One of Rodgers' many strengths is his mobility and knack for extending plays with his legs when the pocket breaks down.
But with nearly every game in the NFL's 16-game season carrying stakes, Green Bay has determined that it can't afford to have Rodgers sit as long as he's able to play without significant chance of re-injury. But when you have a hit like that, that's a football play.
The team needed a bounce back performance like they got on Sunday, now it's up to them to make sure that this is the product they put on the field every week.
Rodgers was listed as a non-participant for Wednesday's practice and could miss additional time ahead of the Packers' game against the Washington Redskins (1-1) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET). Green Bay. S D.J. Swearinger intercepted Andrew Luck twice last week. "You've got to give (Rodgers) different looks on defense, you've got to confuse him and you've got to send pressure at him". Not a great look.
More importantly, he's looking to build on an unheard-of streak when it comes to games involving the Packers or Redskins. Green Bay is led by head coach Mike McCarthy, who was hired in 2006, and is the longest tenured head coach in the NFC.
Rodgers said he expects to start against Buffalo after again dealing with an injured left knee, which he hurt in Week 1.
"That's just how the game goes: You have to be resilient in this league", Crowder said. "Take it week by week". That was one of a number of injuries that took numerous league's star players off the field, and the NFL doesn't want to see its moneymakers sidelined again. The more big plays Smith needs to come up with, the more likely he is to struggle against an improving Green Bay defense.
Green Bay's receivers had problems with drops, plus Randall Cobb was stripped of the ball by Fabian Moreau - Josh Norman recovered the fumble - after a completion with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. "I don't think you can say because I did some of those things in the game that automatically I'll be able to do that anymore on Sunday". "Any game I'm a part of, I'm giving 110 percent".
"If I could show an example of fully body weight on a passer", Hochuli said, "that would be the play".
Rodgers initially was injured in the first half of Green Bay's season-opening 24-23 victory over the Chicago Bears on September 9.
"I think Clay did exactly what he's supposed to do there", McCarthy said. While Kansas City is seventh overall versus the run, its inability to stop pass-catching backs is why it's 30th in fantasy points allowed per game to opposing runners. "Jamaal and Ty will be in the first slot".
Washington's offense line that paved the way for a league-best 182 yards in Week 1 was not at its best last week and could use the upcoming time off after the Green Bay game. As for how the knee feels right now, it's clear that it's not flawless.