Found September 14, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For a game this early in the season, the Packers' Thursday night win was important for the team on many levels. It avoided an 0-2 start, didn't allow the division-rival Chicago Bears (now also 1-1) to get a decisive lead in the NFC North standings and kept the Packers from losing their third consecutive meaningful game at Lambeau Field. Handing out grades following the Packers' 23-10 win over the Bears:Passing Offense: B-Something is just a bit off with Aaron Rodgers and the passing game so far this season. Rodgers was nearly unstoppable in 2011 on his way to being named the NFL's Most Valuable Player, so expectations for his weekly performances have perhaps been raised to an unrealistic level. Rodgers was good against the Bears, just not MVP good.Rodgers completed 22 of his 32 passes with one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 85.3. Rodgers narrowly missed a couple of relatively open receivers throughout the game, and even if on...
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