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3. Consistency on offense

We’ve seen flashes of brilliance from the Packers offense all season. But only that. Flashes. Just when you think they’ve found their rhythm and look unstoppable, the offense stalls and gets in its own way. We saw that exact scenario play out once again this past week against the Bears.

To start the third quarter, the Packers put together consecutive five-play touchdown drives to take a 21-3 lead. But they then punted five times in a row, four of which were three-and-outs. It took a stop on the two-yard line as time expired to prevent the Bears from scoring a potentially game-tying touchdown.

Against the Vikings in Week 2, the Packers scored touchdowns on their opening three possessions then didn’t score another point for the remainder of the game. They held leads of 24-0 and 31-3 against the Cowboys but couldn’t move the ball late on which led to a comeback by Dallas.

They cruised to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter against Kansas City. By halftime, they trailed 17-14.

At times, the offense has been unstoppable, such as Aaron Rodgers’ six-touchdown day against the Oakland Raiders. But once again, this group has been far too inconsistent and it’s something they have to improve to make a serious Super Bowl run.