“Him and I, it’s more than just football,” said Lewis of Rodgers. “We share a lot of conversations about leading this team in the right way and being accountable when your number is called.
“At this part of my career, I’m not getting targeted all the time. That’s not my job. But when I am targeted, make the big play and be accountable, and I was able to do that today.”
Rodgers was in prime form Sunday, throwing for 243 yards and four touchdowns despite rainy and snowy conditions. He hit first-year receiver Allen Lazard on two lengthy passes in the opening quarter, including a 37-yard touchdown, and also threw two other touchdowns to receiver Davante Adams.
However, it was no secret his favorite pass of the day was the simple touchdown to Lewis, which came after the Giants loaded the box to stop the run on second-and-goal.
“I’m always happy throwing a touchdown pass but it was a little something special with Marcedes, just because the kind of guy that he is, kind of player that he is, what he’s meant to our team this year from a leadership standpoint,” Rodgers said. “He’s a pro’s pro.
“He hasn’t been a huge factor in the passing game but he’s been a rock in the run game opening up holes for us and doing his job, never complaining, leading by example. At this point, I couldn’t have thrown a touchdown to a better guy.”