Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 9/26/12
Green Bay’s high-powered offense has struggled early in the season The Green Bay Packers are 2-1 1-2. That puts the defending NFC North champions one game behind the division leading Vikings and Bears and tied with the Lions. Here’s my analysis of the offense after three games: QUARTERBACK: Aaron Rodgers‘ passer rating is down nearly 35 points from last season, and while numbers can sometimes be deceiving, they’re spot on in this instance. The reigning league MVP was spectacular a year ago, but he’s been pretty ordinary through three games. He hasn’t been helped by questionable playcalling, shaky protection, a weak running game and receivers who haven’t been able to get separation, but he’s also made his share of poor decisions and throws. Rodgers hasn’t looked particularly sharp since the start of camp. If he doesn’t get a lot better in a hurry, this season will end in December. RUNNING BACK: Cedric Benson‘s numbers are pedestrian, but that’s more a result of below-average blocking
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