(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — Even when quarterback Aaron Rodgers has an off day, the Green Bay Packers offense can be tough to stop.
Rodgers threw for four touchdown passes and the Pakcers pulled away late to defeat the Arizona Cardinals 31-17 at Lambeau Field on Sunday for their fourth straight win heading into their bye week.
“We need to get healthy, that’s what bye weeks are for,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “We’re 6-3 and we’ve got time to evaluate, step back, clean some things up and get ready for … the grind.”
The Packers (6-3) rushed for their highest output of the season with 176 yards, and the defense forced two turnovers from the Cardinals, who have lost five straight after starting the season 4-0.
Arizona (4-5) did hang around, and pulled to within seven points on a Jay Feely 20-yard field goal with 50 seconds remaning in the third quarter. The next Green Bay drive, Rodgers connected with Tom Crabtree on a 72-yard touchdown strike to essentially put the game out of reach.
Rodgers completed only 14 of 30 passes and had one interception.
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Jill Martin, CNN