GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With one month until the playoffs begin, the Packers showed Sunday that they still have a lot of work to do to become serious Super Bowl threats. But this was certainly an improvement over how they played a week ago, so coach Mike McCarthy's team is starting to make a few of the necessary adjustments.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 23-14 win over the Vikings:
Passing Offense: B
It wasn't an MVP-type birthday performance by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but it was enough to lead his team to victory. Rodgers completed 27 of 35 passes for 286 yards with one touchdown and one interception, for a passer rating of 98.0. The efficiency was there (77 completion rate) for Rodgers, but the trips into the endzone were not.
Green Bay's opening drive gave Rodgers his only touchdown pass, a terrific 32-yard grab by wide receiver James Jones that came on a free play due to an offside penalty. The remaining 56 minutes of the game were serviceable for Rodge...