By Packers Gab Columnist Billy Needham
The third preseason game is now done, with the Packers beating the Colts in stylish fashion, 24-21. The offense got a 10-0 lead pretty quickly, then one of our young defenders made a pathetic mistake (more on this later), and the comeback had begun. The game got increasingly frustrating, with a stale offense, an offensive line that proves once again it cannot block for a 3rd and 1 play, shoddy QB protection, shoddy coverage, and so on and so on and so on. Then, with 3:45 left in the game, down by 8 points, Graham Harrell and the offense came alive, driving the field, and scoring the tying TD and two point conversion.
Then, that sneaky McCarthy called a surprise on-sides kick, recovered it, and the offense drove 30 yards to kick the game winning FG, whoa! There were a few guys who stood out in the middle of this mess, and a few who were exploited. Here is a quick glance of who shined and who’s light may be burning out……
STUD: It is kind of a given but Aaron Rodgers is definitely in mid-season form, Fu Manchu and all. He was really sharp throughout the first half (19-23, 204 yards, 1 TD) even with a nice 30 yard TD called back for holding. He spread the ball around, even without Greg Jennings there, he looked like the reigning Superbowl MVP!
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