ARLINGTON, Texas — Four-play drive, touchdown off a turnover for the Packers. Again, earlier in the drive, the Packers were anticipating blitz and were able to block Troy Polamalu and get a big gain to Jordy Nelson. The Steelers then go to a four-man rush, and Rodgers hits seam route for the touchdown.
That’s the eighth time Rodgers has gone vertical against the Steelers’ zone defense. It’s really a tribute to who Rodgers is, the way he sticks the ball in there on the inside seam routes. Almost impossible to cover. It is similar to watching Drew Brees throw that route.
I said this before, but it should be repeated: Green Bay only has to run the ball well enough to make the play-action effective. That 14-yard run by James Starks on the dip play set that whole thing up.
Now the Steelers are getting afraid of the blitz, keeping two guys back in the backfield. That worked out well on first down.