Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
I don't think he's saying they actually suck on offense, just that they aren't the completly unstoppable juggernaut of an offense that everyone makes them out to be. If they never played a top 10 defense last year and lost to the best defense they played (#11), then it stands to reason they will not throw for 400 yards and score 40 points as so many people seem to think going off who they played last year.
Of course it could be argued that the reason why there were no Top 10 defenses on their schedule is because the teams on their schedule had to play the Packers and the Lions who put up monster numbers. At the same time, Rodgers played a better defense in the Super Bowl that was better against the run and pass than the 49ers last year and went for 300+ yards, 3 TDs, 0 turnovers, and a 100+ QB Rating.
The Packers offense has been the highest scoring unit in NFL history since Rodgers took over in 2008. Let's not be ridiculous and act like Rodgers has never played good defenses in that stretch. He's not a one year wonder. At the same time let's not forget that the 49ers aren't not some invincible defense. The good offenses they played last year like the Eagles, Saints, and Cowboys all put up 400+ net passing yards on them. You can't say that about the 2010 Steelers defense that Rodgers played against in the Super Bowl. They only gave up one 300+ net passing yard performance all season and was a better run defense.
For some reason, the Packers seem to run the ball well against stout run defenses. They averaged well over 5 YPC in the Super Bowl against that Steelers defense. A unit that only gave up 68 YPG and 3.0 YPC. James Starks season high rushing performance in 2010 was against the 49ers.
People perpetuate this myth that the Packers are a pass heavy team but year after year, Aaron Rodger is middle of the pack in pass attempts. He only threw 502 passes last year. That's only 50 more than Alex Smith. Mike McCarthy likes a balanced offense and always has.
[ Edited by strat1080 on Sep 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM ]