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When the Packers are passing the ball, there is no defense that is not at a disadvantage.
Greg Jennings is as good as anyone in the league not named Larry Fitzgerald or Calvin Johnson, and Jermichael Finley is a match-up nightmare for any defensive coordinator. Beyond that, Green Bay has third, fourth and fifth receivers who would start for many teams and backup tight ends who were starting last season.
That is the kind of depth that allows Aaron Rodgers to hit 12 different receivers in a single game. But more than anything, Rodgers is the kind of quarterback who is smart enough to know the defense and anticipate which of his targets will be open, has the feet to elude the pass rush, the arm to make any throw and the accuracy to deliver the ball in tight coverage.
He is the total package, and the best quarterback in the game, period. That is why he is over 10 percent ahead of runner-up Tom Brady in passer rating at 122.9 and leads the league in TQBR at 84.8. He is also why the Packers are the top-scoring offense in the league.
St. Louis seems to have a pretty good pass defense on the surface, ranking 13th in yards yielded per game at 224.8, about 25 yards better than the league average. However, they have only three interceptions and thus are 17th in opponent passer rating. Only fellow Missouri team Kansas City has given up more points.
Perhaps more disturbing for them is that they are a known as a team that likes to blitz. Not only has it not worked (they have just eight sacks), but it is absolutely the wrong way to attack a smart quarterback with a quick release. Last year, Rodgers was the best quarterback in the league facing five or more pass rushers, and he is near the top now.
The one thing that can help St. Louis is that the Packers have inexperienced tackles. With Bryan Bulaga battling a knee injury and Chad Clifton out for the foreseeable future with a hamstring injury, the Packers have a second-year mid-round pick and a rookie taking their place.