Our D ranking from 09, 10, and this year, prove that not really to be the case, not to mention when we went 2-2-1 with Flynn to win the division title.Raptorman wrote: It's not a Rodgers problem. It's a team problem. The team has depended on Rodgers to win games for them for 4+ years. They forgot how to win without Rodgers behind center. People can talk all they want about Peyton Manning, but Denver is winning as a team, not as one player. Same with the Vikings. They are winning as a team. I have been saying it for years, stop Rodgers, stop the Packers. If Rodgers throws 1 TD or less on the road the Packers lose 70% of the time.
The fact that we need Rodgers to throw for 1 or more TDs on the road to win, is more based on our lack of running game until 2013, and the fact that we base our entire offensive attack around Rodgers to the point where if he doesn't throw 1 or more TD, something is going quite wrong, its less because it is our ONLY option to win, and more because when you have Aaron Rodgers, you dont just say #### it we wont use him to the fullest extent.
Lacy was winning us games on an injured ankle with teams loading the box against him 2013 with Flynn at QB, and we went 2-2-1 and won the division, are you really saying we can do that #### with Flynn but not Rodgers? Its just, we dont lean on the run like we could (Which is McCarthys biggest flaw, imo, he calls way more rushing attempts then most people think, but he doesn't seem to have a great tendency to stick with the run when we really need to, and it can be somewhat frustrating), because again, when you have Aaron Rodgers, you USE him, you typically try to let him win the game for you.
Hell, even this year our running game is ranked far higher then our passing game, it seems like you are taking a stat out of context to support a point that has many other statistics repudiating it.