You could be excused if you mistook the Green Bay Packers’ first offensive drive in their preseason game against Washington for a midseason performance. Aaron Rodgers in particular looked to be in regular season form, as the QB displayed all of the typical qualities that make him one of the NFL’s most dangerous players.
On a third-and-five, Rodgers caught Washington’s defense with an extra player on the field, giving the team a first down. He then completed passes to all of his top wide receivers, Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, and Randall Cobb, and had a couple of notable scrambles as well, running twice for fifteen yards.
Rodgers then capped off the series with a three-yard touchdown to new tight end Martellus Bennett, who was lined up against a linebacker and beat him on a corner fade. Here’s a look at the play:
Brett Hundley entered the game on the Packers’ second offensive series, ending Rodgers’ night after just the single 15-play scoring drive. The Packers currently lead 7-3.