2. The Rodgers Regression.
While it may seem crazy to say the back-to-back NFL MVP has regressed or is “over the hill”, both the statistics and on-field performance of Rodgers are showing a very different quarterback than in years past.
The 38-year-old QB is coming off his worst game in years and has been in a kind of accuracy slump we have rarely seen from him. Last week in Detroit, Rodgers threw three interceptions, completed just 23/43 passes, and finished with a QBR of 53.5, while facing perhaps the worst defense in the entire league.
Now, we can’t be naive. It is very easy to imagine a scenario where Rodgers dials back in right as the Cowboys come to town and he delivers a classic performance that ends in a Packers victory.
That said, right now the fact remains he is not playing at his usual standard, and with a lack of receivers and a deadly Dallas defense coming in hungry, there could be trouble on the horizon for the veteran quarterback.
If the Cowboys want to walk away with a tough road victory this week, they need to do their best to keep Rodgers in check, and maybe force a few extra turnovers while they are at it…