It might not be sustainable Aaron Rodgers, but it worked.
Everyone under the sun realized at least early on the Packers would struggle offensively and lean on their defense. Is that not what happened Sunday? It’s a 27-17 win without Rodgers’ pick-six and it’s likely a blowout without a Romeo Doubs drop and earlier fumble.
Yes, the Packers are winning ugly but they’re also on track for where we thought they’d be. The young receivers (especially Doubs despite issues hanging onto the ball) are growing and getting comfortable and the defense has been solid even if they haven’t been the elite group we hoped.
So while the win on Sunday might have made you feel dirty, don’t stew over it too much. The Packers are on target, even if it is infuriating to watch at times.
A win is a win and the similarities to the 49ers team that beat them in the postseason a year ago are fair. As frustrating as it is at times to watch, this is who many thought the Packers would be at this point in the season.
Rodgers yesterday publicly lobbied for more Randall Cobb on the field. It’s not difficult to see why and it’s not because of their friendship. When called upon, the veteran receiver has come through time and again.
Could? I’d almost say he should. Christian Watson got his first touchdown on a jet sweep and he is consistently open. He and Rodgers haven’t connected yet but when they do it feels like the floodgates will open.
Looking ahead, the Giants are running out of quarterbacks and wide receivers. If ever there was a week for Joe Barry to start stacking the box, this is it.
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