Beautiful offensive football takes teamwork and execution. The Green Bay Packers demonstrated this to perfection against the New England Patriots featuring the “Rodgers to Rodgers” of Aaron and Richard.
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Outside of a handful of occasions during the Packers’ 26-21 victory on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers had more than enough time to survey the field, manipulate defenders, and deliver bombs like this 32-yard touchdown pass to tight end Richard Rodgers:
With a hard pump fake followed by active feet in the pocket, Rodgers is able to keep the interior pass rushers off-balance and shift them toward the right. Meanwhile, defensive end Akeem Ayers is unable to beat left tackle David Bakhtiari (#69), who dominated this matchup all game long in a standout performance. With no pressure to deal with and nearly four seconds gone by, Rodgers has time to allow the deep post route to develop before dropping a perfect touch pass into the arms of his tight end for the TD.
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