GREEN BAY – Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ No. 1 offense saved its best practice thus far for the biggest crowd.
In both a “move-the-ball” period and two-minute drill, Rodgers directed new Head Coach Matt LaFleur’s offense smoothly and efficiently in front of Friday’s Family Night audience of 56,133 at Lambeau Field.
The major portions of 11-on-11 work with the first string stood out, though LaFleur confessed the practice officials perhaps made a few generous spots of the ball, giving the offense a first down when it otherwise might have been third-and-short.
Regardless, it was the best Rodgers and his first-unit mates have looked in the eight practices of training camp to date, as far as stringing together a run of successful, productive plays and keeping the No. 1 defense on its heels a bit.
“I thought it was pretty impressive,” LaFleur said. “He did a lot of great things and made a lot of great throws out there tonight.”
On a 75-yard scoring drive in “move the ball,” Rodgers was 7-of-9 for 62 yards, completing throws to five different pass catchers. Then in two-minute, Rodgers hit three passes to three different receivers before the drive bogged down in the red zone and ended with a field goal. It probably would have produced a touchdown had Marquez Valdes-Scantling been able to haul in a sliding catch inside the 5.