The reigning NFL MVP played like the player Packers fans know he is last night despite criticism from national prognosticators all season. A 42-24 trouncing of the previously undefeated Houston Texans proved to all the doubters that the Packers are contenders again this season. Aaron Rodgers' six touchdown performance tied a Packers record shared with Matt Flynn. The leader of the Pack completed 24 of 37 passes for 338 yards and finished with a 133.8 passer rating.
Jordy Nelson was the top receiver against the Texans. His three touchdown performance plus two more TD's from James Jones made up for All-pro Greg Jennings' absence Sunday night.
The win moves the Packers to (3-3) on the season with a trip to St. Louis next Sunday. It marks the final game of a brutal three game road trip. Home games against Jacksonville and Arizona follow, before a bye week to rest for the final stretch of the schedule that includes five NFC North games.