Rodgers’ Comeback Beats Cowboys

The Green Bay Packers found themselves in a familiar position in Dallas Sunday afternoon. They were locked in a tight battle with the Cowboys, just as they were last January in an NFC divisional round playoff matchup.

Both times, the Packers are glad they have Aaron Rodgers directing the offense. In January, Rodgers set the team on a drive to set up Mason Crosby’s 51-yard field goal. On Sunday, he directed a nine-play, 75-yard drive capped off with a 12-touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining. This drive by Rodgers and the Packers came immediately after Dallas quarterback Das Prescott rushed for a touchdown from 11 yards out to give Dallas a 31-28 lead with 1:13 left to play.

That proved to be too much time for Rodgers and the Packers.

“I just don’t know what else to say about him.” Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy said following the game. “I need to expand my vocabulary. Just a great job by Aaron.”

Green Bay improves to 4-1 with the win, they’re in first place in the NFC North. Dallas drops to 2-3 on the year.

News & Notes

Running back Ty Montgomery did not play after suffering a rib injury against Chicago in week four. Rookie Aaron Jones started in his place Sunday, he carried the ball 19 times for 125 yards and a touchdown.

Adams, who finished with seven grabs for 66 yards and two touchdowns was cleared from concussion protocol Saturday and was able to play. He suffered his concussion in week four against the Bears. Adams had to be taken off the field on a stretcher in what proved to be a scary sight.

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Green Bay returns to NFC North play next week traveling to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. Kick off is set for next Sunday at 12p.

Packers to honor Favre at a game this fall

Brett Favre will once again be making an appearance at Lambeau Field this fall.

The Green Bay Packers announced Monday that the former quarterback will be honored with a halftime ceremony to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during their Oct. 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys. That ceremony will feature the unveiling of his name on the stadium façade next to the 23 other former Packers enshrined in Canton.

It will be Favre’s third trip to Green Bay since the team and the iconic quarterback mended fences after a nasty divorce in the summer of 2008 that saw Favre traded to the New York Jets and eventually sign with the Minnesota Vikings. Last summer, Favre was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame, and then he returned in November to have his number retired during halftime of the Packers matchup with the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving.

The team also announced that Green Bay will wear their throwback uniforms in the game against the Cowboys. They are the same ones they wore for one game in 2015, and are a re-creation of the uniforms the team wore from 1937 to 1948.

Favre will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6, with the Packers taking on the Indianapolis Colts the following day in the Hall of Fame Game.