Packers v Lions was a weird one last night... can someone please tell the Packers to stop taking the 3rd quarter off? They've got away with it twice against the Vikings (who can't throw) and the Lions (who can throw but toss a coin as to which side catches it)... against better teams they will get badly burnt if they ease up when ahead.
Aaron Rodgers still looked mighty fine though; it was more a question of offensive play-calling that hurt the team rather than anything he did especially wrong. Some of the plays last night really did look like Brett Favre was still there... the first TD pass to James Jones when he scrambled away from pressure in the pocket and made the play, and the good old playaction roll-out and launch downfield to Greg Jennings (twice). It's nice to see that they still feel able to use the whole playbook even with a rookie at QB and don't have to cut down their system because he's struggling to cope.
Cowboys should be a big test next week though, looking forward to it already
In non-Packer news, it's good to see the top AFC teams not having it totally their own way so far this year... largely injury related, true, but teams really are competing against the Patriots and Colts this time around. It's not as flashy to watch as Randy Moss catching 4 TD passes a game, but it is more dramatic if you like close games that go into the 4th quarter still in the balance.
Last thought - why the chuff is John Gruden so quick to ditch quarterbacks no matter how well they do for him?