The Green Bay Packers are stuck in their toughest stretch of football in years. They are on a three-game losing streak and their record has dropped to 3-4 on the season. In his first three seasons as head coach, Matt LaFleur never lost more than three games in a single season with Aaron Rodgers under center for him.
This season’s Packers team entered with some high expectations, but they are falling woefully short. The defense has not been near the elite level many predicted it would be. Patience was going to need to be exhibited with the offense, as Rodgers was working with virtually a whole new group of pass catchers. But, that patience is seemingly beginning to wane.
Before this three-game losing streak, Rodgers cautioned that things were going to need to change. The way they were winning games was not sustainable and in the following weeks, he was proven to be correct.
Their Week 7 performance against the Washington Commanders was especially concerning. Despite playing against a backup quarterback in Tyler Heinicke, the Packers lost the game 23-21. They once again held a double-digit lead in the first half, which they were unable to hold onto as Washington scored 20 unanswered points after that.
Rodgers has not been shy about calling out teammates for their performance on the field, saying that too many mental errors are being committed. He once again said it while making his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.
But, the most shocking thing that he shared from his appearance this week was that his quarterback coach, Tom Clements, gave him his single-highest game grade yet this season. That is hard to believe as Rodgers threw for his least amount of yardage in a single game thus far this season. The one highlight was that he wasn’t sacked.
There is a lot to figure out when it comes to the Green Bay offense. Some lineup changes could be coming, as Aaron Rodgers suggested. Allowing players to continue making the same mistakes with nothing changing is a recipe for disaster.
They need an infusion of talent at the wide receiver position and to commit more to run the ball with their dynamic running back duo of Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon. Offensive line woes are a big reason for that, but there are teams with less talent figuring out ways to win games while the Packers seemingly find new ways to lose every week.