Packers Rout Giants 45-17, One Win Away from Playoffs: Game Balls
Anyone who thought the Packers did not look like a legitimate playoff team the last two weeks can quietly sit down. After disappointing losses to the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots, the Packers rebounded in a huge way by destroying the New York Giants 45-17 at Lambeau Field. The win put the Packers at 9-6 and one win away from a playoff berth. Here are game balls for performances in the Packers’ impressive win Sunday afternoon.
Aaron Rodgers: Returning from his one and a half game absence, Rodgers was nearly perfect. He passed for a regular season career-high 404 yards and threw four touchdowns to four different receivers in the win. He also scrambled twice for 26 yards, including a 15-yard run which he finished with a slide, being greeted by loud cheers from the Green Bay crowd. With one game to play, Rodgers needs 307 yards and three touchdown passes to finish with 4,000 yards and 30 TDs. Not too shabby.
John Kuhn: Dubbed the “folk hero” by many after yesterday’s performance, Kuhn finished with three touchdowns (two on the ground, one through the air) to help the Packers’ explosion on offense. In the past two games, 11 of Kuhn’s 17 touches have resulted in a first down or touchdown. He is a vital part of the offense and proved it Sunday, moving the chains and finding the endzone with ease. With Korey Hall out next week with a knee sprain, he will be that much more important.
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