As expected, Aaron Rodgers didn't stay on the field long tonight. The absence of starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga -- as well as the sack backup Jason Spriggs gave up to Von Miller -- contributed to Mike McCarthy's decision to pull the two-time league MVP after two series. Still, the No. 1 offense managed to produce 10 points during Rodgers' brief appearance. Lead running back Ty Montgomery shined brightest during that stretch, producing an impressive 25-yard run and later a touchdown.
After Rodgers' exit, the Packers endured an offensive downturn. Brett Hundley did what he could, but dropped pass and particularly poor protection kept the unit from putting more points on the board. The lack of production allowed the Broncos to tie up the score at 10 just before halftime.
More importantly, Green Bay couldn't avoid injuries. Outside linebacker Nick Perry hurt his ankle during the first quarter and did not return. Backup Jayrone Elliott also went down, appearing to aggravate the back issues that plagued him during the week.
Stick with Acme Packing Company as the second half unfolds.