Sell your tickets, put your Jennings jersey on Ebay, and pretend the Green Bay Packers do not exist.
At least, that’s what some people might do.
The first loss of the season is always the hardest. It’s the first time you really see your team in a bind. The first time you see them not come back. The first time you see them watch the scoreboard tick down with anger on their face as the game comes to an end. But it was going to happen.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel though. We’re the youngest team in the NFL, 2-1, and own the first place position in our division. Take a deep breath.
The Cowboys game was bad. I won’t deny that. Our running game never did much and our running defense decided to match that effort. I think the best answer is that the Cowboys are just a damn good team. Possibly the best team in the NFC that has the best offensive line in the entire NFL. But even with that line, we still got pressure.
That’s right, there were some good things that happened Sunday night. Jenkins played very well. Woodson was amazing. Collins continues to show this might be his year. Even Brandon Jackson stood out and said “Hey Mike, you might want to think about playing me more!”
Last week we held the Lions to under 50 rushing yards. This week we allowed 217. Yes, 217. Do you think that’ll happen weekly? I don’t. Props to the Cowboys but some of those were flukes(If Peprah gets extensive playing time, I’ll kill myself) or holding calls were ignored(Witten is the offensive version of Ahmad Carroll, but without the thrown laundry).
Owens got held in check. Romo was rattled. They were on the ropes. Their run game saved their life. Miles Austin got the benefit of having Owens and Witten being watched so closely and had a big day against Tramon Williams. There is no excuse for that but hopefully when we play them in the playoffs, Al Harris can stay on the field.
Rodgers played fine. He played within himself and made good decisions most of the game. He didn’t force throws and took a couple sacks, which unfortunately were probably the right move at the time. The Cowboys defense held their ground in the redzone multiple times and the first year starter couldn’t bang the ball in there. You have to give them credit for that.
The first loss of the season is always the hardest. At least it was against the best team in the NFC. At least we fought back and didn’t give up. We play the Bucs next week and I have no doubt in my mind we’ll end up being 3-1 when the final whistle blows. We weren’t going to go undefeated and most of us probably knew this was a game we might end up losing. We lost. It sucks, but it happens. There are a lot more games to play.