Aaron Rodgers has struggled against Mike Zimmer-coached defenses

Star Tribune - [Full Article]

For what it’s worth, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers faced Vikings HC Mike Zimmer’s defenses in Cincinnati twice. The Packers went 0-2 while Rodgers completed 57.3 percent of his passes for an average of 252.5 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions and a 74.8 passer rating.

Last year’s 64.5 rating in a 34-30 loss at Cincinnati was Rodgers’ third-lowest rating since 2009.

“I have a lot of respect for [Zimmer] and the job he does,” Rodgers said. “He’s always well prepared and very confusing at times with their schemes.”

“It gives you some similar works and they run different things out of it,” Rodgers said. “Different blitz schemes, different coverages behind it. They give you some issues with the protections, obviously. And his defenses in Cincinnati always covered very well with a lot of talented corners, much like Minnesota does.”

Fantasy Impact: 

We're expecting better numbers from Rodgers in this meeting, though the prep time is reduced on the short week. The Vikings don't have the defensive talent that Zimmer had in Cincinnati.

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