Morning Buzz: Packers' offense revives
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers and their 26-10 victory over the Chicago Bears from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a cup of coffee (or brew some tea) and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
Bob McGinn’s gamer is always the best place to start after a Packers game.
The orchestrator of coach Mike McCarthy’s spread ‘em out, short passing game was Aaron Rodgers, who broke Brett Favre’s club record of 36 completions with 39 in 56 attempts for 326 yards and three touchdowns (102.2 passer rating).
Green Bay improved to 4-2 with its third victory in four consecutive home games. The Packers trail the Minnesota Vikings by 1½ games in the NFC North Division and are tied for the fourth-best record in the conference.
Aaron Rodgers’ record-setting performance was chronicled by Michael Cohen.
Davante Adams had a career night against the Bears after clearing his final tests to be released from the NFL’s concussion protocol earlier in the day. Ryan Wood wrote on Adams’ big day.
Until Thursday, Adams wasn’t sure he’d be able to play what became the game of his life. In the morning, he had computerized tests to determine whether his concussion symptoms subsided. Coach Mike McCarthy said he learned Adams would be available about six hours before kickoff.
By midnight, McCarthy sure was glad he had his No. 3 receiver.
Adams had 13 catches in the Packers' 26-10 win against the Chicago Bears, the most since Don Hutson’s single-game franchise record of 14 in 1942. He tied Hutson’s 13 receptions from the same season for second-most any Packers receiver caught in one game.
Another offensive playmaker who had a big night was Ty Montgomery, playing both wide receiver and running back. Tom Silverstein took a look at Montgomery’s play and his role in the Packers offense.
Pete Dougherty says we should all get used to “the dink-and-dunk Packers.”
Gary D’Amato has a great piece on a Packers fan who attended last night’s game all the way from Amsterdam. This is a really fun read.
I chatted with readers over on our Facebook page after the game.
Yes, Aaron Rodgers is still The Dude.
Rodgers was also back to his photo-bombing ways last night.
Looks like Don Jackson avoided serious injury.
I am no fan of the NFL’s Color Rush money grab, but I have to admit, those unis were pretty sweet.
Davante Adams had a message for Packers fans after the game:
The Packers had some serious production on offense last night: