Seahawks vs. Packers: 5 questions about Green Bay with Lombardi Ave.

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Rodgers versus the Seahawks secondary

12th Man: Aaron Rodgers is still near the best – if not the best – quarterback in the NFL. But at times the passing game for Green Bay has struggled. Why?

FB: Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been at his MVP-best often enough this season. Figuring out why is the tough part.

The most obvious factor could be the new players on offense. Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison have missed most of the season due to injury, which has meant Rodgers has been throwing to rookie receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown, and former Seahawk Jimmy Graham.

But there’s also been a few times Rodgers hasn’t been on the same page as Davante Adams.

Is it a case that Rodgers doesn’t trust the scheme or his young receivers? It’s impossible to know for sure, but things haven’t been quite right for the passing game this year.

Biggest surprise and disappointment for Packers this season so far

12th Man: What is your biggest surprise and biggest disappointment for the Packers in 2018?

FB: The biggest surprise has been the play of first-round pick Jaire Alexander. It’s clear he was talented when the Packers selected him on the opening day of April’s draft, but few could’ve expected him to make such a fast start.

Alexander has nine pass breakups – a team-high – and tied for eighth in the NFL, which is even more impressive as he’s missed two games due to injury. Alexander has been a great addition to the defense and a big reason why the secondary has improved.

The biggest disappointment has been the offense. We’ve seen moments of brilliance from Aaron Rodgers, like the second-half comeback against Chicago. But too often they look flat and leave points on the board.

Green Bay’s defense is ranked 11th in the NFL, fifth against the pass and tied for the league lead in sacks. With that performance from Mike Pettine’s defense, the offense should be dominating.