Five Packers to watch vs. Lions with chance to earn first-round bye

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

2. Aaron Rodgers

Prior to Monday’s game against the Vikings, Aaron Rodgers said he felt the offense, more specifically the passing game, was just a tick off. The game in Minnesota proved they were still just a tick off.

There were signs and things to show you he was right. His timing on the slants was better, he was throwing on-time more often. He also appeared to just be a bit off on some throws. There were no glaring problems that my untrained eye could see. There is nothing a two-time MVP couldn’t fix.

When the offensive system Rodgers had been in his entire career was switched, I knew there would be some growing pains and problems. I didn’t think they would last this long, but there’s a lot more that goes into learning a system than any of us could ever know.

If Rodgers isn’t that far off, then there’s no reason not to believe he can get it going now. One of the biggest questions about this team heading into the postseason is if they will be able to keep up with a team like the Saints when the game turns into a shootout. I’m certain all of Packer Nation would feel a lot better about their chances after a great showing from Rodgers in Detroit.