Green Bay Packers: News, notes and nuggets for a Mile High slugfest

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The Quarterbacks

It will be a privilege to watch two future Hall of Fame QBs match their skills on the field at the same time.

With all the hoopla of Peyton Manning’s dead arm, it is interesting to note that Manning actually has more passing yards than Aaron Rodgers after six games, (1,524 v. 1,491) which ranks him #17 just ahead of AROD for NFL QBs.

The biggest difference between the QBs this year is passer efficiency with Aaron having a big advantage with a passer rating of 115.9 compared to Manning’s 72.5. This is because Manning has thrown 10 INTs and only 7 TD passes as compare to Rodgers 2 INTs and 15 TD passes.

The other big difference is the escapability factor. Though Manning has been sacked only one more time than Rodgers, Aaron is able to buy time slipping tacklers and making plays with his feet. Both QBs have amazingly quick releases.

An alarming statistic is that Denver ranks dead last with only 14 passes over 20 yards. That means that defenses are not threatened by deep passes and have been blitzing more and packing the box to stop the run.

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