Aaron Rodgers has been quoted after this week’s win over the Dallas Cowboys saying there were “a lot of things we turned around today”. This was a much better performance from the Green Bay Packers which could save their season. They overcame adversity when being 14 points down after coming into the game as 4-point underdogs. There were definitely changes made but what are they?
We need to take this with a pinch of salt. We said after the game versus the Buffalo Bills that Matt LaFleur has learnt focusing the offence around Aaron Jones works best for this team, just for the whole idea to be thrown out the window the next week when losing to the Detroit Lions. Although, this week’s game plan was run focused and was quite successful. Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon combined for over 200 yards from 37 total attempts. Then, when needed, Aaron Rodgers threw some really nice passes, including 3 for a touchdown, all to Christian Watson.
Watson had a nice game this week. Christian Watson has been in and out of the team this year due to injury. Then when he has played he has dropped a lot of passes. This was apparent early on in the game but Rodgers kept targeting him and was successful. Watson caught 4 passes for 107 yards and 3 touchdowns. I think all Green Bay fans have their fingers crossed that he keeps the momentum going into the next few weeks.
Rodgers’ Body Language
One thing journalist’s have picked up on during this dire start to the season is Aaron Rodgers’ body language appears to be that of a deflated, unmotivated player. Despite one part where the cameras caught Aaron Rodgers getting very angry at LaFleur in the 4th quarter, Aaron seemed to be rejuvenated. He was very animated in his celebrations in overtime when Allen Lazard had a huge catch. He was seen hugging and getting excited with David Bakhtiari which is amazing. Aaron’s positivity rubs off on the team and iIf the Green Bay Packers are to go on a good run, save their season and potentially take advantage of a weak NFC, a happy Rodgers is vital.