Coming off a bad loss in Indianapolis that included a blown 18-point halftime lead, the Packers responded to the adversity and made the 5-0 Houston Texans look like a team not even capable of hanging with Green Bay.
Five things we learned from the Packers' 42-24 win:
1. The Packers have silenced their critics ... for now.
Aaron Rodgers plays his best with a chip on his shoulder, and he found the perfect opportunity to turn justifiable questions over the past week into ammunition for this game. Heading into Week 6, the Packers were 2-3, Rodgers' statistics weren't MVP-like and the offense's production was significantly down, so the football world started to wonder where the dominant Green Bay team of 2011 had gone. In typical Rodgers fashion, he used that perceived doubt to fuel a performance that was more impressive than anything last year's Packers had done offensively. Scoring 42 points against a Texans defense that was ranked in the top 10 in nearly every ...