GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When this game was over, the Packers were without 11 total starters: five on offense, six on defense. That's half of their starters. But a greatly improved running game, a couple big plays in key moments and a resilient effort by a lot of backup players put Green Bay over the top.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 31-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals:
Passing Offense: B-
Even in Aaron Rodgers' own opinion, this wasn't his best game. He completed less than 50 percent of his passes (14 for 30) and missed a few open receivers. However, Rodgers did throw four touchdown passes, and that's pretty good for a quarterback not playing his best. His one interception occurred on a questionable call by the officials when Randall Cobb seemed to catch a ball on the ground before losing it into the arms of William Gay.
With Greg Jennings out and Jordy Nelson not able to make it through one quarter before suffering a new injury (add a bad ankle to his ailing hamstring)...