Gut Reactions: Packers dominate Titans

Aaron gives his gut reactions from the Packers commanding victory over the Titans. 

  • God I love snow games. 
  • Love how many plays on defense we saw tonight where Gary afftected the quarterback and Savage made a play on the ball. Good combo from Gutekunst. 
  • What up EQ?
  • Davante Adams is the second best WR I've ever seen in a Packers uniform. (Sterling Sharpre is the first)
  • Rodgers throw up the right sideline to Adams for the TD was absolutely absurd. 
  • We got ourselves an AJ Dillon game. 
  • The fact that the Packers can have their starting right tackle go down and I don't worry about it is absolutely nuts. 
  • At one point tonight, Ryan Tannehill brought back the ghost of Dom Capers with that TD run. 
  • But he also brought back the ghost of Jay Cutler with some of those throws. 
  • Now do folks understand why the Packers want playoff games in Lambeau... (I've heard a LOT of folks talking about how it doesn't matter)
  • Rashan Gary was absolutely out of his mind tonight. 
  • I love this team.
  • Go Pack Go. 
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Comments (121)

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TimBackes's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:09 pm

I've been saying in articles on this site all season that the Packers are a championship-caliber team and should be the top contender in the conference.

Many called me a homer and said this team couldn't beat a real contender.

Whole lotta doubters gonna be silenced tonight.

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bjkdad44's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm

Agree 100%

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:03 pm

All the "realists" on here talkin bout fans wearing green and gold glasses. Where are they? Everyone saying this team cant win against a good team. The offense is legit unstoppable with dillon running like that and aaron jones and davante. And the defense. Rashan gary. 5 pressures. 5 tackles. And all three edge rushers forced a turnover. Savage is becoming a savage. Amos is a beast. This is NOT the defense from september. Those year 2 guys are making their jumps, k clark is healthy and the smiths are doing what they did last year. Z never stopped but we all know p smith had a rough first 8 games. If the offense gets the lead the d can get sacks and turnovers.

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Coldworld's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:08 pm

Flexibility from Pettine. 5 man fronts. This was, finally, a response to the 49ers. It worked. I confess I’d given up hope that Pettine was capable of making that leap

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:16 pm

The bottom line is pettines bs of letting teams go 12 to 15 plays down the field and hoping they will make a mistake does not fit the makeup of this team. For one thing it keeps rodgers on the bench. And the other reason being the corners and Safetys are playing some of the best ball in the league. Let em fuckin play! Id bet that lafleur got in pwttines ass too. Told him to let jaire n kk n the two safetys man up and let the front loose. We have the personel to take risks. On d and O.

12 points
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Stroh's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:32 pm

I would say the D is being built to fit Pettine's liking. Its just now starting to resemble what he wants!

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Coldworld's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:50 pm

I agree and have done for a long time. Their biggest passing plays came when we were playing off ... so much better when we attack.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 28, 2020 at 03:32 am

His big philosophy was man/press coverage. Now they are willing to play it. The 5-2/4-2 looks were doing the job on Henry. All of a sudden, its Bear Week for the gold.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

December 28, 2020 at 10:11 am

I had given up too. But there it is, just in time for the Playoffs. Maybe he knew what he wanted all along but didn't want a lot of tape? I have no idea why it took until now, but it's a great time to have it.

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Guam's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:24 pm

Tonight was the first time this season I believed the Packers could go toe-to-toe with Kansas City and have a decent shot at winning. Most complete game of their season.

9 points
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Stroh's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:34 pm

Isn't that how its supposed to happen? Play your best as the playoffs near?!

7 points
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HankScorpio's picture

December 28, 2020 at 06:40 am

Yes. And that's two solid defensive efforts in a row now. I've said all along the talent was there on defense to be good enough. They are starting to show it.

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:10 pm

40-burger! Oh my gosh Jaire. Why would anyone throw at him? AJ Dillon, I’m so glad we fed you tonight. Savage has a career game if he holds on to the ball one more time. Gary is making some commenters look foolish. Adams...just so excellent. Extend Pettine. Finally a complete game on both sides of the ball and the guys had a blast. Henry who? I thought it was possible we could back into the #1 seed, but now I’m confident we can crush the hopes of the Bears and take care of business next week.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:37 pm

On to Chicago with our 3 RBs where we can pound the Bears before we just blow them out!

Then the playoffs!

5 points
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CJ Bauckham's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:10 pm

a win even Taryn can be proud of!

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JerseyAl's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:29 pm

That's a tall order.

23 points
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TarynsEyes's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

The offense was as smooth as a silk and the defense played like a number one contender, and a close as ready for a place in Feb as ever.. It's what I've been waiting for, a complete game from both sides of the ball in the same game.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 28, 2020 at 06:47 am

It's note-worthy that you left the Special Teams out of the comments. I think we can all agree it was not up to any kind of reasonable standard.

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Swisch's picture

December 28, 2020 at 09:32 am

I appreciate that Taryn is courageous and caring enough as a fan to point out what seems obvious to many of us: The defense has been exasperatingly shaky to the point of driving us crazy.
I've also been highly critical of the defense, but called that they would have a good game containing Henry -- yet only one thumbs up in my comment below?
I wonder how many fans here at CheeseheadTV want to be fair?
Are we going to be quick to criticize, but reluctant to praise?
By the way, the defense still isn't out of the woods with one impressive performance.
It was great to see, but any complacency and we're going to get humbled, if not humiliated.
The key to the Super Bowl is to not get too high or too low, but honest assessment game to game, and a determination to play hard and smart all the way through.

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Minniman's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:58 pm

Never mind Taryn, I’m interested to see what Nagler puts down for the Good, Bad and Ugly.

Should be a relatively clean sheet on the bad and ugly side this week - perhaps special teams on that blocked FG and return that got called back.... or maybe Nagler’s beer was 2 degrees too warm this week :)

..... actually, maybe AJ Dillons Lambeau Leap needs a bit of work. Size of those trunks he’s sporting he should almost be able to box jump up there!

4 points
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edp1959's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:11 pm

Great complete game, both sides of the ball.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:12 pm

That was what we where all waiting for from AJ Dillon. Now that guy is fresh and teams are gonna see him at Lambeau in January.

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BradHTX's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

AJ Dillon looks like a great find now that he actually got a full game’s action. I expect we have seen the last of Dancin’ Jamaal Williams. Which is too bad, because he’s a quality dude.

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Stroh's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:36 pm

Williams a quality dude, but just a JAG as a player.

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jlc1's picture

December 28, 2020 at 03:14 pm

Not sure he is a JAG but would like to see some stats as to how well they move the ball on his snaps. He certainly is rock solid in pass protection and has been from day one. I don't see GB being able to pay Jones.
Jones and Williams in their rookie season teamed with Montgomery to have a better average gain per touch than Laveon Bell when he was eating up the league. And that was under McCarthy so I think MLF can scheme a Dillon/Williams/? combo to be pretty effective.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 28, 2020 at 06:49 am

Just wait until he learns to function more completely in the passing game. He's got the size to be the best blocking RB since Kuhn but is much, much better with the ball in his hands.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:38 pm

It's like facing William Henderson in the open field when they hit him with the swing pass and wheel routes. He was dragging D linemen with him for five yards.

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Farts_After_Wins's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:12 pm

*poot*

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:45 pm

I just want four more my flatulent friend.

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CAG123's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:12 pm

A beautiful dominant performance besides some special teams issues (shocker) and the cherry on top no symbolic garbage time TDs for the other team it was a beating and the score definitely reflects that! Now let’s boot the Bears outta the playoffs and repay the favor we owe the Cardinals.

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Dzehren's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

AJ Dillon is built for cold weather games.
Davante Adam’s is the best damn wideout in the game
AROD locked up MVP as well.
Go pack go

28 points
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SteelyPhil's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:12 pm

Wow. This is the Packers’ best game all season. Everyone showed up to play on both sides of the ball and we dominated a very good football team. I hope we clinch the 1 seed next week and force the playoffs to go through Lambeau. This team looks legit!!!

23 points
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Norm's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:13 pm

Zero penalties, zero punts. That's a winning formula!

26 points
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HankScorpio's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:34 pm

They are back to even on punts vs TD passes on the year. 44 of each.

15 points
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TheKanataThrilla's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

Fans should be excited about Dillon and Gary.

30 points
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HankScorpio's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:39 pm

And Savage.

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TheKanataThrilla's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm

Not sure if fans were down on Savage, but would be glad to add him. Gary and Dillon took a beating. Those guys are good. Let's f'n cheer for these guys instead of ball busting them.

15 points
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johngalt's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

I hear ya. I’ve been hard on this D. This was a quality win against a good team. Run D has been a weakness- they did awesome today. Good advice- I need to hear it.

7 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:23 am

Fans or frauds? To not be aware of Dillon's talent over the last three years of his college career you had to be living under a basket. Gary can play up or hands to the ground. Both fast for their size.

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Oppy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:40 am

I have definitely questioned Savage's play over the last two seasons.
Frankly, he hadn't shown me any reasons to believe he should own a starting position until the last 5 weeks.

Now it looks like he's coming on strong, more and more each week. But prior to the last few games, he showed a lot of poor angles of pursuit.

I'm happy he's showing out, but there were definitely reasons to be weary of his performance early on.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 28, 2020 at 06:56 am

I saw the same thing. The physical tools were always there but definitely some rough edges that are getting smoothed over. Same with Gary. They are both poster childs for the old adage to give draft classes time to develop.

And it could not possibly happen at a better time with those two.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 28, 2020 at 10:04 am

King was out of the lineup in those games. His closing speed is superb. Too bad he missed the pick six.

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Oppy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 07:29 pm

He does have excellent closing speed, but if you take poor angles of pursuit, that speed is a wash and it's wasted trying to recover from a poor approach to the ball carrier / intended receiver.

Sort of like a LB who runs 4.5 but can't diagnose and break down quickly vs. a linebacker with 4.7 speed who reads and reacts instinctively. two tenths of a second over 40 yards might equate to a tenth of a second advantage over the 25 yards from between the hashes to the sideline for a tackle, but if it takes the player three tenths of a second longer to diagnose the play or he takes false steps, that speed advantage is completely negated.

Thankfully, Savage has looked much better the last 5-6 games and he's starting to show his value. I was starting to become concerned he might just be a gifted athlete, but not necessarily a gifted football player. He's proving me wrong.

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MITM's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm

And Barnes

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Stroh's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:39 pm

And Savage and Jaire and Clark, et al...

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Tundraboy's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:40 pm

Oh I am. Perfect timing as well. Best part was Aaron Jones returned and with Dillon. Look out.

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dobber's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

This is the kind of game from the Packers most fans have been asking for. Packers hang 19 unanswered, Titans respond with 14...Packers answer with 21 unanswered.

Bring on the Bears!

29 points
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HankScorpio's picture

December 28, 2020 at 06:57 am

Breaking News: The Bears still suck.

4 points
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Since'61's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

60 minutes of football - check
Defeat a team with a winning record - check
AJ Dillon was a good pick - check
Rashon Gary a good pick - check
Savage worth trading up for check
Better tackling on defense - check
Derrick Henry was a non- factor - check

Dominate the Titans - check

Packers most complete game of the season.

Bring on Da’ Bears. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since ‘61

36 points
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BradHTX's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:16 pm

Preach it, Brother ‘61!

11 points
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Todd's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm

Pretty spot on assessment!

8 points
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Guam's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:15 pm

Best game of the year! Loved Pettine taking Henry away and forcing Tannehill to try to beat the Packers with his arm. That's what good coaches do - take away what the other team loves to do best and make them try to execute an uncomfortable game plan.

And Gary is living up to his #12 draft choice. A beast tonight and for the last several games.

22 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:31 am

Some were crying for Simmons @ the #12, but Gary showed why he's better--he can put the pressure on the QB and hold the edge.

3 points
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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 29, 2020 at 02:57 am

Gary showed why he might become the better player. Your tenses are off.

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ShooterMcGee's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:15 pm

Best game they played all year. Loved seeing AJ Dillon getting some action. Defense stepped it up tonight stopping Henry and making Tannehill look like he was back playing for Miami. This team can beat any team playing this way. Wow!

14 points
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pacman's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:16 pm

What we've been waiting for all year! A pressure D not playing soft. Hurray! What took Pettine so long?
I feel bad for Jamal. Dillion is here to stay.

Let's go into the playoffs with a bang. Let's blow out the Bears next week the same way. That will put a lock on the MVP for AR (not that I care much about that) and finally make me feel comfortable that the SB is SHOULD be a reality.

12 points
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Coldworld's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:50 pm

Dillon is, but we may be able to keep Williams.

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Guam's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:01 pm

Dillion's performance just put a big dent in Jones bargaining power with the Packers (not the I thought he was going to be re-signed anyway). I hope you are right, I would love to see the Packers keep Williams.

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Stroh's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:44 pm

I'm convinced they want Dillon to pair with Jones. Williams not so much. Just depends on Jones being willing to accept what Packers offer. He won't get 10M per from GB.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 28, 2020 at 10:08 am

Probably Dillon and a draft pick in the # two-three range. A. Jones likely walks along with Williams.

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stockholder's picture

December 28, 2020 at 10:14 am

I have a CB and another RB this draft. They still want that outside speed.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:32 pm

If you want to run the ball, you need depth. Great group of RBs in this draft.

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Oppy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:05 am

I would love to keep Jamaal Williams, but I wouldn't feel too bad for him. If he doesn't work something out with the Packers, he'll be signed somewhere else quickly, and have a legitimate shot at a starting role. He's a good RB.

6 points
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ricky's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:18 pm

Dillon was a revelation. The return of Linsley made the OL much better. Put these two facts together, and Aaron Jones could be playing elsewhere next season. Jaire Alexander is insanely good. Pettine actually had some excellent blitzes that actually pressured the QB into bad throws. Did he just guarantee himself another year in Titletown? Tannehill, who had been on the rise, ends up with a passer rating of just 40. Did Rodgers just win the MVP? Crush the Bears next week, take some time off to get ready for your next opponent, and keep that pedal to the metal, offense. And keep crushing it, defense. Great win. I'm so amped up, I might not sleep for a week. GO PACK GO!

15 points
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HankScorpio's picture

December 28, 2020 at 07:00 am

"The return of Linsley made the OL much better."

Nothing to add. But this is great point that needs a little emphasis, IMO. No offense to Lucas Patrick but the interior of the OL is much better with Linsley in there over him.

3 points
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Dzehren's picture

December 28, 2020 at 11:52 am

Yup. Linsley is playing at an All Pro level.

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splitpea1's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:23 pm

Another one-sided contest between these two teams....

To be honest, most of the starters deserve game balls; Pettine, too. There were so many terrific individual plays made that they are too numerous to mention, and the best part is that the sum was by far greater than the total of said plays: a thoroughly complete game on both sides of the ball and a resounding victory.

11 points
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Swisch's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

In the Gameday Preview, I didn't have Dillon outgaining Henry -- but I did have Dillon going for at least 50 yards rushing, and also showing at least a little bit of his own version of Derrick-Henry power running; plus I had the Packers defense rising up to contain Henry for less than 150.
Well done all around for the Green Bay Packers, including a rumbling A. J. Dillon, and an adaptable defensive coordinator in Mike Pettine.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:36 pm

Yeah I don't think anyone was benching Henry for DIllon in their fantasy championship game. LOL
Wooo what a game!

8 points
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Guam's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:05 pm

Held Henry to just under 100 yards and 22 below his average per game. Also held him to 4.2 yards per carry which is a full yard under his average for the year. Best run defense of the year for the Pack! Dillion got 120 yards!

9 points
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PatrickGB's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:26 pm

What are the best spices to use when eating crow?

19 points
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ghostdog1108's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:09 pm

Bahahahaha.........., You should have been smarter than that & you would not be eating crow!

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PhantomII's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:51 pm

If you're making crow soup you can use my un-used 2020 Deer tag.

2 points
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LayingTheLawe's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:27 pm

Dillon goes side to side at times if there is no hole but when he goes straight ahead - oh my.

Who coached the defense today? They: made a formation change that was well designed for the opponent, had some creative blitzes, were aggressive all game long, dominated the game!

I hope we see some of this 5 D linemen scheme against Chicago. Stop Montgomery and I will take my chances with Trubisky.

Ok the Packers are now 12 - 3. Averaging over 31 points per game. They have scored more points than anyone in the league and have a chance to score 500 points for the season. Best Oline in the league. Best QB in the league. Best WR in the league.

On defense they have averaged giving up 20 points per game since week 9.

Seven players in the pro bowl.

Doing ok so far. But far more to go. Now time to finish it. Eliminate the Bears and get the bye.

14 points
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LayingTheLawe's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:27 pm

Dillon goes side to side at times if there is no hole but when he goes straight ahead - oh my.

Who coached the defense today? They: made a formation change that was well designed for the opponent, had some creative blitzes, were aggressive all game long, dominated the game!

I hope we see some of this 5 D linemen scheme against Chicago. Stop Montgomery and I will take my chances with Trubisky.

Ok the Packers are now 12 - 3. Averaging over 31 points per game. They have scored more points than anyone in the league and have a chance to score 500 points for the season. Best Oline in the league. Best QB in the league. Best WR in the league.

On defense they have averaged giving up 20 points per game since week 9.

Seven players in the pro bowl.

Doing ok so far. But far more to go. Now time to finish it. Eliminate the Bears and get the bye.

4 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:38 am

The Bear defense is now healthy with Hicks inside along side Nichols. Trevathan getting more blitzing going off their stunt schemes. Keep the same formula going into Beartown. Beat on them.

3 points
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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

So nice to see everyone positive and excited and for good reason. The Packers are for real and they play like this they can beat the Chiefs or anyone else in SB.

6 points
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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:36 pm

So nice to see everyone positive and excited and for good reason. The Packers are for real and they play like this they can beat the Chiefs or anyone else in SB.

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splitpea1's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:37 pm

Another one-sided contest between these two teams....I hope the Bears are going to be this easy.

To be honest, most of the starters deserve game balls; Pettine, too. There were too many terrific individual plays to mention, and the best part is that the sum was much greater than the total of said plays: a complete effort on both sides of the ball for the entire game and a resounding victory against a quality opponent.

3 points
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NJMagic's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:40 pm

AJ Dillon was exactly as advertised
- patient with his blocking

- nimble with quick feet. One 9 yard run particularly awesome in the fourth, showed him swerve through a bending lane

- When was the last time a Green Bay back had to be game tackled on every carry??! Fierce!

10 points
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HighPlainsDrifter's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm

What a fun game to watch! Absolutely fantastic victory, a hearty well done to the entire team.

9 points
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ImaPayne's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:47 pm

Just a wonderful game

6 points
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ImaPayne's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm

Finally a complete game: passing, pass d, pass rush, run stopping, running,the whole package. Great game

7 points
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crayzpackfan's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:50 pm

Gut reactions? It’s very, very simple. GB played a complete game.All things considered, there was nothing about this game that upset me. Let’s do this to the Bears now.

8 points
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Coldworld's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:17 pm

I’f still caution on special teams. We were lucky to have that blocked kick return negated. That was a huge call and a horrible ST example negated

8 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:45 am

They have to get the middle fixed on FG and punt teams. I liked Gafney's performance at the FB spot then some edge work playing a HB role. He is starting to get energized and the Pack must have a lead blocker to deliver the blow at the point.

7 points
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Lphill's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

I have said from day 1 Gary is for real and got nothing but thumbs down , if you're the number 1 high school prospect in the country that means something.

6 points
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Guam's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:10 pm

He just needed a year to change positions from DL (college) to OLB (pros). His abilities are becoming increasingly apparent and the thumbs down are going to get fewer and fewer.

7 points
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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 28, 2020 at 01:46 am

Well, Burns, Dexter Lawrence and Simmons would all have been better picks (so far). It is great that Gary can play in the NFL. It is always a bigger deal when there is a consensus alternative for the armchair GMs, and in this Armchair GM's case, all three on his wish list would have been better.

This was probably one of Gary's best games and to my mind, maybe his most complete game. His stats belie how good he was. His stats are good without being great: 5 tackles (3 solo). But he had some pressures and some nice run defense even though none were tackles for loss. He keeps improving so his ceiling is unknown. Gary entered the game with a 56.8 PFF grade. It should go up noticeably.

3 points
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rstain99's picture

December 28, 2020 at 08:04 am

Great game by Gary but one game does not make him anywhere as good as my favorite Packer LB, one season Ted Hendricks, still don't understand how they let him go after 72 season. Back to Gary I have been on his case for two years, Chris Collinsworth says he didn't know the game before GB could be right. Attack on defense balls to the wall every play go down fighting. NE always gives great effort win of lose on defense I hate it but I do admire it. 2010 they played got SB win lets go all out again.

1 points
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Jared's picture

December 28, 2020 at 01:11 am

I for one have to admit that I was wrong about the Gary pick.

4 points
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canadapacker's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

Ok - I will admit that I didnt think that we were going to stop Henry and thought that if we could hold him to under 100 like the Bears did we would have a chance. That was killer D for the most part. Now what do people think about the Dillon as our second round pick. Why did Lafleur finally give him a chance to carry the rock - right on Coach Dino. Glad we finally got a win that wasnt really in doubt - glad we finally came out and got a score on our first possession in the second half - that was gut check after they cut it to a 2 score game and then we we scored after the D got the ball back - that was game over.

5 points
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wimiller's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

seems everyone agrees it was our best performance of the season: the true secret: keep J K scott off the field, cures half of our special team ills, but what a nice game tonight and finally putting some big guys on the field paid results on D.

5 points
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Oppy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:16 am

Speaking of JK scott.. Nobody seemed to notice he was the player who eventually tackled the Titan player who was returning the blocked field goal attempt. It was a true tackle, too, not a sideline push out or hapless attempt to simply get in the way.

That's a big step for the young punter who has looked less-than-willing to be physical on last-line-of-defense punt return duties.

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Spock's picture

December 28, 2020 at 08:06 am

I noticed that too, so thanks for calling me a "nobody" lol.

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Oppy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 07:21 pm

You're in good company. I read through the comments and saw that a number of people did notice.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:55 pm

Be interesting to see how Dillon will be used the rest of the year into the playoffs. The guy is a stud and a game changer especially in cold weather games. Against Chicago and the 1st couple of playoff games I'd use a heavy does of Dillon over and over.

Extrapolating it further it will be very interesting to see how the RB position plays out next year with a full training camp and Dillon in year 2.

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Otto's picture

December 28, 2020 at 12:43 am

Does he give you the 2010 Starks vibe? Big powerful violent runner comes on at the end of the season. Ride him through the playoffs.

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stockholder's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:55 pm

Wow; Garys best Game! If they run anybody on 3rd and short. Make it Dillion please! Alexander just a great performance! Adams Just Awesome! Rodgers is the MVP.

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Qoojo's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:58 pm

- They played the whole game
- Defense put forth more effort. I wonder if their tackling woes are mostly mental. If they approach every game like this one, the packers are going to very tough to beat.
- I did not like the 4th and 3rd attempt after blocked FG. The FG would have made it a 3 TD game + 2 pt conversion.
- AJ Dillion
- Adams, that one catch at end was something else.
- Adams had such sure hands for a snow game, along with footwork highlighted the whole game

- At the beginning, the PFF rankings for some defenders was sad. Several in 80s, and I swear King was 100 out of 133.

8 points
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cpabandit's picture

December 27, 2020 at 10:58 pm

Dillon blew away Henry. Jones was only 5 yards short of beating Henry.

7 points
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4thandinches's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Our D just held the number 1 scoring offense to 14 points! Could our O and D be playing their best football as we're heading into the playoffs? Look out!

The phantom offsides call was a huge turning point in the game. I think we still thoroughly outplayed them but it does mar the game a bit. It also reminds me our ST are a real issue...

It's a bonus that Chicago might think they've got a qb for next year, right?

8 points
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Brianziemer's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm

That last throw from Rodgers to Adams up the left sideline was the epitome of greatness. I literally was laughing out loud at how absurd it was. Those two are the best at what they do, hands down. Go Pack Go!

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:25 pm

Yeah, I wrote in the game thread right away: an MVP throw.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 12:53 am

HOF legend throw.

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4thandinches's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:08 pm

JK got his nose in there. This team is gonna git mean...

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:24 pm

This team is built to take risks on defense. Give pettine some credit for finally doing it. Send the blitz. Let kamal martin fly in their even tho hes probably gonna miss. Play 5 man fronts. Your corners and safetys will make more plays than not. So will the smiths gary and clark. And if they score quick?? So what. We got the lead already. And were gonna get more. And we got aj dillon in the snow. Just gotta go beat the bears now. Play of the day. Allen lazard helpin out aj dillon on his second attempt at the lambeau leap. Lazard always doin the little things.

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Swisch's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:28 pm

Also Lazard with a big block on Dillon's first touchdown run.

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SugarCain's picture

December 27, 2020 at 11:37 pm

AJ DILLION BEST RB ON THE FIELD TONIGHT
RASHAN GARY BEST D LINEMAN ON THE FIELD TONIGHT
JAIRE ALEXANDER BEST CORNER ON THE FIELD TONIGHT
DARNELL SAVAGE BEST SAFETY ON THE FIELD TONIGHT
GO GUTEY!!!

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Brad.S's picture

December 28, 2020 at 03:42 am

I'd "double thumbs up" that one if I could. And it doesn't even cover everything that Gutey's done:
- all 4 free agents last year were key players and filled gaps (the Smiths, Amos, versatile T/G Billy Turner)
- Elgton Jenkins!
- Alan Lazard out of no where
- Barnes as a rookie free agent starting
- Martin looking like a real good 5th round rookie
- rookie TE Josiah DeGuara looked really good before injury
- rookie 6th round G Jon Runyan, Jr looks like a great pick
- rookie 7th round safety looks like a good pick

Some other picks look to have some promise, IMO an impressive start.

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Badacidtrip's picture

December 28, 2020 at 12:40 am

When was the last time we saw the Packers run for it twice on 3rd-and-3... and convert?! We unveiled a powerful new weapon today in Dillon. It reminds me of 2010 when Starks emerged right in time for the playoffs. The Packers could be peaking at the right time! Rodgers is razor sharp and should win the MVP. Our running game has thunder and lightning. Even more encouraging, our defense is finally jelling. The discussion for many years has been that if we could ever get a top ten defense we could go all the way. Guess what? We have one now and have a great shot at the #1 seed. Gotta stop hyperventilating and take things a game at a time, but I like where this team is at right now!

6 points
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Tundraboy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 12:55 am

And Kirksey had an interception in coverage, sort of!

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flackcatcher's picture

December 28, 2020 at 11:18 am

That was a damn fine play. Period...

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Tundraboy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 06:58 pm

Yes it was.

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Oppy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:08 am

the "5 man defensive front" everyone is raving is about has a name:

3-4 defense

that is all

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PatB's picture

December 28, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Then: Get rid of the 3-4!
Now: Hooray 5-man front!

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Oppy's picture

December 28, 2020 at 07:17 pm

Can't make this stuff up, PatB!

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Vanzummeren@charter.net's picture

December 28, 2020 at 04:47 am

What is ironic - we thought our games against Carolina and Detroit were going to be blow-outs, and the Derrick and Titans would run wild and I must admit I had a tight sphincter until late in the fourth quarter. Go Pack Go.

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ReaganRulz's picture

December 28, 2020 at 08:11 am

That little chit chat that Pettine had with the Smith Boyz a couple of weeks ago has become priceless. It sure looks like the defensive players are feeding Pettine good intel and he is trusting them to be part of the game plan.

Do you remember the “Mother Of All Bombs” a few years ago? Well that’s what Mr. Dillon gave us last night. WOW!! He is gonna be a weapon....stacked boxes will allow Mr. Rodgers to pick apart any defense.

And in fairness, the weather had a lot to do with the big win last night. We played awesome as we should, but those Tennessee players are not use to those conditions. As many of you have said......that is the great thing about home field advantage at Lambeau!!

Great game PACK!!

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4thand1's picture

December 28, 2020 at 08:50 am

Gute is looking like a Genius.

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jimtalkbox's picture

December 28, 2020 at 09:40 am

Strong game against a playoff caliber opponent. If they're peaking NOW, this team can go all the way.

For all of those complaining about draft picks from earlier in the year, I'd say you need to look in the mirror and CARRY THE G!

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