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Will there be opportunities for the Broncos’ pass rush to get home in Week 3?

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Aaron Rodgers is notorious for holding onto the ball, that should give the Broncos’ pass rush time to work.

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Look for Chubb and Von to get a few hits on Rodgers.
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Few if any are giving the Denver Broncos a chance this week against the red hot Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers. To get an idea how Denver can compete in this matchup, I spoke with Cheesehead TV’s Cory Jennerjohn.

1st and 10

What are your thoughts on the Packers new offense under Matt LaFleuer so far?

CJ: Well, there have been flashes. I really like how LaFleur’s offense sets up the next play and the next play, and so on and so forth. However, in two games, the Packers are 7-for-27 (26 percent) on third down. With a running game, this team must feast on long, sustaining drives.

2nd and 12

Through two games Rodgers has taken 7 sacks, is that concerning? Should Broncos Country expect Von Miller and Bradley Chubb to get some chances at 12 this weekend?

CJ: It is always a concern with Rodgers. He is an eternal perfectionist. If he cannot make the throw, he has been taking sacks. However, those hits add up. In his last three years of playing a complete season (2015, 2016 and 2018) Rodgers has been sacked an average of 43 times. There will be opportunities for both Miller and Chubb — especially on the right side of the line that has been so vulnerable.

3rd and 5

What are your thoughts on the defensive performance so far in year two under Mike Pettine? Who has stood out on that side of the ball?

CJ: I think the defense has been amazing. It’s a complete about-face from where that unit was previously. Bringing back Mike Pettine guaranteed stability for that unit and assured to them that they could build on last year. The two players that have stood out are Kenny Clark and Jaire Alexander. The Vikings could not block Clark, as he was causing problems all day and Alexander has quickly morphed into a shutdown cover corner in his sophomore season.

4th and 1

What match-ups look most favorable to the Packers in week 3? Do you have a prediction for the game?

CJ: With Chris Harris locking down Davante Adams, I look for Marquez Valdes-Scantling to get behind Isaac Yiadom a few times. Especially if Denver is trying to stop the run and Rodgers gives them a play-action.

Score: Green Bay 24, Denver 13.

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