Midseason Report

9644374-aaron-rodgers-matt-ryan-nfl-green-bay-packers-atlanta-falcons-850x560Well, it may seem crazy considering the Green Bay Packers lost last week, but I do believe that last weeks’ 33-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons was one of the most promising games of the season thus far.

The offense finally resembled what we knew back in 2014, even though they were down a few key players. The defense, which was especially handicapped, looked as good as they could, going up against the top offense in the league, and being down their top three corners.

This team needs to get healthy, and I believe they will. They are starting to get into midseason form, and by the end of the season, if they can get their key players back, they can get hot. They have the players to win a super bowl. Aaron Rodgers just needs to be Aaron Rodgers.

This is the most up and down season for Rodgers I’ve ever seen, but he’s been getting on a hot streak lately and it looks promising. He’s posted a quarterback rating of 102.2 and 125.5 the last two weeks, and he’s about to go up against a bad Indianapolis Colts defense this week.

Also, the running game continues to be a huge concern and question mark for this team. They’re really missing running back Eddie Lacy, and doing everything they can to fill the hole his injury has caused. They’re getting their rushing yards in unconventional ways, relying on wide receivers and Rodgers’ legs. Hopefully receiver Ty Montgomery can be enough to help fill that void in the next couple weeks.

As always leave your thoughts in the comments!

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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!