Aaron Rodgers and the Packers fought through a poor first half Sunday to earn a 17-9 win over the Seahawks at Lambeau Field.
Rodgers completed 28 of 42 passes for 311 yards and a touchdown, but he was not sharp against Seattle’s dominant secondary throughout most of the game. Rodgers threw an interception in the first quarter, and his only touchdown pass occurred when the Seahawks were caught out of position with too many men on the field.
Jordy Nelson, who finished the game with seven receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown, hauled in Rodgers’ heads-up play.
Even though these acts were done in front of the ref, Roethlisberger went unpunished. The play was scrutinized by fans, and the Browns weren’t happy about it. Monday morning, fellow Browns defensive lineman Danny Shelton voiced his thoughts on Twitter by criticizing the NFL.
His “QBsLeague” hashtag is a fair point, because the league has a lot of rules in place to protect quarterbacks. Several years ago the “Brady rule” was put in place. It says: “A rushing defender is prohibited from forcibly hitting in the knee area or below a passer who has one or both feet on the ground, even if the initial contact is above the knee.”
He tied Ed “Too Tall” Jones’ record for most games in Cowboys history (224) Sunday and will set the mark next week at the Denver Broncos.
From 1988-99, Irvin caught 750 passes for 11,904 yards and 65 touchdowns. He was a five-time Pro Bowl pick and one of the Cowboys’ catalysts to three Super Bowl wins in the 1990s. In 2007, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.