You know, I was really excited for this game before it actually happened. I was excited, everyone was excited, and I had never seen Packer nation so pumped for a game. Too bad the Packers offense couldn't manage the same kind of enthusiasm for its fan base. Here are your quick hits.
Packers 27 Eagles 20
Watch the Packers video highlights.
Watch Matthews sack Kolb.
I hate eating crow, but you win Bedard. You are the supreme being of everything Packers. I thought the Packers vs. Eagles was a fourteen point win at least. I was wrong. But, it should have been.
People seemed convinced that this offense came out too hyped up in the first half. I tend to think the opposite. I thought they came out flat, uninspired, and dare I say too prepared and too confident. At times it seemed like a practice out there to me. There was no sense of urgency, no killer instinct, and absolutely no passion shown by anyone other than John Kuhn.
I'm getting sick of seeing Greg Jennings with a big ass smile every time a play goes wrong. I don't see anything to smile about. Put your head down, run to the huddle, and wipe that grin off your face.
Aaron Rodgers, can we please see some fire. I agree with the pundits that your game was off. Perhaps, if you showed any kind of emotion or killer instinct that could change. You looked like you were having a day at the spa, not a football game.
Whoever told Rodgers to quit forcing it to Finley was stupid. Yes, he got a little over zealous in the first quarter. But, as soon as Rodgers quit looking at Finley, he was open underneath a bunch of times. Rodgers never saw him and probably wasn't looking.
Someone tell the offensive line that full speed starts in the first quarter. Thanks.
Great passion by the defense.
Morgan Burnett seems invisible to me. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but I have to fight to find him.
Sam Shields was exposed in the fourth quarter.
We need to see more out of Nick Barnett, period.
I remember bashing Kevin Greene for saying that Clay Matthews was the best linebacker he has ever seen. Maybe he was right?
Great job by the special teams all the way around (bar one live drive punt for Masthay). Absolutely outstanding effort on all fronts.
Tramon Williams, please catch easy interceptions. Thanks.
Justin Harrell, I was totally rooting for you. Welcome to the real world with a nice start most people don't get.
Michael Vick, I still despise you, although it's obvious you still have some skills. You should send a thank-you card to Big Ben.
Mason Crosby says, "Screw you guys."
That's about all I got. Don't get me wrong I am happy with the win. It's hard to go into a playoff team's house and come away with a victory, especially a sloppy one of sorts. Bottom line, the Packers probably had not done a ton of game planning for the Vick effect. If Kolb had played the whole game, I think the defense would have put up several more sacks at the very least. Vick is amazing at getting out of the pocket, and the Packers paid the price.
The defense rose to the occasion. The offense decided to just try and hang on.
Bring on the Bills, remember the Bucs.
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