Last week, I attempted to be the voice of caution for excited Packers fans and pundits ready to anoint the Packers as the favorite in the NFC. After an underwhelming offensive performance and a narrow victory, it should be clear why I was so reserved in my judgment.
That being said, Packer fans need not panic. The offense was sluggish and play calling unimaginative at times. The pass protection was poor, after a preseason where Aaron Rodgers basically stood in the pocket for as long as he wanted, surveying the field to throwing whenever and wherever he desired.
With the Bears' pressure, Rodgers was out of rhythm and missed a ton of open receivers. To be fair, his pass catchers didn't give him much help as they dropped some catchable balls.
The offense we saw Sunda ...
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Article written by Peter Bukowski