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by Mark Daniels

There was a lot to like in the Pack's first Preseason win Saturday afternoon in St. Louis. The 21-7 final spread should have been even bigger as 14 points came off the board on penalties. For the second week in a row, the starting offense took the opening kickoff and efficiently marched down the field for a touchdown. Aaron Rodgers was six for six on the opening drive, capped by the three yard strike to Randall Cobb. Eddie Lacy's first appearance in game action produced 47 total yards on the opening series, 25 on the ground, 22 on a pair of checkdowns. After the game, Head Coach Mike McCarthy opened his press conference by talking about the high level of execution from the first stringers:

Audio: Mike McCarthy.

Rodgers played two series, leading the unit to the touchdown and a field goal. He completed 11 of 13 passes for 128 yards with a near perfect passer rating of 149.3. Not bad for a debut:

Audio: Aaron Rodgers.

While there were several players who flashed on Saturday, Jayrone Elliot among them, with three sacks in four snaps, the one play made by 7th round draft choice Jeff Janis of Saginaw Valley State is the one most everyone's talking about. So we talked to the rookie who caught a 34 yard touchdown from Matt Flynn on a shallow drag route where he simply outran the St. Louis defense:

Audio: Jeff Janis.

The Packers have broken camp at St. Norbert College but training camp has arguably the most intense week coming up. It's a short week with the Pack hosting the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field on Friday night, the first roster cut to 75 players comes a week from Tuesday.