News: 17 hours agoRodgers completed 21 of 35 passes for 251 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Patriots.
Spin: Rodgers endured a rough first half, completing merely four passes while also throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown. The back-to-back MVP rebounded after halftime, though, finding trusted targets Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb on a few crucial plays and connecting with tight end Robert Tonyan and rookie Romeo Doubs for a pair of touchdowns. In doing so, Rodgers became just the fifth player in league history with 500 passing touchdowns. With the relief of a narrow home victory and another lofty accomplishment to his name, Rodgers will now turn his attention toward his first game in London, as the Packers travel across the pond to play the Giants in Week 5.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Rodgers is back in Green Bay after an up-and-down offseason, during which he signed a long-term contract extension but also lost long-time go-to target Davante Adams. Rodgers' production actually took a step back last season compared to 2020 (TDs down from 48 to 37 and fantasy PPG down from 24.0 to 20.8), but he still managed a top-five fantasy campaign thanks to the big TD total and elite efficiency (top six in YPA and completion percentage for the second straight season). Adams' departure is undoubtedly a concern for Rodgers' fantasy upside, but considering he's finished no worse than ninth in fantasy PPG 13 of the last 14 seasons, it's fair to expect his elite talent to lead to yet another QB1 campaign.