GREEN BAY, Wis. — At least the Green Bay Packers started fast for a change.
Whether or not Aaron Rodgers and Co. have solved all their offensive problems may not be known for weeks, but you couldn’t call them slow to start Sunday’s home opener against the Detroit Lions.
Rodgers became the first quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in the first half of an NFL game this season.
While the Packers offense got off to a fast start, it did take a hit with the loss of TE Jared Cook in the second half because of an ankle injury. Cook was Green Bay’s big free agent signing this offseason. He had on catch for 15 yards before departing the game.
The Packers came into the game ranked 31st in the NFL in passing yards per game and 29th in total yards and started slow on offense in each of their first two games at Jacksonville and Minnesota.
Through two games, Rodgers had completed just 57.1 percent of his passes, averaged 5.9 yards per pass attempt and had a passer rating of 82.6. In the first half against the Lions, Rodgers completed 12-of-18 passes for 174 yards and four touchdown with a passer rating of 137.5.