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'O' my! First team offense packs a punch in win

Seventh round pick Jeff Janis celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in St. Louis against the Rams on Saturday.
Seventh round pick Jeff Janis celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in St. Louis against the Rams on Saturday.
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That was downright offensive.

Aaron Rodgers went 11 for 13 and 160 yards on Saturday afternoon as his Green Bay Packers defeated St. Louis in preseason NFL action.
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But in a very, very good way.

In Aaron Rodgers' first action this preseason, the Green Bay Packers (www.packers.com) QB showed he can still wear the mantle as one of the best around.

Rodgers connected on 11 of 13 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in a little more than a quarter of an hour on Saturday.

That performance was enough to propel the Pack to a 21-7 preseason win over the St. Louis Rams in Edward Jones Stadium.

It was just what head coach Mike McCarthy was looking for from the first stringers and they didn't disappoint.

Yes, it is only the preseason, so no bipolar highs or lows are to be experienced here or in the next couple of weeks.

But fans are allowed to internalize an exuberant "yes' if they are so inclined.

Rodgers recipient on the score is Randall Cobb, who shared the IR list with his starting quarterback several weeks last year.

The Packers want and need to stay healthy if they are to make it deep into the second season.

Rodgers, Cobb, Jordy Nelson, David Bakhtiari, Clay Matthews and others have to spend more time on the field than on the sidelines for any glimmer of success to be a reality.

Another bright spot emerged from the receiving corps against these Arch-rivals.

Seventh-round draftee Jeff Janis flashed his 4.4 speed en route to a 34-yard score.

This is the time for late-rounders and the undrafted FAs to strut their stuff and Janis did so in a big way.

The next test that won't count either is against the Oakland Raiders as talk surfaced once again that they might move to Los Angeles (again).

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