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Cheese Curds 9/18: Injuries, Penalties overshadow Aaron Rodgers’ 300th Touchdown Pass

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Good news: Jordy Nelson may not be out long

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes the best way to deal with a traumatic event is to sleep it off.

Hopefully that's the case for the Green Bay Packers after their 34-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Injuries were the story of the game with the Packers missing both starting tackles, their best wide receiver and their best defensive player to just name a few.

Throw in the misfires on offense during the first half and you have a recipe for defeat. The Packers tried to make it interesting in the fourth quarter but it was too little, too late.

It was not all bad news however as Aaron Rodgers threw his 300th touchdown pass faster than any player in league history. Clay Matthews suddenly reappeared and rookie cornerback Kevin King played well in his first real extended NFL action.

Read up on those events and more in today's cheese curds.

Explanations hard to come by for

Questionable officiating played a role in the game too, and Rodgers can't help but wonder what might have been had some penalties not been called.

Time for the Packers to turn to rookies on

Pete Dougherty argues that it's time for King and Josh Jones to see more action in order to stop the more explosive teams like the Falcons. After Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins again struggled, that may not be a bad idea.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws 300th touchdown pass--Packers Wire

It was a left-handed shovel pass of all things that got Rodgers to 300 faster than any player in history.

Jordy Nelson's quad injury shouldn't keep him out long--San Diego Union-Tribune/Pro Football Doc

Any non-contact injury is scary but it looks like the Packers and Jordy Nelson dodged a bullet after he left the game with a quad injury.

Mike McCarthy went into halftime upset about Martellus Bennett penalty-All22

McCarthy turned red and even drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after an offensive pass interference penalty wiped out a Green Bay offensive drive.

It's hard to blame him.