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Aaron Rodgers’ stellar day, Saints’ big statement and 10 more takeaways from week seven

The book is almost closed on another week in the NFL – with the Patriots’ inevitably two-score win over the Jets on Monday night all that is left of week seven.

Sunday’s games gave us Aaron Rodgers at his magical best, a rare slip up for Russell Wilson and two huge divisional results which could shift the power balance in each conference going forward.

Here are the 12 biggest takeaways from NFL week seven…

Aaron Rodgers wants his NFL back

With Patrick Mahomes out injured, Aaron Rodgers is ready to take back his crown as the NFL’s most exhilarating quarterback. Rodgers was nothing short of outstanding as his Packers dropped 42 points on the Raiders, and finished with six total touchdowns – five passing and one rushing.

Rodgers completed 25 of his 31 passes for 429 yards and a perfect 158.3 rating. His first TD was an excellent grab from running back Aaron Jones over his shoulder in the corner of the end zone, but the highlight of the day came when Marquez Valdes-Scantling – the No 1 receiver with Davante Adams still sidelined – hauled in a 74-yard score which he took like a rocket up the sideline.

The Packers are now 6-1, and had too much firepower for the 3-3 Raiders, despite excellent performances from both running back Josh Jacobs (21 carries for 124 yards) and tight end Darren Waller (seven catches, 126 yards, two touchdowns). At least their fantasy owners will be happy…

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