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By September 26, 2019March 9th, 2022Sports app

Aaron Rodgers could finally have a championship-caliber defense again with the Green Bay Packers.

And suddenly we don’t know if Rodgers’ offense will be good enough to make it back to the Super Bowl.

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As the Packers prepare to face the struggling Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, a game that can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app, things would look very good in Green Bay. The Packers are 3-0 and have previous wins over NFC North rivals Chicago and Minnesota.

Still, there are concerns about an offense that is far from impressive at this stage. Rodgers knows this can’t go on.

The Packers offense was unimpressive

The schedule has been set for a slow start to the Packers offense. The Bears and Vikings have stellar defenses. Green Bay faced the Denver Broncos in Week 3, and while the Broncos defense has mysteriously struggled this season, there’s still talent in this group.

Still, it’s strange to see an attack led by Rodgers not yield much. The Packers are 23rd in points and 28th in yards in three games. In addition to avoiding interceptions — Rodgers hasn’t intercepted in 93 attempts — the offense ranks below average in just about every major offensive stat. The Packers had a 21-point outburst in their first three practices against the Vikings, but other than that the offense hasn’t been good.

“It’s time for us to do our part on offense,” Rodgers said, according to Packers.com. “In the future, we will face very good football teams. At some point, we can’t expect our defense to stop everyone. They were, but at some point the attack will have to wake up and start playing. »

It’s probably good that Rodgers and the Packers recognize the offense needs to improve despite a 3-0 start. It is more difficult to determine if the problems are fixable.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is off to a relatively slow start this season. (AP)

Many factors in offensive struggles for Green Bay

There are many factors involved in the slow start to the attack, and timing is clearly one of them. This is not the only one.

New coach Matt LaFleur brought in a new system, and the only other time he ran an offense was last season with the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee ranked 27th in points and 25th in yards last season, but with injury issues at quarterback Marcus Mariota. Still, LaFleur doesn’t have much of a track record. Maybe we’ll look back and realize that LaFleur wasn’t as good as his reputation. We do not know yet.

There are also questions about Rodgers. He will be 36 on December 2. His 2017 and 2018 seasons were plagued with injuries and while he wasn’t bad when he played, he didn’t live up to his usual standards. It has continued this season, and he is healthy.

The supporting cast also gets off to a slow start. Davante Adams was pretty quiet, with 198 yards and no touchdowns, and Jimmy Graham had just three catches for 30 yards. Rodgers said the Packers need to get them both started.

Green Bay’s defense has been fantastic for three games. That’s why the Packers are 3-0. If the Packers want the good times to continue, the offense needs to show up as well.

“We never wanted to just run the game of football here,” Rodgers said, according to the Packers’ website. “The standards are very high for us. We have to play much better in attack. We played good defences, there’s no doubt about it, but the level and expectations are very high here, and we haven’t met them in attack.

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