Game Recap: The Grinch couldn't steal this victory away

Packers pull off a 33-30 win over the Panthers by the skin of their teeth to save Christmas 

As much as the defense tried to ruin the holiday for us, Jordan Love, Aaron Jones, and Romeo Doubs wouldn't let them. What should've been a trouncing of a struggling Panthers team instead ended up being a nail-biter to the final second. I'll take this win and happily go into my holiday festivities, but I can't help but have a bad taste in my mouth after this one.

I'd say it was a pretty good game for the Packers' offense as Aaron Jones was able to bend the Panthers' defense to his will compiling a total of 135 all-purpose yards. Jordan Love also put together a pretty clean game with 219 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. My only gripe would be the three-and-out late which put a tired Packers defense back out on the field after giving up a frustrating 4.5-minute drive that ended up in the end-zone. It's a gripe I've had for some time now that this team needs to put together more complimentary football if they want to get anywhere. 

The defense had a great start. They got a lot of great pressure on Bryce Young forcing some errant throws and held them to only 10 points in the first half. But the second half was terrible. The jokes were everywhere this week that Joe Barry's defense would make Bryce Young look like a stud, and it sure did as he threw for 312 yards and 2 touchdowns. The defense let Carolina right back in the game with 20 points in the second half and nearly gave them the tying score to take the game to OT.

But a victory is a victory, let's get to the recap:

First Quarter:

The Packers deferred possession to the second half so Bryce Young and the Panthers offense began the game from their own 15-yard line after a holding call on the kick return. After a nice 9-yard pass by Young to start the drive, he would be sacked on second down split between Quay Walker and Preston Smith, and with an incompletion on third down the Panthers would punt it away. However, after Lukas Van Ness ran into the punter on the kick, the Packers would be called for roughing the kicker, giving the Panthers 15 yards and the first down at their 32-yard line to continue the drive. A tough call to take after initially forcing a three and out. With the Panthers' offense getting a do-over on their first drive the Packers' defense stopped runs on first and second down, before Bryce Young sailed his third-down pass out of bounds to almost repeat the three and out previously. This time there’s no roughing the kicker on the punt and the Packers will take over on offense from their own 20-yard line with 11:28 remaining in the opening quarter.  

The first play from scrimmage, Aaron Jones took a handoff to the left for ten yards and wasn’t done there as the second play from scrimmage he broke out again for another 13 yards and the Packers' second first down of the drive. It was the Jones show for another two plays collecting 11 yards between a short run and a reception before Tucker Kraft would take the Packers into the redzone with a 27-yard catch hurdling his way to the Carolina 19. Aaron Jones would continue his ownership of the drive with a 12-yard run before Vonn Bell would be called for DPI in the endzone on Romeo Doubs taking the Packers to the 1-yard line where AJ Dillon would plow his way into the endzone on his first carry for the touchdown. A statement drive mainly on the legs of Aaron Jones as the Packers would go up 7-0 in this one with 7:30 remaining in the first.  

After the kickoff return to the 31-yard line, the Panthers would take over again for their second drive. After a run stop on first down and an offsides call on Devonte Wyatt on second, Bryce Young would hit Tremble for a 30-yard gain down to the Packers’ 34-yard line. On first down following that play the Panthers tried to run a reverse flea flicker, but Kenny Clark said no way blowing up the play and forcing Young to just throw the ball away. Great penetration by Clark on that one disrupting the play. After two more incompletions, Eddie Pineiro would attempt a 52-yard field goal and drill it through the uprights, however, Devonte Wyatt would be called for offsides a second time on the drive, but the penalty would be declined. The Panthers get within 4 to take the score to 7-3 with 5:24 remaining in the first quarter. The Packers defense had a great drive but that 30-yard pass to Tremble was the only play the Panthers needed to get some points on the board.  

After Keisean Nixon would take the kickoff out of the endzone, the Packers would begin their drive from the 21-yard line. The Aaron Jones show kicked off the drive again as Jones bounced out to the right and took the carry for 39 yards to the Carolina 40-yard line. Bo Melton would be introduced to the game after this as he would get his first catch of the game for 17 yards and then take a reverse 7 yards down to the Carolina 16-yard line. Two rushing attempts only generating three yards would follow before the Packers were faced with 3rd and 7 from the 10-yard line where Jordan Love would hit Tucker Kraft for a gain of 8 and a first and goal inside the 2-yard line. Love would hand off to Aaron Jones twice, but he would not reach the endzone before the first quarter would expire. 

Second Quarter:

Facing third and goal to go from the one-yard line the Packers' offense would start the second quarter with Jordan Love pushing the pile into the endzone for the touchdown. On the extra point however, again this season we can’t have nice things as the snap is a bit high which maybe threw off the rhythm a bit resulting in a missed extra point and the Packers going up 13-3 with 14:57 remaining in the half. 

The Panthers would get a good kick return to their 33-yard line but again there would be a holding penalty on the return pushing them back to their 23. After forcing 3rd and 7, Carolina would get the first down on a nice 19-yard throw from Young to DJ Chark to the Carolina 45-yard line. Facing third down again Bryce Young would make a great throw hitting Adam Thielen for a 17-yard gain down to the Packers’ 33-yard line where Chuba Hubbard would take it further on first down on a 13-yard run to the Packers 20. On the very next play, Smith-Marsette would take an end-around the distance for the touchdown taking the score to 13-10 with 10:29 remaining in the half. A quick drive there for the Panthers offense where we basically saw the Packers’ defense of old, unfortunately.  

Starting the drive at their 25, Love would hit Doubs right away on a 13-yard pass to the 38 before a false start would get Rasheed Walker pushing the Packers backward for 2nd and 12. Jordan Love would recover those yards on an 11-yard run before Jordan Love bobbled the snap and threw incomplete to Wicks on third down. However, on the play, Gross-Matos of the Panthers would be called for roughing the passer tacking on 15 yards for the Packers and the first down at the Carolina 38-yard line. After this though, the Packers would only get 3 yards on AJ Dillon’s legs before Anders Carlson would drill a 53-yard field goal right down Broadway to give the Packers a 16-10 lead with 7:51 remaining in the half.  

The Panthers starting off the drive from their own 25 picked up where they left off with two pass plays totaling 29 yards to the Packers’ 47-yard line. After two plays getting within a yard, the Packers' defense stopped Chuba Hubbard short of the line to gain on third down. The Panthers went for it on fourth and Kingsley Enagbare got the initial penetration off the edge before Isaiah McDuffie stuffed Hubbard behind the line for the turnover on downs.  

The Packers offense took over with 4:12 remaining on the clock before the half at their own 40-yard line. On 2nd down Love hit Bo Melton for his second catch of the game for the first down on a 14-yard catch to the CAR 46. A five-yard pass to Tucker Kraft and a 3-yard run by Aaron Jones would take us to the two-minute warning with the Packers set up 1st and 10. A catch for no gain and an incompletion would set up 3rd and 10 where Love would hit Bo Melton again, this time for an 11-yard gain and a first down to the CAR 23. Three plays later, Jordan Love would scramble, and Dontayvion Wicks would get open where Jordan Love would hit him for the touchdown. After the extra point, the Packers would go up 23-10 on the Panthers with 0:49 remaining in the half.  

The Panthers would take over at their own 23 where two incompletions and a nine-yard catch later, the Panthers would punt the ball away as the Packers would take over with 18 seconds left at their own 21 and three timeouts.  

First play of the drive, Carolina would be called for DPI on Donte Jackson moving the ball to the 37 before Love would be hurried and throw an incompletion on the next play. With 6 seconds left, Love would hit Wicks for an 8-yard gain with 1 second left on the clock. With one play remaining, Love would throw a Hail Mary that would fall incomplete taking us to halftime.  

Third Quarter:

Receiving the ball to begin the half the Packers’ offense would unfortunately put together their worst drive of the game going three and out following a Jordan Love sack on 2nd down that resulted in a 12-yard loss. Whelan would punt it away and the Panthers would take over at their own 28-yard line with 13:31 remaining in the 3rd.  

The Panthers' offense would get out to a good start converting on third down for the down reset on a three-yard run by Hubbard. Several plays later the Panthers would fall short of the line to gain on a pass on third down, but they would go for it and Bryce Young would take a sneak 2-yards picking up the first down up the middle to the Packers’ 36-yard line. Two plays later Bryce Young would sail a ball for the endzone where Jaire Alexander would run into the defender and not be called for DPI, however, McDuffie would instead be called for roughing the passer on Bryce Young giving the Panthers a first down and 15 yards to the Packers’ 20-yard line. Two more runs by Young and Hubbard each later and the Panthers would be set up first and goal from the Packers 6-yard line. Two plays later, Hubbard would head up the middle and into the endzone for the touchdown. After the extra point sailed wide left, the Panthers would cut the lead to 7. The score is now 23-16 with 5:11 remaining in the 3rd. 

After a good return by Keisean Nixon to the Packers' 34, Jordan Love hit Romeo Doubs up the middle for a 26-yard catch, which Doubs fumbled but every cheesehead alive was glad to see Josiah Deguara as he fell on it immediately at the CAR 33-yard line to save the drive for the Packers. Two plays later Aaron Jones would reach 100 yards rushing on the day with a 10-yard run to the CAR 21. Two plays later the Packers faced 3rd and 2 from the CAR 13 where Aaron Jones would pick up the first down, down to the CAR 7-yard line. Two AJ Dillon runs totaling 2 yards would round out the third quarter with the Packers up 23-16 and knocking on the door in scoring position. 

Fourth Quarter:

The Packers would begin the 4th and final quarter with 3rd and goal from the Carolina 5-yard line. On third down Jordan Love would hit Romeo Doubs on the five-yard touchdown pass, and after the extra point, the score would move to 30-16 Packers with 14:57 remaining in the game. 

After the kickoff, the Panthers' offense would begin their first drive of the final quarter from their own 21-yard line where Young would hit Thielen immediately on a one-handed grab for a 16-yard gain to the 37-yard line.  A few plays later, on third down Bryce Young would sail a pass intended for Chark incomplete bringing up fourth down. Before the punt, Carolina would be called for delay of game pushing them back five yards before the punt where the Packers would take over at their own 11-yard line.  

Taking over deep in their own territory with 12:37 remaining on the clock, an incomplete pass, and a short AJ Dillon run would set the Packers at 3rd and 9 where Love would throw an incompletion intended for Bo Melton. The defender with a good play on the ball and the Packers would need to punt the ball away. Following the 48-yard punt to the Carolina 40, the Panthers would take over in good field position with 11:38 remaining on the clock.  

Two plays into their drive Young would hit Thielen for a 15-yard gain to the Packers 45-yard line. On third and 1 Smith-Marsette would pick up the first down, but Carolina would be called for unnecessary roughness pushing them backward before Preston Smith would sack Bryce Young for a loss of 7. Two plays later the Panthers would face 3rd and 12 where Young would hit DJ Chark for the first down. Chark would fumble the ball and a scuffle would ensue to recover the football, but Carolina would end up with possession. Devonte Wyatt would be called for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play, his third flag of the game and Carolina would proceed from the Packers’ 11-yard line. The next play Young would hit Chark for the 11-yard touchdown. Carolina would line up for a two-point conversion which Bryce Young would scramble for the 2-points, but Carolina would be called for holding on the play resulting in them instead settling for the extra point which would sail wide-left. No good. The score would move to 30-22 with 7:14 remaining in the game. 

After the kickoff, the Packers would take over at their own 25 with a decision of whether to be aggressive for another score or to just run the clock a bit. After a 6-yard Aaron Jones run and a –1-yard catch by Patrick Taylor the Packers were faced with 3rd down where a Jordan Love pass to Bo Melton would sail incomplete. It was debatable there should've been DPI on the play, but no call, and the Packers kicked it away.  

The Panthers offense would take over at their own 30-yard line with 5:47 remaining. On 3rd and 2, Bryce Young hit DJ Chark for a 20-yard gain. With a 15-yard penalty tacked on for Unnecessary roughness on Anthony Johnson Jr. For a helmet-to-helmet hit, the Panthers would get down to the Packers’ 27-yard line where Young would hit Thielen for a 17-yard gain to the 10 before DJ Chark would catch another touchdown the next play. Carolina would need to line up for the two-point conversion to tie and they would easily convert on a Blackshear rush into the endzone. The score was now tied 30-30 with 4:05 remaining in the game.  

Taking over at their 25-yard line, the Packers put together two Aaron Jones rushes for 6 yards before being faced with 3rd and 4 where Love would hit Doubs 36 yards downfield to the Panthers' 33-yard line. The play would be challenged but would be upheld, the call stands, and the Packers would run one more play before the two-minute warning. After the two-minute warning Love hit Kraft for a 20-yard gain to the Carolina 13-yard line. The Packers were set to run the clock at this point forcing the Panthers to use their timeouts as they’d only run it three times for a few yards before taking a timeout with 22 seconds left on the clock to send out Anders Carlson for a 32-yard field goal which he’d drill right down the middle. The Packers would take the lead 33-30 with 0:19 remaining on the clock.  

After the kickoff, the Panthers would have 19 seconds and zero timeouts to get into field goal range. They nearly did it. Two catches for 44 yards between Thielen and Chark got the Panthers the distance but they couldn’t spike the ball in time to stop the clock.  

This one wraps up with the Packers winning 33-30 to move to 7-8 on the season.  

Offensive Player of the Game:

This goes to Aaron Jones hands down. Early in the game, it was the Jones show. The Panthers had no answers for him earlier where he was the difference maker. 21 carries for 127 yards and then 1 catch for 8 yards. It was a welcome back to the show game for Jones. I only wish he could've gotten into the endzone. 

Defensive Player of the Game:

I'm putting this one as a tie between Isaiah McDuffie and Preston Smith. McDuffie had some big tackles tying for the team lead, including a big tackle on fourth down of Chuba Hubbard to turn the ball over after the initial penetration by Enagbare. Preston Smith finished with 1.5 sacks including a big one late in the game that should've been a drive-killer but alas, our defense happened. 

What Went Right:

Aaron Jones having a monster of a game really set the tone early. 

Jordan Love continues to have some clutch throws including the big one late to Romeo Doubs that set up the game-winning field goal. 

Bo Melton got to show off that he could be a force in the future with a nice four-catch 44-yard game.

What Went Wrong:

Joe Barry. I don't know how this defense can look so good at times but look so terrible a single drive later. We know he's not getting fired yet, but we need to move on from this guy after the season. 

Devonte Wyatt's penalties. This was a bad game for Wyatt jumping offside twice and then his unnecessary roughness call late pushed the Panthers closer to scoring range. That can't continue. 

Looking Forward:

Moving ahead to next week, the Packers will head to US Bank Stadium in Minnesota for their second game of the season against the Vikings on Sunday night football. That's right, your New Year's Eve party will consist of some Packers football. In the Packers' first meeting with the Vikings this season they were defeated in an embarrassing 24-10 loss at home. So, the Pack will definitely be looking for a little payback. The Vikings will be coming off their match-up with the Detroit Lions where they were defeated and still fighting for their playoff lives just like the Packers. This game could be a deciding factor for both teams in whether or not they have a post-season birth so it's sure to be a good one before the clock strikes midnight to begin 2024. Until then, I hope you all have a great Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Go Pack Go. 

 

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Greg Meinholz is a lifelong devoted Packer fan. A contributor to CheeseheadTV as well as PackersTalk. Follow him on Twitter @gmeinholz for Packers commentary, random humor, beer endorsements, and occasional Star Wars and Marvel ramblings.

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ddepula418's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:04 pm

Fire Joe Barry, almost blew it for them again. 1 more second on the clock and the game is tied.

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TOMMY'63's picture

December 26, 2023 at 12:01 pm

Sorry mate, dc Barry is a symptom of the problems concerning the defence, monsieur LaFleur is the cancer , " the good art" is the man who send him the players. The president ? Doesn't give a rats ass ? This team shall never win until the 1265 Lombardi ave is totally cleaned out .

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ddepula418's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:04 pm

Did I mention Fire Joe Barry?

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CanPackFan's picture

December 25, 2023 at 12:04 pm

Ah, I see we have 5 fans of Joe Barry! Must be LaFleur and Barry's family!

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ddepula418's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:04 pm

Joe Barry stinks, fire him!

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ddepula418's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:05 pm

Panthers have not scored more than 20 points in 8 games, UNTIL Joe Barry comes along. Fire Joe Barry!

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ddepula418's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:07 pm

Merry Christmas everyone, EXCEPT Joe Barry. Fire him!

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Houndog's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:18 pm

Nah, C'Mon man! That's cold!
Let him have a Merry Christmas.
Then call him at 6 AM on Tuesday morning and fire his ass!

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Green Bay Shareholder's picture

December 24, 2023 at 09:09 pm

Even more radical - stop payment on his game check !

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Aldo's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:12 pm

LeFleur's lack of responsilibity for his coaching staff will haunt him for however long he is in the NFL. Keeping Barry on his staff is not only irresponsible, it refkects a lack of regard for his players. Those who want tickets to watch the Joe Barry Keystone Cops defense have no appreciation for good football.

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Houndog's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:44 pm

Aldo,
"LeFleur's lack of responsilibity for his coaching staff will haunt him for however long he is in the NFL".
As former NFL coach Jerry Glanville once said "The letters NFL stand for 'Not For Long' if you keep doing shit like that".

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TOMMY'63's picture

December 26, 2023 at 12:17 pm

True, but he wasn't much of a coach,was he ? He believed that favre was Mississippi shit of a qb, no? Mr wolf proved that worthless hc , how truly he was mistaken!!!

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Houndog's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:15 pm

Wow!
That's a really long article, and I found myself trying to speed read toward the end, but here's what I got in a nutshell. Admittedly, I've read between the lines a little bit too, but the gist of it was;
There is some pretty good talent on this team, and the younger guys are a big part of that, offensively and defensively. And, the veterans you mention are NOT exactly over the hill trash.
So now, if the coaching staff was half as good as the talent in the locker room, we'd be fine, or at least better, right?
I agree.
Thanks Greg

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Tundraboy's picture

December 24, 2023 at 11:43 pm

Sound logic.

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Lphill's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:19 pm

Jordan Love is having a very good first season as a starter but Joe Barry is stealing the spot light for all the wrong reasons .Bryce Young had a career day no surprise.

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RosserPackfan's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:20 pm

The defense was supposed to carry this young team this season. What the hell is going on out there? Love has bailed this passive defense out how many times this season? What a joke. Barry should've never been given his THIRD chance to prove he is shit as a coordinator. When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

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SinceLombardi's picture

December 25, 2023 at 06:28 am

And in that regard.. thinking of Pettine, Mennenga, Drayton and Barry… Matt LeFleur has shown you who he is.

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Coldworld's picture

December 25, 2023 at 08:41 am

I don’t want another season of LaFleur. He’s shown himself to be incapable as a leader. Getting rid of Barry is more than necessary, but it won’t change LaFleur’s inability to lead.

Merry Christmas to all.

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croatpackfan's picture

December 25, 2023 at 02:08 pm

Well, he inherited Pettine from Mike McCarthy and one of the Mark WANI Murphy request was that he need to keep Pettine until his contract expires. He agreed!

Merry Christmas to all Packers fans and all people of good will!

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GA-Packer's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:20 pm

Just maybe some of the players on defense just aren't good. Stocks gave up 2 TDs. They can’t stop any team. Not even a two-win team.

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TOMMY'63's picture

December 26, 2023 at 12:30 pm

and many hear want Leonhard as dc, do they know that Leonhard. Runs the the same defensive schemes and systems of pettine and Barry ? Very true .

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RosserPackfan's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:21 pm

Don't look now. Mullens career passing day is up next.

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White92's picture

December 24, 2023 at 07:18 pm

Cotton headed ninny Mullens

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THESZOTMAN1's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:22 pm

Wayne Larivee called Carlson's field goal the "stocking stuffer."
Little did he know that the Grinch was about to snatch the stocking off the mantlepiece. 1 less tick of the clock and he'd have done it.
And one thing for sure ---- if the game goes to OT ----- we LOSE!
Such a frustrating day.
Hard to muster up a hearty "Go Pack Go".
The Szotman
ps-Jb's gotta go. Now. The entire fan base can't be wrong.

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Houndog's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:25 pm

Has LaFlake called Al Harris' or Charles Woodson's agent(s) yet?

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Renllaw's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:46 pm

He definitely should, either would be an upgrade at defensive coordinator. I know you meant to suit up. But I dont think its a player problem.

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TOMMY'63's picture

December 26, 2023 at 12:40 pm

Monsieur La Fleur , a mediocre oc over his head! He seems to be a young Lindy Infante? At least they're no more Lombardi packers to be the next future head coaches!!!

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Bure9620's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:33 pm

The positive part of the season is we have found a QB and we will not be drafting one...Joe Barry is DONE.

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EnemyTerritory's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:40 pm

I think Barry deserves yet another season. He alone has made career years for QBs and RBs wearing the other teams Jerseys. As MLF said, consistency is key. There are many many more QBs and RBs that have not yet been gifted by the bend and break JB Defense. Sadly the packers offense did not get the message about screwing up the Bears draft pick/s.

Merry Christmas to all. Good Cheers to the Lions.

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Wilment's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:53 pm

Where to start? Great to have AJ back, interesting to see how much better Love plays when he doesnt have to carry the team. Good game for him including that late dime to put them in position to win it Now, the defense. We gave up 400 yards and thirty points to a pathetic panthers team. Second week in a row the d has made a so so qb look like a world beater. The last drive was nuts, almost lost it all with 19 seconds to go. If the Panthers weren't so inept, they might have won this one Good news is thats 7 wins, lets see if we can win the final two. GOPACKGO!

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CanPackFan's picture

December 25, 2023 at 12:15 pm

This is a nice sentiment. But really, I cannot see how the Vikes won't clean our clocks next week. Even with a Mullins at QB. We have a great young QB. But we are hamstrung with a pathetic DC and cowardly HC.

Objectively, after seeing our lack of defensive competency over the last 3 weeks, can we HONESTLY say that we're a playoff worthy team?

I for one will enjoy watching the offense grow with a great young QB and receivers. Thank god Barry has nothing to do with them!

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albert999's picture

December 24, 2023 at 04:54 pm

This team is pathetic
And coaches

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CanPackFan's picture

December 25, 2023 at 12:19 pm

The coaches certainty are pathetic! I won't say that about the players. Poor coaching can make even the best players look bad! And the dynamic duo certainly have perfected that part of their act!

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NFLfan's picture

December 24, 2023 at 05:02 pm

There are so many 'energy draining players and coaches on the Packers: I would not miss one of these people as they drain the team.

-Joe Barry
-Adam Stenavich
-Matt LaFleur
-David Bakhtiari
-Jaire Alexander
-Darnell Savage
-John Runyon
-Butkus
-De' Vondre Campbell
-Josiah Deguara
-Royce Newman.

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Ima Payne's picture

December 24, 2023 at 11:02 pm

Aaron Jones and Watson too. Cant put points on the board and help the team baby sitting the bench for half the season. These two went missing way to much to make up for the little they contribute when healthy.
Stokes has to go to he is a moron who has no clue how to play NFL football.

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jjbathgate66's picture

December 27, 2023 at 09:13 am

This soft mentality has to end, when you think of the great teams over the years, Steelers, 85 Bears, Dolphins, Pats it always starts with defense. Brady sure was all time but he never had to deal with a swiss cheese defense that AR did. Steel Curtain, No name Dolphins, Jim McMahon had defense. It starts there, fire this clown Joe Barry and rebuild this group with guys that love the game first not their paychecks first. JA one great year never going to make us forget Al Harris, Sam Shields, Ken Ellis, Willie Wood. These guys played hard so tired of hearing the stars of this team didn't participate in practice. Soft

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SinceLombardi's picture

December 25, 2023 at 06:32 am

Gotta put Watson and Stokes on that list. Often injured players are distractions. They rarely contribute when you need them. In reality, Stokes isn’t even that good. And we have wide receivers covered.. we don’t need a player that requires a nurse.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

December 25, 2023 at 05:31 pm

Ja and Savage contribute. I don't know if their contracts will be worth it, and dead cap hit is another consideration.

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jjbathgate66's picture

December 26, 2023 at 06:08 am

JA,Savage, Stokes No. 1 picks for the Pack and they all are just soft. 3 together don't have the sack of one. Addition by subtraction.

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TOMMY'63's picture

December 26, 2023 at 12:56 pm

send a letter of personal gratification and accomplishments to Sir Guttenkunst, ' the great art' for his vision and wisdom in his precious selections!! Must include as packer reporter stated after the draft . Dillinger, demurra as " phenonomons " really ? Why do packers journalists report most of the draft picks as "phenonomons " ? Just think if the great Lombardi never decided to come green bay, ? We would have been the photocopy of the Detroit Lions,true but sad !!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

December 24, 2023 at 05:03 pm

Thanks Greg!

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GVPacker's picture

December 24, 2023 at 05:03 pm

Let me guess Bryce Young had his best game as a pro today?

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Ima Payne's picture

December 24, 2023 at 11:00 pm

actually he did

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

December 25, 2023 at 05:32 pm

By a mile, yes.

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Guynorge's picture

December 24, 2023 at 06:05 pm

What is wrong with JAlexander? Trade this guy. He was not supposed to be at the coin toss. His head is too big and his skin is too thin. The only reason he played was it was in front of his hommies. Get a 2 for him and move on. Worthless.

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barutanseijin's picture

December 24, 2023 at 09:49 pm

No one is giving up a second round pick for Alexander.

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SinceLombardi's picture

December 25, 2023 at 06:33 am

Yeah , I agree . His stick has plummeted. He just doesn’t want to tackle either.
And it will take MLF two years to figure that out. Shades of Kevin King.

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stockholder's picture

December 24, 2023 at 07:01 pm

Even though they won. I say they Quit.
Very Lucky.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 24, 2023 at 09:03 pm

Obviously the defense quit. Seems like Love brought home the winner. I fell asleep listening to Wayne and the Rock by halftime. The score was 23-10. What happened?

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Tundraboy's picture

December 24, 2023 at 11:49 pm

Oh you can probably guess. Nothing unusual.

3 points
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CanPackFan's picture

December 25, 2023 at 12:33 pm

What happened was that LaFleur allowed Barry Ball to resurface in the second half. Not even a 2 TD lead is safe against the worst team in the league with Barry at the helm! The only thing mire pathetic than Barry are his supporters!

3 points
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jhtobias's picture

December 24, 2023 at 07:12 pm

Merry Christmas

I have a question who actually runs the coaching staff ! Is it Murphy is it Gute or is it Lafluer .

I hope all three are happy because this defensive coaching has turned into absolute malpractice and not a darn thing has been done in two years to fix it .

I truly believe if it is Lafluer he should 100 percent be removed from his coaching duties immediately, because he is not fit to be a leader and any other business would have let him go along time ago for this malpractice with Berry and his Staff

If it is Gute or Murphy then those two jokers should be assigned to single A Ball.

Merry Christmas

9 points
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Coldworld's picture

December 24, 2023 at 11:02 pm

LaFleur reports directly to Murphy and only to Murphy.

4 points
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vin0770's picture

December 25, 2023 at 12:57 pm

Opie came up with the brilliant idea of three silos, Gute, MLF and Ball all reporting to him so the only GM in the league that can’t fire the coach is the neutered Gute. Problem is, what if the guy running things and everyone reports to is a gap tooth idiot box? You can change everything by firing one out of touch moron and let things work out from there. If the fallout that the next guy in charge wants his own GM and HC….oh well. There is no mystery to what the answer currently is…so Just Do It!

3 points
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croatpackfan's picture

December 25, 2023 at 02:23 pm

It is interesting that after 6 seasons Packers fans does not know what scheme of football operations he established. Baffling!

1 points
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NJ-RICK's picture

December 24, 2023 at 07:21 pm

I couldn't agree more. Lets start with replacing the people in the front office and working our way down. Nothing will happen until the Bears beat us in final game of the season. Then the Axe will fall....

3 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 24, 2023 at 09:07 pm

One can can only Wish. Happy Holidays...have Faith.

4 points
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Ima Payne's picture

December 24, 2023 at 11:00 pm

Amen brother

0 points
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Packers0808's picture

December 24, 2023 at 07:57 pm

Bury Barry Christmas!

6 points
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harleycops's picture

December 24, 2023 at 08:09 pm

This team has unraveled at its very core. And now I read LaFleuzy is blaming the offense for not staying on the field longer to give our disgusting defense a rest. Not only is Barry DOA, I'm believing that LaFleuzy does not have the guts or gonads to lead this team to the top. For all these years, he rested on A.R.'s play and "coaching" to get us (supposedly) to the promised land. Now he gone & LF can't coach a college team. We hear alot of BS after the game and few changes before the next game. I say blow the last 2 games, move up on the draft ladder, clean out the garage of some of these overpaid NFL pretenders and start with new blood. I think Love and our WRs showed some talent, but then a 2-12 team is tough to beat with that defense. There's so much more, but the other commentators will fill in the rest.

13 points
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vin0770's picture

December 24, 2023 at 08:12 pm

Nobody finishes the entire thought they just stop at FIRE BARRY….so….MLF can hire another one? See where I’m going with this? Definition of insanity is what?

11 points
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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

December 25, 2023 at 05:39 pm

There are at least 5 good replacements available.

0 points
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aberk's picture

December 24, 2023 at 09:44 pm

I always thought MLF was a bad coach
He never had the confidence in his decisions.with Rodgers so why keep him now?
Now... He could not let his friend Barry Barry bad go last year so yes both HC and DC needs to go

8 points
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Ima Payne's picture

December 24, 2023 at 10:59 pm

GM's hate to make mistakes so dumping LeFleur means you screwed up and the bullseye is on your back.

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Coldworld's picture

December 24, 2023 at 11:04 pm

The guy who hired LaFleur has to retire after next season anyway.

4 points
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croatpackfan's picture

December 25, 2023 at 02:28 pm

It is not Packers GM decision!

1 points
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BruceC1960's picture

December 24, 2023 at 10:04 pm

I guess I thought going in to the last 3 games if we go 3-0 we have a good chance of getting into the playoffs. Like wouldn’t go far in the playoffs, but nice to finish on a high note?
If we go 0-3 we could get the 6-7 pick?
After watching that mess today I would guess we go 1-2 or 2-1 in the last 3. Neither of those outcomes do much for me. Glad to see JLove, the WR group and TE look promising. Really disappointed in the rest.

6 points
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Ima Payne's picture

December 24, 2023 at 10:56 pm

Only saw highlights on RedZone but every time they showed something the Packers were on the 30 and moving.
Kept thinking just how bad is the Panthers D. I thought the opposite that the it was there offense that stinked.
So we eke out a win against a what 3 and 11 team thats obviously will be rebuilding for the next two years.
Doesn't matter, the Vikes will kick our asses and probably the Bears too who are coming around nicely.
PS: its amazing how the Vikes defense has kept them in games all year with three different QB's.
They refused to give up and the Packers have a d that someone should implode and start over with.
Next year wont be pretty either without big changes in personel

4 points
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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

December 25, 2023 at 05:41 pm

Panthers D is excellent.

0 points
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SinceLombardi's picture

December 25, 2023 at 06:26 am

The entire football world is calling for the firing of Joe Barry, except on person. The same person that wouldn’t fire Mo Drayton before a super bowl trip was lost. I don’t need to see anymore.
Fire Matt LaFleur.
He will never get this team over the hump. He has proven that.
There are plenty of good coaches out there. Gutekunst must find one.

8 points
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croatpackfan's picture

December 25, 2023 at 02:34 pm

I can bet with you that Brian Gutekunst would pick up much better HC than Mark WANI* Murphy!

WANI=We are not idiots!

3 points
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cheesehead1's picture

December 25, 2023 at 12:02 pm

Merry Christmas to all our Packer fans worldwide! After this season is over my wish is for Murphy, Gute and MLF to leave no stone unturned and spare no expense to finally bring us a championship caliber defense. Win or lose GPG!

2 points
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croatpackfan's picture

December 25, 2023 at 02:37 pm

And God said: "Be careful what you wish! Impossible wishes never come true!"

MLF will bring another friend on the team. Another incapable coordinator!

0 points
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CheesedDeadHead's picture

December 25, 2023 at 03:46 pm

You're a mean one, Mr. Barry,
You really aren't for real,
You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as charming as an eel, Mr. Barry,
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel!

You're a disaster, Mr. Barry,
Your Defense is an empty hole,
Your brain is full of spiders, you have garlic in your soul, Mr. Barry,
I wouldn't touch you with a thirteen-and-a-half yard pole!

You're a foul one, Mr. Barry,
You have defenders playing off a mile,
You have all the defensive acumen of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Barry,
Given a choice between the two of you I'd take the seasick crocodile!

You're a vile one, Mr. Barry,
You're a rookie Quarterback's dream,
Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your playbook makes me scream, Mr. Barry,
The three words that best describe you're defense are as follows, and I quote,
"Stink, stank, stunk"!

You're a rotter, Mr. Barry,
You're the king of comeback plots,
Your defense is a dead strategy splotched with moldy purple spots, Mr. Barry,
Your scheme is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful
Assortment of soft coverage imaginable mangled up in tangled up knots!

You nauseate me, Mr. Barry,
With a nauseous super "naus"!
You're a no trick pony and you drive a crooked hoss, Mr. Barry,
You're four quarters of sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!

-1 points
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