ATLANTA -- He was taking shots. His starting tackles were on the bench, injuries putting them there and he was behind a team that wanted more revenge that a scorned lover.
So Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers did what he always does:
He fired a shot, one of those ear-level, zip-by-the-head throws that make him who he is as a quarterback. This time, it turned into a 70-yard touchdown pass to James Jones that gave his team the lead for good on its way to a victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome.
For good measure, Rodgers followed it up with a 29-yard shot to Greg Jennings on the next series.
Rodgers loves this place.
This is the same spot where he put the stamp on his greatness envelope last January when he led the Packers to an upset of the top-seeded Falcons on their way to the Super Bowl.
This wasn't as pretty, but he did throw for 396 yards, getting up after some big shots to do so.
Is there a better quarterback in the NFL right now?
I'd say no, not even you, Mr. Brady.