Lombardiave’s Dan Dahlke talks Packers vs. Vikings on The Viking Age
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1) Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. How easily do you believe that he will be able to pick apart the Vikings secondary?
At this point, it’s hard to tell how effective the Packers passing game will be considering their injuries at receiver. They’ve lost Randall Cobb for 6-8 weeks, Jermichael Finley possibly for the season, and James Jones may sit out this week as well.
Without Cobb and Jones last week, Rodgers was still able to pass for 260 yards and three touchdowns against a good Cleveland Browns secondary. Reserve receiver, Jarrett Boykin, stepped up and had a big game. But it’s still tough to see how well the Packers offense will run without so many key playmakers.
Green Bay will most likely rely heavily on Eddie Lacy and their run game this week and use it to set up the pass. Rodgers should still put up some pretty good numbers, but with the injuries on offense, Rodgers has become much more of a game manager than a QB that will put up gaudy passing numbers.