The 2022 season opened up in a very recognizable fashion for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. They were crushed in Week 1 but would bounce back nicely after that, reeling off three consecutive victories. It was just how they seemed to do things under Matt LaFleur, who won 13 games in each of his first three seasons as head coach. However, he is going to be hard-pressed to reach that number again this season.
Following their Week 4 overtime victory over the New England Patriots, which pushed their record to 3-1 on the season, quarterback Aaron Rodgers made some comments about how the way they were winning games was not sustainable. He hasn’t been shy about sharing his opinions and feelings about numerous topics this season, and that was another instance of it.
The team should have heeded his advice because Rodgers was indeed correct. Since that game, they have lost three straight to the New York Giants in London, New York Jets at Lambeau Field and Washington Commanders on the road.
Things aren’t going to get any easier as they head on the road to face the Buffalo Bills in Week 8. This is the first time that a Rodgers-led Packers team is double-digit underdogs in a game, as bookmakers believe that Green Bay has virtually no chance of beating the Bills on the road.
Former NFL safety Ryan Clark would share that sentiment. During a recent appearance on ESPN’s Get Up, Clark ripped into the Packers and Rodgers for their performance the last few weeks. Clark believes that the Packers are done.
“They’re a terrible team, they aren’t making plays on the outside and [Aaron Rodgers] is getting beat up.”
There is a lot that Green Bay has to clean up, as this passing offense is a mess. Rodgers is heading to Canton after he retires, but even he does not seem capable of lifting this team and carrying them where they need to be.
The talent is limited at wide receiver with Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling both moving on this offseason. Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon are a great running back duo, but the offensive line is struggling to consistently open up rushing lanes for them or to block for Rodgers.
As Clark pointed out, this is a team whose body language in games isn’t very good and are going to fall woefully short of being the Super Bowl contenders many expected them to be coming into the season.