Whoops, sorry for the blank post. Somehow everything deleted in the posting process. Kind of sums up the entire game if you ask me. Let’s put this in perspective: this is not the 1987 Packers that sucked dead toads through a straw. What is a Packers’ season without laying an egg somewhere around the 3/4 of the way through the season mark? No, I didn’t predict the loss nor did I want it. But in 2010 it was the road game in Detroit. Last year it was the road game in Kansas City. See a pattern here? Sometimes there are benefits of getting one’s butt handed to you on a platter that helps reset things.

  • Rodgers pass to Nelson in the opening offensive drive was a thing of beauty. Great awareness on Nelson’s part and knowing where the out of bounds line was the whole time.
  • Too bad that was the one and only high point of the game.
  • Rodger was off and seemed lost most of the game.
  • But can you blame him? He spent most of the time either running for his life or looking for his teeth on the turf.
  • Pass Protection. Say it with me. If a team does not have this, do not be surprised when it only ekes out 10 points for the whole game.
  • Marshall Newhouse looked outplayed and outmatched to the point I wondered if he had just given up. When when he wasn’t getting in Rodgers’ way, he was playing an active role bringing Rodgers to the ground. Not  a good thing if your one and only job is to protect your money maker.
  • But don’t be lining up to kill the guy. What other options do we have?
  • But he wasn’t the only one flat-footed. The pocket collapsed far to quickly on every play this week.
  • I know the running game hasn’t been the same since Benson went out with his foot injury, but there is absolutely no reason to give up on it because a team that throws the ball nine out of ten times becomes painfully predictable after one drive.
  • Dear Packers, you do have a screen pass buried somewhere in the playbook, yes?
  • Yes, Finley dropped another one. But before you get ready to send the mob out for him, he also had the foresight to go after the ball that got bumped up like a volleyball and he prevented an interception.
  • Did Donald Driver even suit up? Or was that his face I saw on a milk carton tonight.
  • McMillan, I know you were frustrated. So was I. But I have no sympathy for you when you are out five figures this week for your cheapshot at the end of the game. At first glance, I thought you were just proving the first law of physics: bodies in motion stay in motion. But after further review, you were dirty. Stinky stank dirty. And crap like that will neither put you in good graces with the coach nor will it ever help your ailing team. Ever. Please see N. Suh for a reference.
  • No, I can’t spell Suh’s first name. I’m too tired to even care at this point.
  • The secondary apparently decided to take a pass on this game and stay home and gorge on turkey leftovers.
  • Seriously, the zone coverage does not work. For the love of god, Capers, please make a note of that
  • I’ll stop dogpiling on my team. After all, let’s put this in perspective. They are still in the playoff hunt.
  • In fact they are only one game out of first place in the NFC North, and if the playoffs were to start tomorrow, they would be the first seed Wild Card.
  • Try not to toss the baby out with the bathwater, people. This week gave us a garbage game where players like Matthews and Jennings could heal.
  • Back to the drawing board tomorrow. Regroup. Rebound. Reload.
  • Things could be worse. Our team could be the Vikings heading into Lambeau next week to face a very angry Green Bay Packers.
 

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