Since week 1 Green Bay Packers MVP Aaron Rodgers has sat out practice Wednesday through Friday, taken part Saturday and played Sunday.

The Green Bay Packers starting quarterback missing practice time during the week seems to be having a pervasive effect on the rest of the team.

Rodgers admits it’s difficult not to be able to fine-tune the offense during the week.

“I do love to compete,” Rodgers said. “There’s no doubt about it. It is difficult and different for me to not be out there. I’m one who always loves being out there because you’re not just competing but you’re working on things with the guys and working on the game plan, especially on days like Wednesday and Thursday.

“So that’s been obviously a struggle for me.”

Less than a month into the season, the Packers offense is still trying to find its rhythm. Hard to do when Rodgers isn’t practicing. But he’s good enough to get them to 8 wins on one good leg.