QB Aaron Rodgers as sharp as ever

Associated Press - [Full Article]

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers topped off a sharp performance with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings as the defending Super Bowl champions defeated the Arizona Cardinals 28-20.

Rodgers played into the second quarter, completing 9 of 12 passes for 97 yards and the touchdown. Matt Flynn took over for Rodgers and led the Packers to another touchdown before halftime, a 2-yard run by rookie Alex Green.

Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb was 6 for 11 for 80 yards for the Cardinals, who were called for nine penalties in the first half, including several sloppy mistakes on offense.

Richard Bartel threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Williams and Alfonso Smith added a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Cardinals the lead in the third quarter.

But Flynn threw a 97-yard touchdown to Chastin West on the first play of the fourth quarter, putting the Packers back ahead 21-20. Third-stringer Graham Harrell threw a 6-yard touchdown to Kerry Taylor in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact: 

The big story from this game is the injury to Arizona rookie running back Ryan Williams. Rodgers and Jennings again showed why they are two of the best players to have at their respective positions.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason