The Green Bay Packers currently have the NFL’s No. 1 offense, and it’s no surprise it’s been on the strength of Aaron Rodgers’ arm. Rodgers was honored today by the NFL for his most recent performance against the Washington Redskins, which saw him pass for 335 yards in the first half, as he finished the day 34/42 with four touchdowns in the 38-20 victory. The league named Rodgers the NFC Offensive Player of the week, and through two weeks, he looks like an early-favorite for league MVP honors.
And his opponent this week will be the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals ended Monday’s 20-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers with just three healthy cornerbacks and now must face Rodgers and his NFL-leading offense. They lost cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick to a hamstring injury, and starting CB Adam Jones is battling a hip injury that’s causing a noticeable drop-off in his play.
The next CB on the depth chart, Brandon Ghee, is currently missing practice due to a concussion and has never been healthy, which led the Bengals to sign former eagles CB Curtis Marsh today. But he’s been relegated to special teams for his two seasons in the league, and Rodgers has to be licking his chops at the thought of facing the Bengals on Sunday.