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Rodgers on receivers: 'Obviously on different pages'


The Green Bay Packers lost back-to-back games at Lambeau Field for the first time since 2008 when they fell to the Chicago Bears 17-13 Thanksgiving night.

It's not just that the Pack lost to the Bears and Lions in consecutive home games, it's how they have lost: with a flagging passing attack.

Thursday, Green Bay's defense surrendered just 290 total yards and the running game gobbled up a season-high 177 yards. However, Aaron Rodgers' passing game continues its feeble trend.

Rodgers completed just 22 of 43 attempts for 202 yards with a touchdown and an interception, for a 62.4 passer rating -- his lowest of the season and lowest at Lambeau in his career.

It's clear Rodgers is not in sync with his receivers.

"I'm obviously going to have to make sure my preparation is as high as it's ever been because we need to get on the same page, the passing game," Rodgers said after the loss, via the Green Bay Press Gazette. "We're just on different pages. When you miss throws, when I'm throwing at a certain depth, when receivers are running at certain depth -- we're obviously on different pages."

It's not as if this is Week 2. After 11 games, it's troubling that a Pro Bowl quarterback can't find his groove with his receivers.

Rodgers hasn't been on the same page with Randall Cobb seemingly all season. Perhaps worse is Rodgers' rapport with drop-prone DaVante Adams, who again struggled.

On the interception, it appeared Adams stopped running on his route, ran a terrible route, miscommunicated with Rodgers or a combination of all three.

With an All-Pro quarterback like Rodgers under center, no one could have predicted the Packers' passing attack could flag so hard.

"All-time high," guard T.J. Lang said about the offense's frustration level. "I mean, it was obviously tough a few years ago when Aaron was out, but we don't have any excuses now. It's just the same stuff that's been holding us down all year. We've got five games, and we've got to find a way to correct the mistakes."

It's getting late and winter is coming in earnest for Green Bay. The Packers now sit a half game back in the division with contests against Arizona and Minnesota remaining.


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