Wounded Lions brace for revved up Rodgers, Packers

Aaron Rodgers sent a clear message during Green Bay’s season opener: the Packers are going to be just fine, and there is no vacancy at quarterback.His redemption mission resumes in the Packers’ home opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions, who blew a 23-6 lead and lost at home to the Chicago Bears last week to open the season.Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, passed for 364 yards and placed Green Bay atop the NFC North standings in Green Bay’s dominant win at Minnesota in Week 1.This week Rodgers gets a chance to carve up the Lions’ banged up secondary at Lambeau Field on Sunday.”There’s a lot of things that I’ve tried to do in the offseason, just to have a little extra efficiency,” he said. “When it comes down to quarterback play, it’s all about the rhythm and the timing and the balance. I feel like those three were pretty solid on Sunday and the accuracy followed.”The Packers surprised plenty when they selected Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with their first-round draft pick in April.Rodgers has traditionally picked on the Lions’ defense. He’s 15-5 in 20 career starts against them with 41 passing touchdowns, as well as three rushing touchdowns, compared to just eight interceptions.Perhaps with a little more motivation following the draft, Rodgers was determined to come out strong this season.Not surprisingly, Davante Adams was Rodgers’ preferred target. The Packers’ No. 1 receiver caught 14 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns.Rodgers knew Adams would be a special player shortly after the Packers drafted him in the second round in 2014.Swagger might not be as plentiful in the Lions’ locker room. They squandered a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead to Chicago in their opener, a 27-23 defeat.

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