Could there be a bit of trouble brewing with the Green Bay Packers?
They have lost back-to-back games to the New York Giants and New York Jets, and their offense has been anemic, as it yielded only 22 and 10 points, respectively, in both contests.
After falling on Sunday to the Jets by 17 points at Lambeau Field, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he wants the team’s offense to be more simplified, but head coach Matt LaFleur wasn’t on the same page.
Aaron Rodgers says he wants to simplify the offense.
When Matt LaFleur is asked about that, he says, “I don’t know what that means.”
Ok so that’s not great
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) October 17, 2022
The Packers are a somewhat different team this year, as Davante Adams, formerly their top weapon, is now with the Las Vegas Raiders.
They’re spreading the wealth around this year, however, through six games, none of their receivers has reached 300 yards yet.
Running back Aaron Jones has been doing well, as he has collected 409 rushing yards and currently boasts an average of 5.8 yards per rush attempt, which is seventh in the NFL.
If Green Bay’s offense has been bogged down for whatever reason, its defense, specifically its pass defense, hasn’t been too shabby.
The team is third in first downs allowed, second in passing touchdowns allowed and first in passing yards allowed.
Many analysts felt its defense would be strong this year, and they have been half correct.
On the other hand, the Packers are struggling to contain the run.
On Sunday, they allowed the Jets’ Breece Hall, hardly one of the league’s top running backs, to explode for 116 yards on just 20 carries.
While Rodgers and LaFleur may have some things to figure out offensively, especially in terms of getting on the same page, perhaps the head coach should focus more attention on stopping opposing tailbacks from here on out.