Rodgers said. Who could forget the 72-yard bomb in overtime to Geronimo Allison that was placed perfectly between the cornerback and safety in a cover-2 look? He's just so productive and on a day where there was none to be found in the Green Bay offense, he made a few big plays that made the difference in this game. Chicago is just a game behind, now 1-2 after getting their first victory of the season on Sunday. Cincinnati dropped its opening game 20-0 to the Baltimore Ravens on September 10. Last week against Houston, the Bengals gave up only 266 yards, including 98 net passing yards, but lost 13-9. We won a game.
"Whatever we did, we were going to do it together", Green said after the seven-year vet served as one of the game captains.
"I know he thinks liberally but I know he has the right to do that and I know in his heart he still loves and respects the country". It's just the game of football. "And then he extends them with his arms, his legs".
Jackson, the Bengals' first-round pick who missed all last season with shoulder injury, now joins Russell in a select group. "That ended up being the difference in the football game", Lewis said.
The Packers experienced a mass exodus of core defensive players over the offseason and were without Davon House, Nick Perry, Jake Ryan and Mike Daniels on defense for this contest as they were inactive.
"We expect to play well every time we're out there", Rodgers said. They'll need it if Dee Ford, who left early with injury, is out for a while. There's an expectation of a style of play and a performance that we all have for ourselves and for each other.