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Rodgers Gaining Supporters

November 4, 2009 by  
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Nov. 4th, 2009
By Christopher Harris
ESPN.com

Big Rotowski: Rodgers up, Slaton down

Last week, I promised to study Aaron Rodgers‘ performance, and based on how he performed against the Minnesota Vikings, I’d either entrench my belief that he is ready to get his head caved in or relent and admit he’s a bulletproof fantasy starter. 

Despite the worst pass protection in football, Rodgers has still performed at a Pro-Bowl level

Despite the worst pass protection in football, Rodgers has still performed at a Pro-Bowl level

 

After one half against the Vikings, the former seemed more likely. Rodgers was hit five times on his first 11 drop-backs, suffered four sacks and led his team to three points in 30 minutes. But he played much better (to say the least) during the Green Bay Packers‘ huge comeback. He’s still constantly under siege because of a shaky offensive line (T.J. Lang was mostly schooled by Jared Allen), and I consider him a possible candidate for an injury in the season’s second half. But what can I say? He scrambled, he extended plays and he threw touchdowns (albeit mostly to the immortal Spencer Havner). If a guy can once again rack up as many as 28 fantasy points while getting his butt beaten, it’s probably time to believe, and so I’ve ranked Rodgers in the top five for the first time all year

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