2. No Rhythm For Rodgers
We are all aware of how dangerous Aaron Rodgers can be, especially with proper protection and the chemistry that is established with Nelson and Cobb as well as receiver Devante Adams. The Packers offensive line have given up the fifth least amount of sacks with just 11 on the season and have played very well when it comes to protecting the franchise QB.
The defensive line will have to be active in this contest and against a much improved Packers offensive line, that is a tall task. Sacks are always welcomed and wanted but keeping Rodgers out of his rhythm takes the simple things as well: Interior pressure, not letting him complete his drop-steps, and even mixing up the coverage at times with a some Cover 1 looks with jams from the corners. As solid as Rodgers is as a quarterback, he’s less of a threat when he doesn’t have a pocket to work with. Rodgers has three games this season where his completion percentage was under 60% and passed for five touchdowns, three interceptions, and sacked six times.