We all know how Aaron Rodgers carries a chip on his shoulder. How he marks everything down. How he typically rises to the occasion when tested.
Well, he’s being tested right now. The media has been talking to Rodgers about fundamentals and his subpar performance this season. Rodgers isn’t happy about it. We can tell that.
Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb, who has been injured most of the season, expects Rodgers to do something about it on the field. Cobb actually expects to play this week — he’s played just five games this year — and says Rodgers is going to tear it up this week.
“I’m excited to get back out there because I know with all the noise that’s been said over the past week about him, he’s getting ready to light everybody up this week,” Cobb said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to helping him out.”
On the surface you have to be like, well this is the easiest prediction to make in history. The Arizona Cardinals have won two games this year.
They pretty much suck at everything. And this is true. But mostly they suck offensively, where they are literally last in every major statistically category.
Do you know what they are good at? Pass defense. Fourth in the NFL in passing defense. Patrick Peterson is still out there.
I won’t say that Rodgers won’t tear up the Cardinals defense. It will surely help having Cobb back, if he’s actually healthy.
However, the Packers are going to win this game with their beat-up defense. Kind of like they did against the Buffalo Bills. And it’s simple. The Cardinals are just so bad offensively, there’s not really any other way for it to go.
Vegas is giving the Packers 14 points in this game. I’m not giving them that right now.