2012 NFL Season: Over-Under Predictions

CBSSports.com Staff
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Rodgers looked superb last season, but he has unfinished business. (US Presswire)  
Rodgers looked superb last season, but he has unfinished business. (US Presswire)    

Will Aaron Rodgers pass for 5,500 yards in 2012?

Aaron Rodgers: 5,500 yards passing. Over or under?
Pete Prisco
Pete Prisco
There is talk of 6,000 yards. That's a bit much. But I think Rodgers will get to 5,000. Thatís because the Packers don't have much in terms of a running game and he uses the short passing game to compensate. He threw for 4,643 yards last year, but going up another 1,000 yards is a tough task. He will get to 5,000. But he isn't getting to 5,500.

Under

Clark Judge
Clark Judge
Look, he had his best year ever last year and still didn't come close to breaking 5,000 yards. Winter arrives early in Green Bay. This is not the Superdome. Yards can be difficult to produce in December.

Under

Mike Freeman
Mike Freeman
By the time Rodgers' career is done, he might own the majority of NFL passing records. He's that good. And he will begin that assault this year by approaching the 6,000 yard barrier.

Over

Jason La Canfora
Jason La Canfora
The weapons just keep coming. I still have a feeling they won't be an elite rushing team and Rodgers clearly has the chops to assault Dan Marino's mark one year after Drew Brees toppled it. The passing game carries the day league-wide and guys like Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb will keep improving.

Over

Pat Kirwan
Pat Kirwan
Rodgers is an awesome QB, but 5,500 yards means averaging 344 yards per game. The Packers will not keep pouring on the passing game with a lead, and at home they figure to have some big leads. Reaching 5,500 yards would be 857 more than he has ever thrown for in a season. He has missed a game in each of the past two seasons and that would make it even tougher to cross the 5,500 yard mark.

Under

Will Brinson
Will Brinson
The math here is simple, as the Packers will be better on defense. Factor in the addition of a late-game grinder like Cedric Benson and I could see them winging the ball around less in 2012.

Under

Josh Katzowitz
Josh Katzowitz
There's no question in my mind that Rodgers had one of the best seasons ever put forth by an NFL quarterback in 2011. He didn't lead the league in passing yards, and he didn't win the Super Bowl. But his consistency every week was sublime, and it was a pleasure to watch him spell-bind an opposing defense every week. Even though it didn't happen last year, Rodgers will struggle at some point this season and will lose his chance at a mark like 5,500.

Under

Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson
In 15 games a year ago, when the Packers didn't even pretend to have a running game, Rodgers threw for 4,643 yards. With Cedric Benson now in the backfield, the Packers could feature a more balanced attack in 2012.

Under

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