We arrived in Houston last night for the Packers-Texans game, expecting to see a showcase of one of the NFL’s heavyweights. We did. Except, it wasn’t the Texans.
QB Aaron Rodgers put on a show, a six touchdown masterpiece in a 42-24 beat-down of the Texans. All those offensive struggles, the inaccuracy from Rodgers, the up-and-down play? Not last night. Instead, it was the Texans shooting themselves in the foot.
As for Rodgers, he put the team on his back. And, as I learned in the Packers locker room, it’s exactly what he told his team would happen. He wanted to be a leader, and he led.
“It was time for our offense to make a statement,” center Jeff Saturday told me. “And he’s the leader of our offense. How he goes, we go. When you play as well as he did, you just keep up with him. Whatever he wants to do, you know he’s feeling it and I thought he played a heck of a game and called a heck of a game.”