Packers’ D Shines Against Giants, Offense Inconsistent

9599689-kyler-fackrell-eli-manning-nfl-new-york-giants-green-bay-packers-850x560Another week, another Green Bay Packers win. However, in what seems to be an increasing trend, we wonder, what has happened to this offense?

The Packers beat the New York Giants 23-16 on Sunday Night Football at Lambeau Field last Sunday, a game where Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw two, count em, TWO interceptions.

You could probably count the amount of games in Rodgers’ career where he’s thrown multiple interceptions on one hand. It’s very uncharacteristic for the most proficient passer in NFL history.

But when is this offense going to get back on track? They’re ranked 25th in the league in total yards, and 27th in the league in passing yards.

Every week seems to be the week that the Packers’ offense is going to perform to its potential, but ever since the horrible showing against the Denver Broncos in 2015, they haven’t been the same in years past. The longer this goes on, the more I worry if they’ll ever get back to their 2009 – 2014 form.

Luckily for this team, when the offense starts to struggle, the defense shines. The Packers’ pass rush has been great this year, and their run defense, phenomenal. They’re ranked first in the league, only allowing only 42.8 rushing yards a game. That’s ridiculous.

They also do continue to win, despite their struggles, and their only loss on the season is against the 5-0 Minnesota Vikings, the only undefeated team left in the NFL. Nothing to be ashamed about also considering the game was at Minnesota.

One thing is for sure, and they’ve proven it year after year. Once playoff time comes around, they will be competitive, and they can play with anybody, anywhere.

The Packers will have another chance to get back to form this Sunday at Lambeau against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have played really well this season, despite having a rooking Running back and Quarterback.

But what do you think? Are you worried about the Packers’ offense? Do you think it will get better as the season goes on? Or do you think this trend is here to stay? Leave a comment and let me know!


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