Packers’ Aaron Rodgers can’t handle the pressure

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Here’s the good news for the Bears with a week to go before they face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field: Aaron Rodgers is one of the worst quarterbacks in the league when he’s under pressure.

The bad news for the Bears: They have the fourth-worst pass rush in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. But if they can find a way to rattle Rodgers, they should be able to slow him down.

Through eight games, the Packers QB has dropped back to pass 83 times — and hit the deck 17 times —for a sack percentage of 20.5 percent. Only five other QBs have been sacked under pressure with greater regularity.

(For your viewing pleasure, here’s a clip of Rodgers sacking himself last season against the Seattle Seahawks.)

While his passing game is virtually unstoppable when he has time, some pressure yields the fourth-worst completion percentage of quarterbacks with at least 200 total pass attempts. Here’s a closer look at the stats:

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… But if the Bears give him time to throw the deep ball, they’re likely to get burned. Rodgers ranks near the top in both total yardage and accuracy percentage on passes of 20 yards or more.

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