Packers Offense Starting to Click on Quick Passes
By Pete Dougherty, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Nov 22, 2009
Could the Green Bay Packers be hitting on an identity for their offense in time for December football?
A safe, quick-throwing passing game that kept quarterback Aaron Rodgers upright.
A running attack that took one of the NFL’s best running defenses head on.
On Sunday against coach Mike Singletary’s respectable, tough 3-4 scheme, the Packers put up their most complete offensive performance of the season that included a season-high 484 yards in total offense and 23 first-half points in a 30-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field.
It was the kind of rhythmic offense the Packers had shown only occasionally since their impressive preseason when their sack problems were nowhere in sight. It centered on quarterback Aaron Rodgers completing pass after pass by throwing mostly off quick drops, which in turn set up halfback Ryan Grant for his best day of the year, a 129-yard performance that included a healthy average of 6.1 yards a carry.
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