By Adam Roberts – 10/4/2021
Many had wondered how long it would be before Aaron Rodgers got his offseason acquisition Randall Cobb involved in the passing game. It took an MVS injury to make it happen, but Cobb finally contributed some meaningful plays to the offense.
The Packers earned a third straight win after taking down the Steelers 27-17 in Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers completed 20-of-36 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns. Randall Cobb caught five balls for 69 yards and a couple of scores. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 232 yards and his 400th career touchdown pass in the loss. Najee Harris carried the ball 15 times for 62 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
With the win, the Packers improved to 3-and-1 while the Steelers dropped their third in a row to fall to 1-and-3.
Green Bay is now, to use a Belichek expression, “on to Cincinnati” this week for a match up with Joe Burrow and the Bengals.
In injury news, head coach Matt LaFleur said today cornerback Jaire Alexander has a shoulder injury he sustained in the game yesterday. The team will know more information on Wednesday.