1. Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur are on fire
The Packers will go as far as Aaron Rodgers can take them. Here’s the good news: Rodgers has been playing at an MVP level in the opening three games of the season. No. 12 has been on fire, lighting up every defense in his way, and after three weeks has 887 passing yards with nine touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Aaron Rodgers-Matt LaFleur partnership is delivering in year two. Rodgers is playing magical football while LaFleur has been equally as impressive with his game-planning. LaFleur will scheme open his receivers and Rodgers will find them time and time again.
Need a near impossible throw that most other QBs in the league couldn’t make? No problem. Rodgers is hitting them in his sleep.
Rodgers has put together some of his best performances in over half a decade, even better than the incredible “run the table” stretch back in late-2016.
Would this offense be better with Adams and Lazard out there? Of course. Both receivers have a strong connection with Rodgers on the field. But LaFleur will have a plan to get players open against the Falcons defense, and Rodgers is playing well enough to make the most of these opportunities.