Prime-time stage keeps Rodgers under microscope

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is off to an impressive start. Can he outduel Dallas' Tony Romo on Sunday night? John Clayton breaks down the best games of Week 3.

Originally Published: September 18, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Aaron Rodgers gave a preview of coming attractions last fall in a 37-27 Thursday night loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Brett Favre was on the sidelines with an injury for one of the few times in his career. Against an aggressive Cowboys defense, Rodgers moved well in the pocket, completed more than 70 percent of his attempts and kept the Green Bay Packers in the game. That experience was invaluable. It gave Packers management confidence it had hit on a quarterback.


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