Packers Came to Play in Texas
All right, you already know Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and James Jones did real good in the Texan game. But a close look at the tape would tell you Bryan Bulaga refused to be outworked by JJ Watt and that's saying something.
While we're in the neighborhood, the Packers also got a lot of their rushing yards with good old fashioned block down, kick out, and pulling TJ Lang to lead through the hole type power plays. Alex Green also made some nice reads and cuts.
The most impressive number in the game, besides Rogers 133-point-8 passer rating, holding Arian Foster, the second leading rusher in the NFL, to just 29 yards and 1-point-7 a carry.
Clay Matthews and AJ Hawk played large roles in that effort while rookie Jerel Worthy had an active game up front. Most important, the entire defensive front took care of their own responsibility, stayed in their gaps, and gave Foster nowhere to run.
As good as the 42-24 victory was, it weren't perfect. The dropsies, and not just Jermichael Finley continue, and that blocked punt inexcusable. Still, the Packers played fast, played edgy and played to win.