Aaron Rodgers was both a hero and a goat today. Great final drive but just a monster mistake on the fumble on the goalline.
Where was Clay Matthews?
I feel like its 2008 again.
Shades of the first Bears game as well. The Packers offense was in command all through the first half. They just killed themselves.
Yes, Brandon Jackson was bad today, but he was also getting hit either before or as he got to the line of scrimmage a lot of the time. The "blocking" was atrocious.
That said, the running game will be much improved next week. Book it.
That was an impressive sack from Frank Zombo, made possible by the push from Matthews.
Lots of questionable decisions by McCarthy today. Not challenging the Gonzalez "catch" was the real head scratcher. You have three time outs left in the first half. What's the harm in risking one when the Falcons go no-huddle to try and preempt a challenge? Just throw the flag. Makes no sense.
Just some horrific tackling by the Packers today. Way too much "diving at the feet" of the ball carrier.
As dispiriting as this loss is, I don't feel bad about the Packers' chances in a possible rematch. The game was close and the Packers didn't play close to a complete game.
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