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Aaron Rodgers (left) and Josh Sitton (right)
There's no doubt the Packers' passing game is out of sync, especially compared to the success they had a season ago.
If there's one statistic that illustrates that point, it's the Packers' average yards per pass.
Currently, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is averaging 6.5 yards per pass attempt, which ranks 27th in the NFL. As a means of comparison, last season Rodgers averaged 9.2 yards per attempt, which ranked first in the NFL.
The league also keeps track of the average gain per pass play, which takes into account the number of times a team attempted to pass, including sacks.
In their first three games of the season, the Packers have gone backwards each contest: They averaged 5.9 yards vs. the 49ers, 5.7 yards against the Bears and 3.9 yards in Seattle.
There's a variety of reasons why the Packers are having a difficult time throwing the ball. For the most part, defenses are doing everything they can to prevent the deep ball with two deep safeties in a Cover 2 look.
As for the Packers, the running game is doing little to take pressure off the pass, the offensive line is giving up far too many sacks, the receivers are dropping balls and Rodgers isn't playing like the MVP he was a year ago.
The struggles of the passing game are probably the biggest reason the Packers aren't putting up outrageous amounts of points like they were in 2011. It's something the Packers have to figure out going forward.