Aaron Rodgers did against his defense the previous time that the Packers faced the Patriots.“He killed us Elgton Jenkins Jersey ,” Belichick said of New England‘s 26-21 loss in Green Bay in 2014. “He does everything well. … He’s one of the great quarterbacks in the National Football League. No question about it.”Four years later, not a lot has changed about Belichick’s affinity for Rodgers or his abilities as the Patriots prepare to host Green Bay on Sunday night.It presents the latest challenge for a New England defense that has had issues slowing teams down this season, particularly in the secondary.Following the departure of defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to the Lions, the Patriots have struggled with consistency in 2018.They currently rank in the bottom half of the NFL in both total defense (25th, 383 yards per game) and passing yards allowed (22nd, 227 yards per game).Stopping the pass was a major issue in both of New England’s losses.Blake Bortles threw for 376 yards and four touchdowns, including a 61-yarder to Dede Westbrook in the fourth quarter of the Jaguars‘ 31-20 win in Week 2.A week later http://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Darnell-Savage-Jr.-Jersey , Matt Stafford had just nine incompletions and passed for 262 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Lions to a 26-10 victory.And though the Patriots were able to pull out a 43-40 win against the Chiefs, it came despite Patrick Mahomes lighting up the defense for 352 yards and four TDs through the air.The similarities in all those games were the ability of the three quarterbacks to create time and space with their legs.Rodgers isn’t expected to be as mobile as he continues to be slowed by the knee injury he sustained in Green Bay’s season opener. But he’s still managed to complete 61 percent of his passes while throwing for 13 touchdowns and just one interception.Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty was with the Titans in 2016 when they beat the Packers 47-25 in a game that saw Rodgers throw two interceptions.But he said he isn’t counting on getting anything less than Rodgers’ best this time around.“I really don’t want to compare anybody to Aaron Rodgers, so I won’t go that route,” McCourty said. “At the end of the day, however many football games you can play in preparation to help you get ready for this guy. … He’ll probably be the best quarterback we play against this year for sure.”Likewise, Rodgers is expecting to see various defensive looks from Belichick to get him off his game.“Bill is a phenomenal coach and he’s always going to have his guys ready to play,” he said. “They do a number of different things — they don’t just always major in one specific thing. They’re going to try to combat what you do best and take it away and get you off schedule and lock down the guys they want to take away and make you beat them with your third and fourth options.”New England’s secondary has shown improvement during its five-game win streak. Part of the reason is the support it has gotten up front from the defensive line.A week after giving up 31 points to Chicago Rashan Gary Jersey , the Patriots responded by limiting Buffalo’s offense to just six points on a day in which Tom Brady and his offense struggled.The defense had three sacks, including two from linebacker Kyle Van Noy. But the play of the game came from safety Devin McCourty, who picked off Buffalo quarterback Derek Anderson late in the fourth quarter and returned it 84 yards for a touchdown.New England’s 11 interceptions are tied for the second-most in the league through eight weeks.Defensive end Trey Flowers said helping the secondary find similar success against Rodgers will hinge on their ability to speed up Rodgers in the pocket.“We definitely will need to try to contain him as much as we can,” Flowers said. “You flush him out the pocket and he’s still good. Keep him in the pocket and he’s still great. We just gotta continue to push and get him rattled up a little bit and do the best we can.” The Green Bay Packers will be operating with a skeleton crew of cornerbacks this evening when they suit up for action against the Minnesota Vikings. A pair of key players at that position have been deactivated for tonight’s game: veteran Bashaud Breeland and second-year pro Kevin King.That will leave the Packers with four true cornerbacks healthy and active for today’s game: Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson, Tony Brown, and Will Redmond. However http://www.greenbaypackersteamonline.com/jace-sternberger-jersey , the team might be able to move Tramon Williams back to the boundary for portions of tonight’s game, since safety Kentrell Brice has returned from injury and is in the lineup. Any further injuries at the safety position would be difficult to deal with, however, as Raven Greene joins Breeland and King on the inactive list.Mike Daniels is also out for tonight’s game as expected, which paves the way for more snaps for Tyler Lancaster and Montravius Adams in his spot.On offense, the Packers are once again going to be without Randall Cobb, whose hamstring injury has cost him another game http://www.greenbaypackersteamonline.com/darnell-savage-jr.-jersey , but tight end Jimmy Graham is active despite breaking his thumb ten days ago in Seattle. Look for the Packers to give more snaps to Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis, however, to help ease Graham’s workload.Minnesota, meanwhile, ruled four players out on Friday, including starting safety Andrew Sendejo and key linebacker Ben Gedeon. Here are all of tonight’s inactives for both squads.Packers InactivesQB Tim BoyleCB Bashaud BreelandWR Randall CobbDL Mike DanielsS Raven GreeneCB Kevin KingOL Alex LightVikings InactivesWR Chad BeebeRB Mike BooneLB Ben GedeonDT Jalyn HolmesTE David MorganS Andrew SendejoQB Kyle Sloter