Five things Packers must address in their bye week

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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Consistency on offense

Again, there aren’t too many complaints on offense. The Packers are doing just fine on this side of the ball and, as long as Aaron Rodgers is playing, they can go all the way this season.

However, there is still room for improvement. We’re yet to see Green Bay consistently hit its 2020 heights. Not easy to achieve, of course, especially without David Bakhtiari and Corey Linsley along the offensive line, and now Elgton Jenkins for the rest of the season after he suffered a torn ACL.

The Packers are averaging 23.6 points per game, which ranks 16th in the league. One of those games was with Jordan Love at QB, when they scored just seven points. Take out that game and the Packers are averaging little over 25 points per game, good for 14th in the NFL.

A big part of that is red-zone efficiency. The Packers have struggled defensively to stop teams scoring in the red zone, and they’ve also had surprising challenges scoring touchdowns on offense. According to, Green Bay is scoring TDs on just 55.32 percent of its red-zone trips, which is 25th in the NFL. Compare that to last season when they led the NFL with 76.81 percent.

Points per game has been down this year for the Packers. To find more consistency, they need to be better in the red zone.