Soon to be former Green Bay Packer, Johnny Jolly was sentenced in tears to 6 years in prison for possession of codeine. He violated his terms of prohibition for previous charges dealing with codeine. He as attending rehab in the spring but then fell back into his addiction shortly after leaving. A very sad ending to a promising career.
Aaron Rodgers completed 23-of-30 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns and added six rushes for 21 yards Monday against the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers was surgical again, and is now up to 28 passing touchdowns against just three interceptions. He also tied Peyton Manning’s record of nine straight games with a passer rating above 100, and with the reeling Bucs on deck at home, he should have no problem eclipsing that mark. With that said, the Green Packers are 9-0 while riding the back of the leagues best quarterback.
The defense has been suspect all year allowing the second highest total passing yards per game with 284.3 yards per game with adequate rush defense allowing 100.4 yards per game. But who cares about those stats?! Aaron Rodgers is completing 72.5% of his passes and is on pace to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50+ touchdowns. Last person to do that? Tom Brady and those magnificent pats back in 2007 when they reached the super bowl. If history means anything then you all can count on the big cheese being in another super bowl.
Albert Haynesworth was realeased today after his short stint in New England.
Fluke or no fluke, the Detroit Lions sit on top of the NFC North tied for first place with the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. Never in a million year would I ever think I’d write that sentence but it’s finally here. With pro bowl type production from 2009’s first overall draft pick Matthew Stafford, a newfound swagger on the defensive side due to 2010’s second overall pick, Ndamukong Suh and “Megatron” himself, Calvin Johnson, on pace to break the single season touchdown record, it’s tough not put the Lions up there with Packers. Yes, we are only a quarter of the way through the season but they have already shown they can win big but also come back from behind so I’m feeling good about this team. I expect an 11-5 or maybe even a 12-4 season if they keep this play up.