words // Brandon Richard
After being outgunned by Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers last week, Aaron Rodgers bounced back with a record-setting performance in the Green Bay Packers’ home opener on Sunday.
Rodgers completed 34 of his 42 passes against the Washington Redskins, racking up a career-high 480 yards and four touchdowns. The 480 yards tied a franchise record set by Rodgers’ former teammate Matt Flynn in 2012.
Wide receiver James Jones also has a career-best performance with 178 receiving yards, while James Starks ran for 132 yards in the 38-20 win. Sunday marked the first time the Packers had a 400-yard passer and 100-yard rusher in the same game.
In other Week 2 action, Peyton bested little brother Eli in the Manning Bowl; Steven Jackson scored for the Atlanta Falcons in a win over his former team; the Miami Dolphins start 2-0 for only the second time since 2002 after outlasting Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts; Kansas City matched last season’s win total after shocking the Dallas Cowboys at home; Philip Rivers picked apart the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary to give the Chargers their first win of the season; the Houston Texans won their second-straight game on the final play; Seattle looked like the class of the NFL in a dominant 29-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers; and the Cincinnati Bengals eased by the Pittsburgh Steelers last night.
Aaron Rodgers – Nike Air Zoom Alpha Talon
Randall Cobb – Under Armour Nitro Icon Mid
Julian Edelman – Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD
Steven Jackson – Nike Lunar Code Pro
Bernard Pierce – Under Armour Highlight MC
Stevie Johnson – Nike CJ 81 Elite TD
Martellus Bennett – Jordan Dominate Pro TD
DeAndre Hopkins – Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly 2 TD
Mike Wallace – Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly 2 TD
Eddie Royal – Nike Vapor Pro Low TD
Alex Smith – Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD
Patrick Peterson – Nike Air Zoom Huarache 3
Drew Brees – Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD
Knowshon Moreno – Reebok Zig Blaze
Darren McFadden – Nike Lunar Code Pro
Russell Wilson – Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD
BenJarvus Green-Ellis – Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD
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