It’s still early in the season, but Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed why they’ll win the NFC North again this season. When it comes down to the big games, Rodgers knows how to put the points on the board for Green Bay on a consistent basis. Matthew Stafford is still trying to get the hang of it for the Detroit Lions.
It’s not that Stafford is to blame for the 23-game losing streak the Lions have in Wisconsin against the Packers. But for those Lions’ supporters confident that their team had turned the corner after impressive wins against the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears, Detroit still isn’t a threat to Green Bay’s divisional dominance.
The season is young and the Lions did have to play Green Bay without the injured Calvin Johnson, but that didn’t make a difference this particular day. Stafford and the Lions have to play with more confidence and consistency on the road.
Rodgers continues to direct the offense well with a mixture of the pass and run. Unlike Stafford, Rodgers hasn’t had to rely on his passing attack with little support from the run. The Lions are more effective if Reggie Bush has a big day.
Rodgers still has a lot of work to do for the Packers, but he still is a more effective leader than any other quarterback in the NFC North. He knows how to get the job done, by a long shot, compared to his counterparts and knows how to overcome adversity.
That’s why, even though the season is far from being even half completed, the Packers seem to be a lock as divisional leaders. Rodgers is still the best quarterback and leader in the division, much to the Packers’ delight.