There’s no doubt that the deepest and most dangerous passing attack in the NFL belongs to the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers is the frontrunner for MVP this season and the Packers haven’t lost a game since Vince Lombardi was their head coach. Even with a subpar running game, the Packers dominate each and every game and haven’t even trailed for a single second in the fourth quarter in 2011. That spells trouble, at the very least, for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead.
Yet the Greg Jennings injury that happened last week will end up hurting the Packers for the time being. They still have James Jones, Jermichael Finley, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Donald Driver, so there is no shortage of targets for Rodgers to consider. But Jennings is not simply a cog in the wheel. Instead, he’s the key piece that allows the other receivers to do what they do best.
“The real worry here is Jennings health for the playoffs,” writes Jacob Daczyk. "The injury time is only two to three weeks but who knows if the injury will linger, either affecting his performance in the playoffs or worse preventing him from playing in the playoffs.
“If Jennings has to miss a playoff game it could seriously hinder the Packers offense. The Packers most likely won’t be able to run the ball against any of the defenses they face in the playoffs so it will be up to the passing game. With Jennings out, Rodgers has one less target to throw to meaning defenses can better predict where the Packers will go with the ball. While the Packers do have a deep receiving core, losing your best receiver is never a good thing.”