Denver Broncos 23 – Green Bay Packers 49
My father, Ronald Glazer, was so happy, he just had to gush about one of the few remaining undefeated teams: The Packers were unstoppable on offense, but the defense is still clearly a work in progress. The Broncos tore through the middle repeatedly. Rodgers is having an MVP caliber season if he remains healthy, though. That’s far from a given, as on his second TD run, he took a big shot from a defender. Awesomely, though, he just broke out his WWE belt swagger for the first time of the year. With Ryan Grant out, James Starks struggled running the ball, but seems to get the job done on check downs and swing passes. It seemed early like this would be a letdown, but Rodgers put the team on his shoulders and showed why beating the Packers will be very rough this year.
Daniels, meanwhile, could care less about the game: I just traded away Aaron Rodgers in fantasy. Rodgers put up 45 fantasy points this week. My entire new team put up 80. Some seasons just aren’t your season. Right, Broncos fans?
My Take: So, if the Packers start off fast, they take the foot off the peddle and lose. If they start slow, they slam the peddle to the floor and race circles around the opposition. Good to know. This week, with all the huge comebacks, we saw the problem with what the Pack usually do, but today, that simply wasn’t a problem. Aaron Rodgers is probably the MVP of the league right now, though there’s a case for Tom Brady and Calvin Johnson, and Rodgers huge game was a major bonus with the defense banged up. The Broncos are done. They have enough talent to likely end up out of the Luck Sweepstakes, but are going nowhere fast. There is just no point in not trading Orton and seeing what they have in the kids, at this point.
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