Our weekly designations:
- Aaron Rodgers: You just can’t leave this guy off the list. When you go 21 for 29 with 195 yards, three touchdowns and a 124.9 passing rating in only one half of play, you deserve a blue chip.
- Jermichael Finley: Finley almost single-handedly drove the Packers down the field on their last possession before halftime when he caught three straight passes from Rodgers that took the team from their own 36-yard line down to the Colts 14-yard line. With his performance on Thursday, he now leads all NFL tight ends in both receptions and receiving yards in the preseason.
- B.J. Raji: It wasn’t a dominating performance, but after giving a 49-yard run by Joseph Addai on the first play from scrimmage, Raji and the rest of the Packers only gave up 10 yards on 8 carries for the rest of the half. Raji had arguably his best single play in a Packers uniform when he tackled Reggie Wayne for a 4-yard loss. He was also credited with a quarterback hurry.
- Jason Chery: People take notice when you have a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown. More impressive was the way he did it by showing good vision, hitting the hole and moving north and south. His speed is obvious. It’s too bad he wasn’t with the Packers this entire offseason and was getting all the punt and kick return opportunities given to Sam Shields and Quinn Porter earlier in training camp and earlier. He also had a catch on offense for good measure.
- Pat Lee: He looked lost in coverage and is probably behind both Brandon Underwood and Sam Shields in the battle for the interim nickel back job. He doesn’t have the ball skills of Shields and shows nowhere near the toughness from Underwood as a tackler and in run support. He didn’t record a single statistic during the football game on Thursday, not a tackle on either defense or special teams or even a pass defended. It’s almost like he didn’t play at all. Lee will make the roster but is in danger of being a game day inactive, especially once Al Harris comes back.
- Brandon Chillar: Chillar is probably on this list for running into Nick Barnett on their cross dog blitz that was caught in isolation by ESPN. But he failed to get home on several blitzes, and a negligible impact as a whole.