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No trips to the tent, no setback for Aaron Rodgers' ailing hamstring

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Rodgers fortunate to get to 6-6 (0:45)

Aaron Rodgers explains how things changed the last two weeks and how fortunate he feels that the Packers are now 6-6. Rodgers still believes that Green Bay can run the table the rest of the season. (0:45)

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- At least Aaron Rodgers didn't have to visit the mystery tent behind the Green Bay Packers' bench this time.

However, his ailing left hamstring was a factor in the quarterback’s limited mobility and coach Mike McCarthy's play-calling during Sunday's 21-13 win over the Houston Texans. So was the snow that left a light dusting on Lambeau Field during the game.

But Rodgers said he came out of the game no worse off than he did coming in, six days after he pulled his hamstring in last Monday night's win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

He said after the game that his hamstring felt "not better than I did coming in, but I feel good about where I'm at. Had decent movement and didn't do anything to create a major setback."

The combination of the slick, snowy field and the fear that he would make the injury worse made for a conservation plan to keep Rodgers from moving around too much. Still, he rushed three times for 16 yards, including an 11-yard scramble, and threw both of his touchdown passes from outside the pocket. Rodgers now has 10 touchdown passes from outside the pocket this season, two more than he had all of last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

About the only gaffe in his game came when he fumbled a snap on Texans' 2-yard line and turned it over in the first quarter. It was one of the few snaps he took from under center. Most were in the shotgun or pistol formation that helped limit how much he had to move around.

"We were going to stay away from under center stuff, but we've got a great [medical] treatment team here," Rodgers said. "Felt progressively better throughout the week, so I wanted to get under center on a few of those plays. But yeah, the hamstring, and the field was pretty slick."

Rodgers finished with his third straight 100-plus passer rating game (108.9) and his sixth overall of the season. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 209 yards with the two touchdowns.

"He's playing great football," McCarthy said. "So he deserves a lot of credit. The guy's an outstanding leader. He does a lot of things that you don't read about because people don't hear about it. He's an exceptional leader, and he's a great football player. So you do what you want with that. Those are the facts."