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Cheese Curds, 10/21: Packers’ passing game takes off despite Davante Adams’ absence

From the backs to the other receivers, the Packers got huge receiving contributions from everyone on Sunday.

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No Davante Adams? No problem.

That was part of the message that the Green Bay Packers sent to the NFL on Sunday as they threw the football over, around, and through the Oakland Raiders’ defense. En route to a 42-24 victory, Aaron Rodgers produced his first game with perfect passer rating in the NFL, and did so without a true go-to receiver on the field.

How did it happen? For one thing, head coach Matt LaFleur put together a tremendous game plan that allowed Rodgers to find open receivers. He also got some significant yards after the catch assistance on a handful of plays, but Rodgers’ ball placement was impeccable as no Raiders even had a chance to break up a single pass attempt.

It was truly a team effort on Sunday, and with a big matchup looming with the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs next week, the offense will need to sustain that level of play moving forward.

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