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QB Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers

6-2, 220Born: 12-2-1983College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 1, pick 24

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News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 27): Rodgers said he won't miss any time due to the hamstring tweak he sustained during Sunday night's loss at New Orleans (Green Bay has a bye this week, which will help heal up the hamstring).

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 27): Rodgers put up a nice stat line, but he also tweaked his hamstring and played through it. He should be fine with a bye coming up this week, but it still should be noted.

Week 9: bye week

Recent Stats and Projections

5 vs MIN 12 17 156 3 0 0 0 0 0
6 at MIA 24 42 264 3 0 7 34 0 0
7 vs CAR 19 22 255 3 0 3 21 0 0
8 at NO 28 39 418 1 2 2 21 1 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs MIA (24 / 42 / 264 / 3 / 0 pass, 7 / 34 / 0 rush)

The 27 points scored by the Packers offense against Miami are a testament to the greatness of Aaron Rodgers because the Dolphins front seven dominated the Packers offensive line the entire afternoon, stifling the run game and making life miserable for Rodgers. On the rare occasions when Rodgers had time in the pocket, it was like shooting fish in a barrel as he calmly dissected the Dolphins secondary with accurate strikes to Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. On most pass plays Rodgers had very little time though. Without Rodgers nimble feet and quick release, the Packers offense would have been extremely ineffective. Rodgers easily marched the Packers down the field for a touchdown on the first drive of the game. The key play was a 3rd-and-8 designed keeper in which Rodgers took the ball straight up the middle and dove for the first down. Rodgers finished the drive off with an easy 9-yard TD strike to Nelson after fooling the Dolphins D on play-action. The play that best exemplified Rodgers' outstanding afternoon was his short TD toss to Randall Cobb on 3rd and goal from the five late in the 3rd quarter. Pressure forced Rodgers to step up and then scramble to his right. With two defenders closing in on him, Rodgers juked and then danced towards the right sideline. Just before defenders could sack him, Rodgers threw back across his body to find Cobb breaking open late in the end zone. Rodgers ended the day by orchestrating a 60-yard touchdown drive in the final two minutes to win the game. The first key play on the drive was a 4th-and-10 completion to Jordy Nelson down the right sideline that Rodgers put right on the money. The next came with time running down and the Packers just inside the red zone. Rodgers faked the spike and zipped it out to Davante Adams who took advantage of the defensive confusion to pick up twelve yards down to the Dolphins three. With :06 seconds left, Rodgers hit TE Andrew Quarless on a perfectly placed back shoulder throw in the right corner of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.

2014 Week 7 vs CAR (19 / 22 / 255 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 21 / 0 rush)

The Green Bay Packers offense trashed the Carolina Panthers defense, which meant Rodgers spent the fourth quarter on the bench. The day started on somewhat of a down note as he was sacked on the first play of the game. He was intercepted a few minutes later, but it was wiped out by a penalty. The ball was thrown down the middle of the field but overshot Jordy Nelson, the intended receiver. It's quite likely that Rodgers knew he'd pulled a defender offsides and, as he will often do, took a free shot down the field. Rodgers first of three touchdowns was on a simple deep fade route where Jordy Nelson easily got behind the secondary. Rodgers delivered a perfect pass and, after making another defender miss, Nelson easily scored. Rodgers' second touchdown pass was a short one to Randall Cobb. Rodgers spotted the Panthers lining everyone up at the line of scrimmage with no safety in the end zone. The Panthers ended up dropping their linebackers into coverage, but the receivers still had man-coverage. Rodgers rolled to his right, spotted Cobb open just short of the goal line and delivered a quick pass which Cobb caught as he was backing into the end zone. Rodgers' final touchdown was to rookie Davante Adams. On the play, which took place in the middle of the third quarter, Adams was inexplicably open on what looked to be a "post" route. Rodgers saw it and immediately delivered the ball, which Adams caught with plenty of space to get into the end zone.

2014 Week 8 vs NO (28 / 39 / 418 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 21 / 1 rush)

For quarterback Aaron Rodgers, it was a tail of two halves. In the first half, he was (for the most part) his usual, dynamic and accurate self. He was able to move outside the pocket to extend a play, then deliver a quick strike to his receiver. The Saints didn't have much luck bringing pressure early on, and the secondary couldn't contain all the weapons running routes. The highlight of Rodgers night really came quite early--on the opening drive in fact, when he connected with Randall Cobb on a 70-yard touchdown. On a 3rd and 10 play with just over 13 minutes in the first quarter, the Saints brought just four men on a pass rush, dropping their linebackers in coverage, as Green Bay had four receivers out wide, with a single man to the left and "trips" (or three men) right. Cobb came out of the slot. Cornerback Keenan Lewis was alone on Cobb, who ran an out and up along the sideline, which turned Lewis around. Rodgers' ability to scramble bought him the time he needed for Cobb to get open enough to make the catch and run the last 35 yards for the touchdown. It didn't last though. First, Rodgers pulled his hamstring in the third quarter as he was running out of bounds after gaining the first down. You could see him grab his hamstring at the end of the run, then massage it several times walking back to the huddle, in the huddle and under center. It certainly limited his mobility and as the Saints were finally getting some pressure, it made it impossible for him to extend plays. Secondly, he threw the first of two picks in the game, though you can argue that neither was totally his fault. The first one happened not long after the hamstring incident, and took place in the red zone. On the play, tight end Andrew Quarless ran a short slant into the end zone. Rodgers hit him with a quick pass, but Quarless couldn't hold onto the ball and it ricocheted into the air and into the hands of linebacker David Hawthorne. The second interception came on a deflection off the hands of rookie Davante Adams, also on a slant during the early moments of the fourth quarter. On the play, Adams ran a short in and had nobody covering him really--the corner was five yards behind him, towards the sideline. He was wide open and the route was supposed to be a quick one across the middle but he paused. Rodgers was throwing a pass on a timing route, so he's throwing to where Adams is supposed to be. Adams wasn't there, but got a hand on it anyway, which sent the ball into the air and then into the hands of a Saints defender. Things went downhill quickly after that as the Saints scored two touchdowns to add to their already considerable lead. Rodgers left the game later in the fourth quarter, replaced by Matt Flynn. With their bye week arriving, Rodgers will have plenty of time to heal and is expected to miss no time.


Latest News

Packers | Aaron Rodgers won't miss time (Mon Oct 27, 09:10 AM) - Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) said he won't miss any time due to the hamstring tweak he suffered Sunday, Oct. 26.

Our View: Great news for the Packers here. Rodgers toughed it out through his hamstring injury on Sunday night. He'll likely be limited during the week of practice so this hamstring injury doesn't linger that much or get aggravated.
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers lifted early (Sun Oct 26, 11:26 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was lifted late in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the New Orleans Saints with the game out of hand.

Packers | Aaron Rodgers hurts hamstring (Sun Oct 26, 10:19 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) suffered an apparent left hamstring injury midway through the third quarter of the Week 8 game against the New Orleans Saints on a scramble.

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Packers | Aaron Rodgers a much-improved QB (Thu Oct 23, 01:51 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had a passer rating of 154.5 against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7, and head coach Mike McCarthy thinks his quarterback is better than he was when he won the Most Valuable Player award in 2011. Rodgers has thrown 18 straight touchdown passes without an interception heading into Week 8. 'Aaron is a much better player today than he was in 2011,' said McCarthy. 'His responsibility level has increased a lot since then. So, what he does during the course of the week, during the course of the game, at the line of scrimmage, the communication between (quarterbacks coach) Alex Van Pelt and myself, he is, in my opinion, watching him grow throughout his career, he's clearly a better player.' Rodgers' streak of 192 pass attempts without an interception is the longest of his career and second best stretch by any Green Bay quarterback since Bart Starr went 294 passes without throwing an interception.

Our View: How do you improve upon perfection? We don't know but apparently Aaron Rodgers does. With two exceptions (Week 1 against Seattle and Week 3 against Detroit) Rodgers has been outstanding this year and has thrown 18 touchdowns compared to one interception. He's a must-start every week and is always a QB1 for your fantasy team. He's been so efficient that both Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson are effective every week at no less than a WR2 level.
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