Sat. Jan 23rd, 2021

Family Night brings out Packers’ best on offense,…

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Family Night brings out Packers’ best on offense,...

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.

Even before that, Rodgers previewed a good night for the No. 1 offense with back-to-back deep completions to Jake Kumerow and Davante Adams in one of the opening 11-on-11 segments.

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