This Packers defense desperately needs to get Ryan Pickett back.
Speaking of the defense - what is with the huge cushions the Packers' defensive backs keep giving opposing receivers? I could understand it if you were up against, say, DeSean Jackson. But a 12 yard cushion for Roy Williams? Really?
And speaking of huge cushions, its no secret how opposing coordinators are attacking the Packers on third down. They know they're going to get a blitz from Capers, so they do one of two things. They either have their receivers run swallow crossing stuff under the huge cushions, or if the defensive backs are up near the line of scrimmage, they run them off with some vertical stuff and release the back or a tight end late behind the blitz. It happens week after week and it is absolutely killing the Packers.
Nice start from Jermichael Finley, but I would have liked to see him hold onto that first one he dropped (that second one was a catch if the refs actually applied, you know, the rules)
Mike Neal actually flashed something tonight - in the 4th quarter after the game was long decided against a horrible pass blocking offensive line - but something.
Fantastic job by a very patchwork offensive line tonight. Marshall Newhouse in particular should get a mention for doing just enough to keep Julius Peppers at bay. Rodgers' quick release and decision making obviously helps, but the guys did a great job up front.
If I'm Mike McCarthy, I have Matt Flynn make his second career start next week against the Lions.
The road to Super Bowl XLVI goes through Green Bay.