Sunday’s game in Green Bay was supposed to be an easy win for the Packers over the Jaguars. The Packers got their win, but it wasn’t easy.
The Jaguars kept the game close most of the way and wouldn’t go down without a fight, but in the end Jacksonville’s defense couldn’t stop Aaron Rodgers from engineering two fourth-quarter scoring drives, and the Packers won 24-15.
Rodgers didn’t put up the eye-opening numbers he has the last couple weeks, but he was good enough, completing 22 of 35 passes for 186 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Rodgers now has 11 touchdowns and no interceptions over the last three weeks.
Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert deserves credit, however, for turning in a solid game of his own. Despite playing without the Jaguars’ top offensive playmaker, Maurice Jones-Drew, Gabbert went over 300 yards and had a touchdown pass and no turnovers. In his second season, Gabbert is continuing to make progress.
But that progress isn’t enough because the Jaguars just aren’t good enough: Green Bay was the better team at Lambeau Field today, and even on a day when the Packers aren’t playing their best football, they’ll beat the Jaguars.