By Aaron Nagler on Oct 15, 2012 with 49 Comments
- I don’t know why it takes a bunch of adversity to bring out the best in McCarthy and company, but I’ll take it.
- Easily the most complete game this team has played all year.
- You can’t say enough about the job the offensive line did tonight. Rodgers had a clean pocket to work from nearly all game long.
- Nice sack celebrations J.J. Watt. #scoreboard
- James Jones has been the best receiver on the team, and had another excellent night, but it was great to see Jordy Nelson get back on track
- Clay Matthews absolutely dominated this game. The Texans just had no answer.
- Speaking of the Texans, I was absolutely shocked they came out throwing. I thought for sure they would pound the football early.
- Here’s hoping none of the injuries are serious. D.J. Smith’s is the most concerning. Yes, Sam Shields has been playing well but 1) I think he’ll be ok and 2) they have a bunch of raw but promising talent in the form of Casey Hayward and Davon House (getting healthy at the right time) to step in if he needs to miss a week or two. Nick Perry’s injury can be withstood due to the play of Erik Walden and the promising Dezman Moses. Not so at inside linebacker where Brad Jones came in for Smith and looked somewhat lost.
- I’m glad to see Rodgers “shushing” his “critics” with his play on the field. If he keeps playing like this the “critics” will keep being quiet.
- All Tom Crabtree does is catch touchdowns in prime time games.
- How about Alex Green? I said I didn’t think the Packers would miss Cedric Benson and they didn’t. I’ve been big on Green since he was drafted. Glad to see him deliver when he finally got his shot. He still needs a bit of work in pass pro, but that aspect of his game is clearly much improved.
- AJ Hawk is playing out of his mind.
- Randall Cobb quietly had a hundred yard game.
- I can not get over how completely discombobulated the Texans’ offense seemed. Capers certainly got in Schaub’s head. Had him seeing ghosts a bit tonight.
- Speaking of coaches and coordinators, Wade Philips is one of the best defensive coordinators in the game and Mike McCarthy completely took his defense apart. I know losing Cushing was a huge blow, but the Packers’ offense was dictating from the start until the end.
- Not noted nearly enough by myself and perhaps others: Tim Masthay is a bona fide weapon.
- So now the 3-3 Packers head to St. Louis to take on the 3-3 Rams who are 3-0 at home. What was the Texans’ record coming into tonight? I like our chances.
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