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QB snapshot: Aaron Rodgers

A quick observation of quarterback Aaron Rodgers and how he played in the Green Bay Packers' 20-3 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday:

Rodgers' calf injury limited his mobility but not his accuracy. He completed 31 of 40 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown.

But most of his throws came from within the pocket. According to ESPN Stats & Information tracking, all but six of Rodgers' passes came from within the pocket. He was 29-of-34 on such passes for 295 yards. He also didn't have a rushing attempt for the first time in the past six games.

And the Bucs prevented him from going down the field much, but he gladly took the underneath throws against Lovie Smith's Cover-2 defense. Rodgers' longest completion was just 30 yards yet he still managed an average yards per attempt of 7.95, only slightly below his season average of 8.34.

Rodgers was nearly perfect targeting Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. He completed 20 of 23 passes to that duo for 244 yards and a touchdown.

It was the kind of performance that would go a long way toward a victory on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, who in Week 3 limited Rodgers to just 162 yards on 16-of-27 passing. Cobb and Nelson combined for just eight catches and 88 yards without a touchdown in that 19-7 loss at Ford Field.