This Aaron Rodgers Stat Without Davante Adams Is Intriguing for Packers vs. Cardinals

Aaron Rodgers may not have Davante Adams on Thursday.
Aaron Rodgers may not have Davante Adams on Thursday. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers could be without Davante Adams on Thursday night against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals

Adams’ expected absence has moved the Packers to six-point underdogs in Arizona in Week 8. 

This may seem like the ideal team to fade the Packers, but when you look at Aaron Rodgers’ stats without Adams the past two seasons, albeit a small sample size, the reigning MVP is still pretty damn good. 

Allen Lazard broke out last week against Washington for five catches, 60 yards and a touchdown, and the Packers could get Marquez Valdes-Scantling back in Week 8 as well. 

Neither player is even close to Adams’ caliber, but we’ve seen Rodgers make something out of nothing before in his career. Not only that, but Rodgers is 9-1 without Adams in the lineup since the wide receiver joined the team.

Not only that, but I’d expect a heavy dosage of A.J. Dillon and Aaron Jones in this matchup if Adams is out. The Cardinals allow the second-most yards per carry in the NFL this season (5.0), and Green Bay may try to slow the game down with the run. 

Aaron Rodgers is still Aaron Rodgers, whether he has Adams or not, and I like the Packers at the inflated line of +6.0 in this matchup.

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