Packers' third-down issues stem from a predictability problem

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Packers' third-down issues stem from a predictability problem
Packers' third-down issues stem from a predictability problem

For two straight weeks, we saw the best possible version of the Green Bay Packers' plan: spread everyone out, get running backs on linebackers, and let Aaron Rodgers pick his matchups. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams eat slow-footed 'backers for breakfast or clear out space for receivers to get free behind. But somewhere in there Matt LaFleur and Rodgers became infatuated with the idea to the detriment of the team, a problem plaguing LaFlueur predecessor as well, but not one we would expect from a coach like LaFleur who prides himself on run/pass balance. Against the Panthers, we saw this problem manifest itself in troubling ways for the Packers, who are 28th in the league in three-and-outs per

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