Healthy secondary key to slowing down Aaron Rodgers

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Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers currently have the NFL’s No. 1 offense, and it’s no surprise it’s been on the strength of Aaron Rodgers’ arm. Rodgers was honored this week by the NFL for his most recent performance against the Washington Redskins, which saw him pass for 480 yards on 34/42 passing with four touchdowns in the 38-20 victory. The league named Rodgers the NFC Offensive Player of the week, and through two weeks, he looks like an early favorite for league MVP honors.

And his opponent this week will be the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals ended Monday’s 20-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers with just three healthy cornerbacks and now must face Rodgers and his NFL-leading offense.