Wednesday, October 30, 2013
QB Watch: Packers' Aaron Rodgers
By Rob Demovsky
A weekly examination of the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback play.
Rewind: In his most efficient performance of the season, Aaron Rodgers completed a season-high 82.8 percent of his passes (24-of-29) in Sunday’s 44-31 win over the Minnesota Vikings. At least two of his incompletions were throwaways and there was one drop. He had his second straight interception-free game, and his QBR of 98.6 was the highest since he became a starter in 2008. He threw both of his touchdown passes to receiver Jordy Nelson, and both came with Nelson lined up in the slot position.
Fast-forward: Rodgers has won his last six starts against the Chicago Bears, including the 2010 NFC Championship Game. The Bears come to Lambeau Field on Monday night. His last loss to the Bears came on Monday Night Football on Sept. 27, 2010.
New targets: A week after getting second-year receiver Jarrett Boykin more involved against the Cleveland Browns with eight catches for 103 yards and a touchdown, Rodgers targeted rookie Myles White seven times, and White caught five of them for 35 yards against the Vikings.
Prediction: Rodgers doesn't have Brian Urlacher to worry about anymore. The former Bears linebacker had three career interceptions against Rodgers, including one in the NFC title game. Without Urlacher to bother him, look for Rodgers to continue his interception-free streak.