ABOUT THE PACKERS
• In the regular-season opener, Aaron Rodgers accounted for three touchdowns as the Packers squeaked by the Jaguars 27-23 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
• Coach Mike McCarthy is back to calling offensive plays, which he’d done since his arrival in 2006, after letting assistant coach Tom Clements handle those duties last season.
• Clay Matthews has moved back to outside linebacker as the Packers started rookie fourth-round pick Blake Martinez next to Jake Ryan as the inside linebackers of their 3-4 scheme.
• Lane Taylor made his third career start Sunday, and his first since taking over for Josh Sitton at left guard after the Packers cut the Pro Bowler earlier this month.
• Green Bay used its first-round pick on defensive tackle Kenny Clark, who played nine snaps against the Jaguars.
PLAYER SPEAK QB AARON RODGERS
• In a ‘down’ season last year, Rodgers threw for 3,821 yards, 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions as the Packers finished second in the NFC North.
• Against the Jaguars, Rodgers threw two touchdowns, including a 29-yard toss to Davante Adams with a defender on Rodgers’ shoulder pads, and ran for another score.
• On the weekly chess match vs. defenses: “It gets me up every Monday morning. … The toughest thing about our league and our sport is we don’t play 82 games or 162 games, not that we’d want to, but there’s a break between games that is difficult especially after a tough game.”
• On whether not naming a starting QB matters: “I’d guess, once the media leaves practice, that the players have a pretty good idea of who is going to be the starter. I think it does help if you know who it is, and I’m sure those guys have an idea who it’s going to be going into Sunday.”
COACH SPEAK MIKE McCARTHY
• McCarthy enters his 11th NFL season as a head coach and boasts a 113-62-1 record, including 8-7 in the postseason.
• McCarthy holds the 3-1 edge in head-to-head matchups over Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.
• On not knowing the Vikings’ starting quarterback: “It just lengthens your process and we have to make sure we’re ready for Sam [Bradford] and make sure we’re ready for Shaun [Hill].”
• On preparing for U.S. Bank Stadium: “Frankly, playing at night I think probably helps us a little bit, just because anytime you have a different environment … during the day with the glass roof, how you handle the ball first, I don’t think that will be an issue at night.”
• On Teddy Bridgewater’s injury: “I know Aaron has had nothing but excellent things to say about Teddy, so you never want to see anybody go through that type of injury.”