Gut Reactions: Packers almost forget to beat the Eagles

  • Congrats to Aaron Rodgers! 1st player in NFL history to record five seasons with at least 35 TD passes.
  • It was crazy how wide open guys were on some of those plays in the 2nd quarter. 
  • What's up Kingsley Keke?
  • The entire defensive front did a fantastic job rushing with discipline and ensuring Wentz had nowhere to run. 
  • That first TD catch by Davante was just fantastic. 
  • MVS with body catch drop. Use your hands buddy. Brutal. 
  • JK Scott is fine. But the Packers need better than fine. 
  • That throw out of the endzone to Davante from Rodgers made me see god. 
  • I love that counter play with the TE out front. 
  • Look at Rodgers blocking getting in the way 
  • Giving up a TD on 4th and 18 is so on brand for Pettine.
  • This team has zero killer instinct. 
  • Aaron Jones is a weapon. 
  • Preston with the pressure, Savage with an incredible diving pick. *chefs kiss* 
  • I love this team. 
  • Go Pack Go. 
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Lphill's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:31 pm

Special teams is a disaster , I don't know how they fix it .

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Wenis's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:32 pm

Is Shawn Slocumb running the show again ?

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barutanseijin's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:33 pm

Nah, Zook is

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Bure9620's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:08 pm

Great name, LOL

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Dzehren's picture

December 07, 2020 at 12:50 am

Shawn Mennenga actually replaced him in 2019.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:47 pm

Draft or acquire better LBs and safeties to fill and tackle. Summers and Burks are pathetic. Greene not good laterally. With Reagor back there you have to punt away from this guy and pin it near the sidelines. This guy Menenga has to go. After the magnificent TD run by A.Jones, squibb kick the damn ball.

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splitpea1's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:30 pm

For sure--what exactly is the ST coach there for if he's not instructing the kickers how to handle certain situations?

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Coldworld's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:46 pm

The ladies on coverage are lanes wide. I am at a loss to explain multiple vacated lanes. To me that’s STs 101.

Is Scott the worst tackling punter ever? Help the man please. That’s not a record he wants surely?

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Oppy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 11:17 pm

Yeah, I am not anti-Scott (I think he actually has exceptional leg talent), but he is definitely the stereotypical punter- timid, not a football player.

We've been spoiled with a long line of kickers and punters in GB that have all been fearless about sticking their nose in a play and making physical stops without hesitation when called upon.

Scott is either a complete coward, doesn't have any idea how to tackle, or he's not being held accountable for allowing returners past him. Two of the three are directly on coaching; and even personal attitude is a reflection of coaching to a great extent. Maybe everyone is right about the ST coach.

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tonym's picture

December 07, 2020 at 02:50 pm

Say it again, go sign Johnny Townsend from KC practice squad. He's a Gator stud who punted well for Gruden in LA and will make those tackles. His brother Tommy is the starting KC punter and they signed Johnny in case Tommy or Butker go down for Covid. Smart.

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:01 pm

Maybe change the personel? Its crazy. Imagine ty summers doesnt make that tackle.

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mbpacker's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:27 pm

A tube of flex steel won't do it either!

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Brewcity's picture

December 07, 2020 at 01:07 am

GB tried to hire a respected Dolphins ST coach in Darren Rizzi but lowballed him and although they ultimately increased the offer to meet his asking price by that time he turned GB down.

So GB hired a fired Browns ST assistant and we shouldn’t be surprised that you get what you pay for, as the saying goes.

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fastmoving's picture

December 07, 2020 at 09:53 am

Thought the D was the disaster?

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fastmoving's picture

December 07, 2020 at 09:53 am

Thought the D was the disaster?

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LombardiSince65's picture

December 07, 2020 at 10:12 am

Find a punter who can punt really well, but also is never afraid to make a tackle. I remember Mason Crosby being able to do it not long ago as the last man to stop a touchdown on a kickoff return. Scott does everything he can to avoid any contact.

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Wenis's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:31 pm

Defense is atrocious once again. This team fails to play a complete 4 quarters of football AGAIN.

Had Jones not broke that long run I was sure were were going to fold up like a cheap Walmart suitcase.

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Leatherhead's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:34 pm

Defense gave up 10 points. That’s atrocious?

We never should have allowed the punt return. Kick it out of bounds.

Offense did a poor job of clock killing with two three and outs.

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edp1959's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:38 pm

Allowing a 4th and 18 TD let them back in the game. That is nothing but atrociuos.

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egbertsouse's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:45 pm

The defense could give up 1000 yards and 90 points and Leatherhead would blame the offense.

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Coldworld's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:52 pm

That happens. Our best CB, perhaps our best defensive player, made a mistake. Overall D did well. Got to look at the game not just one play.

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Minniman's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:05 pm

Respectfully, the ensuing 3 and out and resulting punt return for a TD was the event that let the Eagles back in the game.

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Bure9620's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:17 pm

Yes it was

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johngalt's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:24 pm

I was pretty bummed immediately after the game. Looking back tho- you are right. D wasn’t too bad. They do seem to always manage to allow the other team to claw back. A blowout win would be nice, but I guess a wins a win

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HankScorpio's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:48 pm

Aside from the 10 points allowed, they held Philly under 280 yards. They got 7 sacks. Savage's pick was an incredible athletic feat made possible by more pressure from Preston Smith.

Defense was pretty good today, IMO.

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Bure9620's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:19 pm

Agreed, blaming the defense is the thing to do for some fans, If our defense holds teams to 10 the rest of the year we will be SB Champs....assuming ST doesn't allow points.......

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:43 pm

Yes. And that is this d at its best. They will give up yards but will get the sacks. Earlier in the year this team was last in pressures. That was the biggest issue, bigger than the run d. Get the pressure, get the sacks, well be alright. Who cares if they get a few first downs before they have to punt? Does field positiion truly matter that much to this offense?? It sure as hell didnt when we started in our own endzone. One pass to davante, 1st n 10 from the 50.

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jhalwas611.com's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:38 pm

They are a bit predictable with the play calling when leading and trying to run out the clock.

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EskyBrian's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:00 pm

Atrocious?!

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ImaPayne's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:14 pm

ditto, with 4:36 left and eagles don't wn by only 7 told wife the eagles have plenty of time to pull this off, team went to sleep mode

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:29 pm

You seem to forget it was 23 16 and held them to a 3 and out before the aaron jones run. The d was not perfect. But special teams was the issue today. The d played some damn good ball. Besides 4th and 18. Which will not be remembered like 4th n 26. Cus the d held up when it mattered, THEN aaron jones scored, and then we won.

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Dzehren's picture

December 07, 2020 at 01:09 am

Wenis:

GB defense gave up 10 points. Thought this was a valiant defensive effort. Savage also got the INT after the incredible Aaron Jones 77 yard TD run
where 7 Philadelphia Eagles missed 7 tackles on 1 play on the scamper resulting in another GB win.

Wenis-

The Green Bay Packers defense had 7 sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles in case
you missed the game. And 6 tackles for loss.

Aaron Rodgers almost had a perfect passer rating against the Eagles defense hitting 8 different packer receivers.

Maybe make a post about the Eagles defense?
Pack D held there own today.

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fastmoving's picture

December 07, 2020 at 09:57 am

They allowed 10 points and had 6 sacks and an INT? come one, how could that be bad.

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swisscheese's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:32 pm

loved dbakh almost outrunning jones on the td run, what a guy!

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gkarl's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:43 pm

Loved MVS making two blocks on that play. Jones doesn't score without that.

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Philarod's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:26 pm

That was nice, but I can't help myself: If only he caught as well as he blocked. Who was the last Packers' true burner who ran good routes and had good hands. I don't know if Jordy had THAT much speed?

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Stroh's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:00 pm

Jordy didn't have a better 40, but if given 100 or 200 yds/meters he would beat MVS. He wasn't called White Lightening by all the CB (black CB) for no reason.

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:04 pm

Just say all the cb. Theres no such thing as a white cb. Not since jason sehorn.

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Philarod's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:28 pm

Jordy did seem to have good speed once the ball was in his hands.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:28 pm

He ran between two guys and Jones. He only laid a finger on one of them, after Jones made a beautiful cut back to set up MVS for a play any competent WR can execute--pushing a guy in the same direction they are already moving.

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Stroh's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:02 pm

I agree. MVS simply got in the way. He didn't actually block anyone. He did just enough to be helpful.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 07, 2020 at 01:59 am

Sometimes that's all a WR should do when run blocking. No need for style points or a penalty.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 07, 2020 at 05:35 am

Agreed. MVS got the job done, no doubt. But it was nothing special. The Flat Earth Society, err MVS Fan Club, getting all over it is something I just don't get. He's approaching Janis-levels of unwarranted praise. A few weeks back he was praised for beating a LB in coverage and someone wearing the other uniform committing a penalty so people would talk about something other than his killer fumble. He tied his shoes well too. And that is nothing special either.

I get that people want to support the team. But there comes a point where that means recognition that a player is unworthy of being on it. We're at that point with MVS, who is in year 3 now and has shown the same thing in each of the first 2---tremendous speed and a penchant for what is charitibly described as inconsistent production.

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Bearmeat's picture

December 07, 2020 at 11:30 am

He was also a 5th round pick. Most day three picks never make regular contributions to the team. Is he great? No. Do defenses fear him? Absolutely.

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 07, 2020 at 06:06 pm

He still scares the shit out of dèfenses. The bears double teamed him. The bears double teamed an inconsistent player because of his speed, while davante adams was on the field. He is worthy of being on this team right now, his ability is arguably the reason we beat the jaguars. He will break out of this slump. The difference in year 3 is he already started hot, slumped and got hot again. That to me proves he can adjust. Year 1 and 2 he slumped and never came back. Hes just a streaky player. Like a 3 point shooter. Even if hes not hot, he can still keep the d honest and space the floor. And open it up for davante, lazard and tonyan. If the packers find a better floor spacer then yeah he is expendable. But right now his role is not as simple just catching balls. With that being said, for us to win 3 playoff games and a superbowl, he most likely will have to get right. Luckily he has the lions panthers and titans and bears to do it against. All of which dont have strong corners except kyle fuller.

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Coldworld's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:54 pm

Nice to see so many blocks thrown on that run. MVS I think had a critical one that went some way to offset the bad drop if so.

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:41 pm

Yes, I noticed Bakt did that too. MVS also did a good job running interference. And both of them were careful not to cause a foul.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 07, 2020 at 03:22 am

The blocking started at the line of scrimmage by the wall off by Jenkins and Patrick and Bhaktiari sealing the back door trap. The rest is A.Jones and the cut back.

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mbpacker's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:30 pm

If I was being paid what he is I would be busting my butt down there too! Yeah, it was a hustle play and he is a true pro that cares even after a big pay day ! Glad he is a Packer!

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edp1959's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:39 pm

This defense and special teams are just flat out pathetic. Great contribution by the top 2 picks again today.

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SteelyPhil's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:47 pm

- 10 points surrendered by the defense with a handful of sacks and an interception. Not sure they played all that poorly today.

- ST is a real problem.

- Isn't it awesome that we're 9-3, 3 games ahead of the Vikings and second seed in the NFC, and we had the luxury to draft for the future with a lottery ticket that might give us four decades of legendary QB play? Seriously, we won by 2 scores and you're complaining about the draft?

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:43 pm

I thought that the defense was not too shabby. Remember, they just gave up 10 points. When you are rooting for a team, small things stand out to us. But special teams ARE pathetic! Not just in this game, but in several others too.

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:05 pm

You mean rashan gary and savage? I must say, i have to agree with you ed

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Oppy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 11:31 pm

NFL Statistics for 2020:

Median points scored by NFL offenses per game: 25.2
Average points scored by Eagles: 21.2

Points allowed by Packers today: 16.0
Points allowed by Packers DEFENSE today: 10.0

Some Packers fans conclusion: OMG teh dfenz iz horendiz!!

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jh9's picture

December 06, 2020 at 11:36 pm

I’ve lost patience with MVS.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:54 pm

0-0-0 stat line and another bad drop.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:14 pm

Man, Doc, as long as you guys keep dangling the low-hanging fruit, I'm going to pick it.

You cannot blame your medical mistakes on a football player! Perhaps you need better diagnostics, more thorough exams, better data. I don't know why you're losing patients, but to come here and blame a football player is just plain silly.

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jurp's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:34 pm

I had to sign in just to upvote you. :)

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:45 pm

ROFL!

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PatrickGB's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:40 pm

I am sorry for your loss~

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:44 pm

I'm not a doctor, so I have not lost any patients. However, MVS is not doing his case any good.

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Stroh's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:05 pm

How many patients have you lost. Thank God your not my Dr. That not even HS level spelling.

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:08 pm

Im so sorry for your loss, doctor. Mvs doesnt seem like the murdering type. Maybe your patients were the same assholes who gave mvs death threats two weeks ago. Self defense?

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Demon's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:54 pm

When we do the good, bad, and ugly can we add a category to it? I'd like to add the " You gotta be shitting me"

This weeks "you gotta be shitting me" goes to the Packers Prevent D.

A 4th and 18 touchdown pass by a rookie QB in the 4th qtr versus a prevent defense. You gotta be shitting me!!!

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Coldworld's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:58 pm

We are soooo bad at it. If Greene is hurt we will be even worse. Despite a pretty good showing by the D, I still think it should be better and the reason is Pettine. STs are trying to out do him though.

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tm_inter's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:29 pm

I don't get the Packers Prevent D, which merely allows the opposite team to advance the ball more easily and oftentimes score, when the normal defense works just fine.

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jurp's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:35 pm

Someone once said that all a team's Prevent Defense does is prevent that team from winning.

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ImaPayne's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:19 pm

that is the wortst prevent d in football. pettines nuts should uld be put in a grinder. one anb done in playoffs

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mbpacker's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:33 pm

What about naming it: For Pete's Sake?

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cow7's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:38 pm

*chefs kiss* is the new dab.

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:21 pm

Excellent point, cow7. I hear this chefs kiss horse shit every day on the radio nowadays. Last year and the year before that it was "egregious". And even better is the name cow7. Fuckin awesome name. Chefs kiss of a name. Its egregious of everybody else to not call themselves cow7.

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ricky's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:38 pm

Two coaches need to be replaced next year. ST's and DC. The Packers have to commit to hiring a top notch coach at each position, even though it may cost them more than they like. In the past, especially on ST's, they've had a chance a really good coaches, but have balked at paying them. So they settle for mediocre, and end up with sub-par. The new DC has to be able to motivate players, and get them to attack in a controlled manner. I know that Jim Schwartz is not a nice guy, but he's a terrific motivator and coordinator. I want a tough guy, someone who will come in and let the defense know a new sheriff is in town. And it's time for the posse to saddle up or look for greener pastures.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:53 pm

Gotta run 4-2/4-3/5-2 fronts and keep pressure on the QB. Why drop your edge rusher to cover?

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BELIEVER's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:59 pm

I agree, stop putting our edge rushers in what is not their strengths, they need to focuse on the QB!

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4thandinches's picture

December 06, 2020 at 10:22 pm

Right. It should be Kenny Clark so we get a BJ Raji end zone dance reprise!

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Swisch's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:47 pm

*** Frustrating day for MVS, but how about his blocking downfield on the wonderfully long run by Aaron Jones that finally sealed the game.
*** I thought our coaches for defense and special teams might lose this one for us.
*** What happens if we face Russell Wilson or Kyler Murray in the playoffs?
*** Rodgers, Jones, Adams!!! What a triumvirate of all-pros!
*** It's always a big accomplishment to win in the NFL -- ask the Raiders and Vikings, who eked out wins; and the Seahawks after coming up short against the Giants.

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:54 pm

The d actually tightened up the running lanes when it was 23 16. Yeah the 4th and 18 was bad. But they did man up and got hertz when it mattered

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Norm's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:53 pm

Hertz, or kill-a-hertz?

I’ll show myself out.

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Swisch's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:32 pm

Good point, Thegravedigger, that the defense did come through in stopping the Eagles on the possession before Jones reeled off his spectacular run.
That's what we have to hope for in the playoffs -- but then again Hurts is a raw rookie while Wilson is a savvy vet, and even Murray would have a couple of seasons of experience.
The other thing is that the Packers defense was bad in the first quarter-- with the time of possession, I think, 11:33 minutes for the Eagles out of 15 minutes.
I'd still make the daring move of removing Pettine right now, because I think the Packers need to be somewhat daring to win the Super Bowl this season.
If there is anyone at all available on staff or elsewhere who could step in as defensive coordinator immediately, then it's time for Pettine to go.
The replacement wouldn't have to completely change the system for the defense this season, but mostly tweak it with more aggressiveness and more discipline.

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:59 pm

With this offense, im okay with the defense giving up some yards, as long as they dont give up 7. As long as this offense keeps on cruising. The main difference in this defense now opposed to earlier in the year is the pressure. 7 sacks, and a bunch more hits and hurries. Earlier in the season, we were last in nfl in pressures. Last season, we were first. If this d gives up 3 first downs, then gets a 3rd down sack, thats a win. I see this defense progressing, and i also havent seen the dreaded pettine 3 man rush lately, which tells me he and they are adjusting. I would hold off on the pettine firing, at least for now. If raven greene is hurt against the lions, hopefully we see more kamal martin and less will redmond, which will also be a telling sign on if pettine is willing to adjust from his urge to be in dime all the time. My biggest questions about mike pettine are is he willing to adjust? I see some willingness, hopeful to see more.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 11:45 pm

Darlng move. ok. But you have walked me back from canning Pettine now. I can't take the feeling when we have another team "down" on 4th & long. Pinned back, lol.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:17 pm

"*** Frustrating day for MVS, but how about his blocking downfield on the wonderfully long run by Aaron Jones that finally sealed the game."

Looked to me like he got in the way more than did anything special. Including getting in Jones' way from about the Pack 45 to the 50. Once he got out of the way, he cleaned up a guy that was already back-pedaling because Jones made over-run. Bakh was right there to do that as well.

Jones was remarkable on that play. The blocking at the LoS was remarkable. MVS was not.

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Swisch's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:49 pm

Hello to you, HankScorpio, I think getting in the way may be the secret to good downfield blocking.
It avoids penalties for illegal blocks, while allowing the ball carrier room to maneuver.
(I think good special teams also would involve more getting in the way and less of a need to block from behind or grab from the side.)
I didn't see what MVS did at midfield, but he looked great to me for the last twenty yards or so as far as helping Jones into the end zone. It seems he negated two or three defenders by getting in the way.
That MVS was down there with maximum effort -- after things didn't go his way at other times in the game -- is a huge plus in itself as far as his character.
P.S. To the naysayers against MVS, yes he should have caught that deep ball.
Then again, Davante dropped a touchdown pass that, while difficult, could have been had if he grasped it cleanly at the top of his jump before the defender reached in.
(Lazard dropped one, as well.)
I think it was year four that Davante really took off.
MVS in in year three. He's already good; going to get better; and may become a star.
Let's support him as fans to reach his potential, rather than getting in his way with rash criticism.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 07, 2020 at 05:59 am

Even at MVS's low contract levels, maximum effort is the expectation. Every WR can run. The standards I have extend beyond trying hard and being able to run. And yes, every pass catcher will have the occasional drop. The issue at hand is frequency of them. MVS is too high, Adams is not. That's pretty easy to see.

Generally speaking, for my money, 800 yards is the benchmark for a productive year from a WR. Adams exceeded that in year 3 and 4 before truly spectacular numbers in year 5. MVS will need about 70/game over the final 4 to hit that mark. He's more than capable of that but I'd bet against it if I was betting. He has two defining traits--tremendous speed and inconsistency. THe latter tends to cancel out the former.

It's nothing personal with the guy. I felt for him over the ridiculous reaction on social media after his fumble va Indy. If anything, my issue is with the Packer fans that constantly prop him up over marginal accomplishment--such as beating a LB in coverage or running between 2 defenders while Aaron Jones pulled some magic.

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jlc1's picture

December 07, 2020 at 01:17 pm

The worst was st. Brown's - he didn't even drop it because he didn't even get his hands on it. Total whiff.

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SteelyPhil's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:40 pm

It's amazing how quickly a blowout can turn into a close game. I think the most frustrating part is that they give us sustained looks at true greatness, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, only to mysteriously sputter out for a drive here and there. Couple that with inexplicably soft defense on 3rd/4th and long plus horrendous special teams, and this team gives you opportunities to beat it.

Credit, though, to Jones with the dagger TD and then Preston + Savage on the interception to close out the game. We've seen this team forget how to close out games before. First in the division with only one game back from the Saints (who still have to play KC in a couple weeks) is a pretty good place to be in at this point in the season! Go Pack Go!

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Stroh's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:22 pm

Forget how to close a game? That implies they had once learened it. They've never learned anything resembling closing a game!

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:40 pm

Again, some of the crap the defense does will cost us big against the better playoff caliber teams.

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SteelyPhil's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:01 pm

More worried about ST at this point. J. K. Scott is a mediocre punter and this is the second punt-return TD we've given up in 4 weeks. Insanity. Since Ervin can't stay healthy and we don't have anyone else on the roster who can field kicks, hopefully the recently signed Austin can give us some life in that regard. Even Crosby has missed two XP attempts.

I don't like Pettine either and this defense does often play soft, but giving up only 10 points in 4 quarters is a win no matter how you slice it, particularly when our offense is good for 30 every week.

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:50 pm

I agree with every word!

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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:35 pm

I look at crosbys missed xps in non crunch time as almost like a " let him get his misses out of his system on xps" typa thing. He is perfect on fgs.

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Since'61's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:40 pm

Another solid 3 quarters of a game. Special teams coverage really needs help. 4th and 18 for a TD why not?

The Packers played well on both sides of the ball but 4th qtr lapses again allow the opponent to stick around.

Rodgers to Adams may have reached another level. Aaron Jones with a spectacular TD run. DL and edge LBs played much better. The Smiths plus Gary all had a strong game.
OL played well again against a good DL.

Nice win, #2 seed. On to Detroit. Thanks, Since ‘61

12 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:21 pm

40 for 60.

1 points
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splitpea1's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:22 pm

The usual hiccups with the second-half defense and special teams, but:

The O-line was superb and so was AR with his pinpoint accuracy; Davante was great, especially with the fancy footwork along the sideline for AR's 400th TD; P. Smith had another strong game with a nice TFL and timely QB pressure which led to the game-sealing INT by Savage.

Aaron Jones: I don't care what anyone says about RBs being disposable and so forth; this guy is an integral part of our offense as far as running, receiving, and blocking. He needs to be re-signed!

17 points
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Dzehren's picture

December 07, 2020 at 12:46 am

Totally agree Split Pea. Everything
Starts with the OL. Rodgers hitting 400 TD’s was fun to be apart of.

Letting Aaron Jones out of the building would be a grave mistake.

Play makers are not easy to find
(I get the AJ is a RB argument-
but don’t buy it).

Offense is geared toward
Rodgers Jones and Adam’s.

Guy from Chiefs 1st round pick Clyde Edwards Hillair (spelling??)! Reminds me of Aaron Jones.

Every team in the league is looking for Clyde Edwards, Aaron Jones or Alvin Kamara. These type of players are very difficult to replace.

4 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 07, 2020 at 03:32 am

Then target Etienne from Clemson.

0 points
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SugarCain's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:42 pm

Everyone screaming about Pettine when ANYTHING GOES WRONG
When an NFL Defense gives up 10 pts you need to say great job! Period.

9 points
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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:52 pm

It was a headscratcher the 4th and 18 play. But i think using the word atrocius was a little strong. They got pressure all day, and were decent against the run. This defense is improving and are making plays when they need to. The special teams tho. Wtf man. Get your shit together. If ty summers doesnt make that play.... Kirksey needs to be replaced. He is a slug. Other than him the d all played well. We got martin and barnes. Let em play.

3 points
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flackcatcher's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:29 pm

Two of the Packers best secondary players lost contact because they got drawn in to a QB who broke contain. It happens. I counted at 5 times when Rodgers sucked a good Eagles secondary in when he broke containment, it happens. Martin and Barnes are not assignment sure, if they were both would be playing on the field. 10 points scored by this Eagles offense, good day by the Packers defense.

3 points
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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:47 pm

I agree with everything you are saying except one thing. The point that if martin and barnes were assignment sure that they would be playing. It feels like because kirksey is the vet and is more well liked and was a higher paid free agent, he gets the longer leash. I hope that they always put the best players out there,but idk if thats the case. I hope i am wrong

2 points
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flackcatcher's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:40 pm

I get what you mean. I thought injuries early and Covid-19 did more damage to both players field time than Kirksey being a veteran. The other is teams are now starting to pull more unscouted looks during games. Having a veteran makes a difference. (Still, Kirksey look a bit beefy now compared to earlier this season. I like to know how many guys on the roster really had Covid-19 this season. After watching what happened to the Ravens, well glad I'm not a Steelers fan...)

1 points
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egbertsouse's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:00 pm

Wow.....

1 points
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Packer_Fan's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:37 pm

Except for the 4th and 29, I thought the defense played well. They had to adjust for Hurst's running ability after the first TD. And they did.

6 points
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cpabandit's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:19 pm

10 points is great however one must consider that Philly currently has an offense that a high school team could stop.

2 points
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Oppy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 11:39 pm

The Eagles scored 16 total points today, 6 of which the Packers' defense wasn't on the field for.

One must consider that the Eagles are averaging 21.2 points per game in 2020 against professional NFL defenses.

So, the logical conclusion here is that the Packers defense played the Eagles offense better than most other NFL defenses have so far it 2020, and you don't fully appreciate what a good or bad NFL defense actually gives up.

1 points
3
2
Farts_After_Wins's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:43 pm

*poot*

9 points
12
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BELIEVER's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:49 pm

I thought Keke played a good game, anybody else?

24 points
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NickPerry's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:58 pm

Keke played an excellent game!

4 points
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Guam's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:02 pm

Agreed, Keke was very active this game and had at least one and maybe two sacks. Preston Smith did a really poor job of holding the edge on Philly's first two possessions but cleaned it up after that and played better. I generally liked the defensive play except for the 4th and 18 touchdown. That was beyond unacceptable.

5 points
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PewAuKeeFan's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:53 pm

Keke played an excellent game, and his stats do reflect that. I think PackerAaron meant that too... though by his comment you would not think that.

1 points
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Christian Roussel's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:04 pm

Matt Lafleur and Rodgers have killer instinct, but they cant achieve the killing because of the drops. Everybody's gonna hate on that comment but with Jefferson, they would terminate most opposition by the 3rd quarter.

7 points
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edp1959's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:55 pm

Now you know it was more important to spend the number 1 pick on someone to sit on the bench.

-6 points
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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:11 pm

Dude. Here’s the short list of the best QBs in the entire NFL:
#1. Aaron Rodgers
#2. Patrick Mahomes
#3. Jordan Love
We are set for another 20 years.

1 points
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Demon's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:21 pm

Youd have to explain that Doug . Love #3? I assume your either joking of being sarcastic. Love is more likely to be the newest Brett Hundley/DeShone Kizer as he is the new AR/Mahomes.

Franchise QBs are very difficult to find. If you dont believe it ask Bears or Vikings fans. Green Bay has been blessed with back to back HOF QBs. To think it will be 3 in a row is merely wishful thinking.

-2 points
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PatrickGB's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:46 pm

Like the team did when they picked Rodgers in the first round and sat him for three years?

5 points
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edp1959's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:23 pm

I seem to to recall Rodger’s being the number two on the team while he waited. Love cain’t even win that position and you are comparing him to Rodgers? That is just idiotic.

-4 points
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Oppy's picture

December 07, 2020 at 12:30 am

EDP, what you've failed to mention is that Rodgers was so obviously the future of the position, that thousands of fans thought he was a complete bust and wasted pick, and openly ridiculed him during training camp practices.

Basically, half of the fan base talked about Rodgers just like you talk about Jordan Love. How's that for a dose of Irony?

3 points
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Thegravedigger's picture

December 07, 2020 at 02:06 am

Ed doesnt respond much. He just bitches about the draft. I hear you ed. I didnt love the draft either. Maybe i will in the future though. Maybe you will to ed.

-1 points
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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 07, 2020 at 02:22 am

Yes, in 2005 and 2006. I remember half the fan base wanting AR to play the 2nd half of the 2007 Conf. Champ. Game. I also remember GB drafting a terrible QB in the 2nd round in 2008.

Still, the circumstances were far different with AR, who some thought would be drafted number one overall. Love was and is a head-scratcher.

2 points
2
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Oppy's picture

December 07, 2020 at 07:54 am

Even in Rodgers' first season as a starter- one he personally played fairly well in (although the team didn't over all), people were still calling him a bum.

Mostly because he wasn't Brett Favre.

It amazes me how sometimes people don't learn from the past. You don't know, till you know. Despite Love not playing his rookie year, he may end up being a more valuable pick than any other this decade. It all depends on how things turn out when it's his time. Ridiculing the pick because he hasn't played in 2020 is so short-sighted.

3 points
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Jonathan Spader's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:12 pm

Jefferson was gone by the time the Packers drafted. Get over it.

12 points
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PewAuKeeFan's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:56 pm

Gibson, we will never know, but there are strong suspicions amongst various people that Gute may have intended to pick Jefferson. However, the Vikings picked just before the Packers, so your comment on Jefferson is irrelevant.

3 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:07 pm

Philly took Reagor @ 21. He is just starting to get his mojo after being injured earlier. There was debate between Jefferson or Lamb after Ruggs with his 4.2 speed as to which guy was better. Jeudy was over-drafted. Spielmann made the great pick. Jerry and Big Mike thought Lamb was the real deal. The only chance to move for one of the top guys was to get up to #20. Jefferson is so smooth for a rookie, just a player.

1 points
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Christian Roussel's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:12 pm

you're right about my comment about Jefferson beign irrelevant. But even tough they have a high scoring offense and they can get the run game going in most games, i still believe that in close games or when it's time to close the game, the Packers are missing a reliable and explosive piece. I shouldn't have pointed to Jefferson.

2 points
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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:39 pm

Jefferson went at 21. The vikes picked again at 25. Gute traded up to 26. I want to believe he traded up to 26 to get aiyuk, assuming the queens had their wr already. But then they traded 25 to the niners. Gute was then caught at 26 with his pants down and just took the "bpa" on their board. Just my theory.

1 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 07, 2020 at 03:48 am

He made the move up to bag either Aiyuk or Love, we don't know his thinking ,but they had their eye on Aiyuk since his 2018 season at AZ State. Vikes at #22 from the Diggs trade to Buffalo and the #25 was expendable. Spielman had a great off-season killing some CAP and still getting a blue chip in the deal. The trade down with Lynch got him Gadney as a starting CB then the three pick to Danzler for his other starting CB.

0 points
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NickPerry's picture

December 06, 2020 at 06:57 pm

I don't give a damn...Davante dames IS the BEST WR in the NFL right now.

Aaron Jones, I love you man! I was really sweating in a game I felt like I FINALLY wasn't going to sweat with 7 minutes in the 4th quarter.

Shawn Mennenga has NO BUSINESS coaching in the NFL. That's 2 games this year against inferior opponents a punt return game them life. And for the love of God, please bring in a punter. JK Scott is 6'6", if he just CUTS the returner BOTH times they go down or at least it doesn't look like your dress tripped you up.

Mike Pettine actually looks like a very competent coach when compared to Mennenga.

Don't look now but Savage is REALLY starting to look like a first round Safety. Very nice interception young man.

My heart goes out to MVS...But Damn dude, you HAVE to bring that in!

9-3 folks...Love this team!

7 points
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NickPerry's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:01 pm

By the way...Adams goes over 1000 yards for the season in just 9 1/2 games...#1

11 points
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Christian Roussel's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:03 pm

I've never seen Adams being more dominant than today. Man amongst boys.

5 points
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4thand1's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:14 pm

Yes Nick, I've been looking at Adams and the time he's missed. He would have another 250 to 300 yards if healthy.

1 points
1
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Thegravedigger's picture

December 07, 2020 at 11:51 pm

I have to ask. Are you the nick perry?

0 points
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Oppy's picture

December 08, 2020 at 09:20 pm

He is -a- Nick Perry.

Alas, sadly, he is not *the* Nick Perry.

0 points
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Demon's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:16 pm

A big great job to "The Big Dog" am I the only one that was laughing at the 30+ yard catch and run by M Lewis ? Great job big guy!! I think I may have found the 1 guy in the NFL that I can outrun.

15 points
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Coldworld's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:53 pm

Loved that.

3 points
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cpabandit's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:25 pm

Did you forget the speed of Jimmy Graham? If he was a thoroughbred he'd be named Tripod!

1 points
1
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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:41 pm

I loved how instead of going out he just plowed into 3 defenders.

3 points
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BradHTX's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:12 pm

Yes! That was my moment of the game. “You coming after me? I’ll make you sorry you did, instead of stepping out of bounds.” Love the Big Dog.

3 points
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NickPerry's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:49 pm

Go watch the 77 yard TD run by Jones. Big Dog pancakes #50 on the Eagles. I mean he drives him right into the ground... It was beautiful!

4 points
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4thandinches's picture

December 06, 2020 at 10:30 pm

Had a flashback to Ed West and late career Keith Jackson with the rumbling stumbling catch and run by Big Dog. Awesome

2 points
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WisconsinStrong's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:04 pm

It's never good when you're talking about special teams after a game--or really, at any point in time at all--and our regression in S.T. this year is head-scratching. Defense is improving every week. We won't have that elusive complete game until our S.T. (minus Crosby and Bradley) steps up, but we will gain plenty of grey hair (or lose what little we have, as the case may be) in the meantime.

6 points
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Tundraboy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:01 pm

Wasn't laughing. Actually was enjoying seeing a TE gain more than 4 yards after the catch.

0 points
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rstain99's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:17 pm

The minute you start to feel good 4th and 18 comes up and there you go touchdown. 3 and out and Eagles are on a roll PK Scott please kick it out of bounds ( sucked the last few week) STs sorry going to kill us come playoffs. Again 1 win against a team winning record good team will give them trouble. Savage makes great play d line ok today against the run about time. Mixed emotions lead never safe someone has brain fart along the way to scare the crap out of everyone. C+ today for not stepping on their throats when you have them down.

5 points
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Qoojo's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:24 pm

- Defense bets the under
- Didn't like empty backfield with MM, and still don't like it with MLF
- Scores across the the NFL resemble NCAA scores more than NFL

2 points
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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:42 pm

I hear u on empty sets. Keep the d honest.

0 points
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stockholder's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:23 pm

Is the ugly waiting to happen? Letting a poor team hang around. Just shows how lazy they are. I Love the wake up call. But really, why can't they be the bullies we want?

3 points
5
2
Crankbait's picture

December 07, 2020 at 08:08 am

You have to be coached to play nasty.

0 points
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buddrow53's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:29 pm

Ungrateful fans. You make me sick. Go root for some other team.

-5 points
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Demon's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:33 pm

Why do you care what type of fan anyone is? I shake my head everytime I see a comment like: Real fans wouldnt criticize or complain, or : its better than it was in the 70s or 80s. Why would anyone care how a other fan enjoys the game or doesnt enjoy the game?

I'll never watch a Packer game with Green and gold glasses. I have opinions and if I choose to share them I will.

Being a fan doesnt mean I have to watch piss poor play (like todays STs) and say everything is great.

2 points
3
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Leatherhead's picture

December 07, 2020 at 03:05 pm

Because piss poor play is what a 22-6 team is all about. No point in having a balanced perspective on the matter.

0 points
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Tundraboy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:43 pm

That was the most surprising and fun 77 yard run I have seen in a long , long time. How could we not re-sign him. A Packer run to be proud of.

12 points
12
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Coldworld's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:55 pm

Money, sadly. That highlight won’t help.

3 points
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4thandinches's picture

December 06, 2020 at 10:38 pm

Did you see Z rubbing his fingers together at Jones after the TD run? Pretty sure thats what he was telling him.

2 points
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Tundraboy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 11:49 pm

Yes I did, sadly in a way. One of the great Packer RB plays ever.

1 points
1
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Crankbait's picture

December 07, 2020 at 08:04 am

I cannot believe that this little guy stays on the field considering all the hits he takes. Simply amazing.
Doesn't have breakaway speed but he has everything else including a big heart.

0 points
0
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HankScorpio's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:44 pm

Each week, Savage and Gary are making the 2019 frst round look better. Throw in Jenkins in the 2nd and that draft is starting to pay some dividends. I've been a critic of Gute. But I'm open to evolving evidence that I'm wrong. I'm glad I'm beginning to question it more and more.

10 points
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Swisch's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:04 pm

I'm with you on this one, Hank, plus there's been a promising glimpse of Keke.

3 points
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HankScorpio's picture

December 07, 2020 at 06:10 am

Keke looks like a solid rotational DL to me, which is all you can reasonably expect from a 5th round guy. The arrow is pointing up with him, as well as Gary and Savage.

It goes without saying that Jenkins was an outstanding 2nd round pick.

I'm still holding on to hope that Sternberger will become a player that can at least match what Tonyan is doing this year. With TEs, the 3 year wait is a very big deal, IMO.

Hollman held up ok when forced into duty a few weeks back. Summers is a core ST player, although I'm not sure that is a positive, given how bad the STs have played.

I like the up arrow on the 2019 draft production.

2 points
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LayingTheLawe's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:50 pm

The weak end is going to cover up a pretty good defensive performance. 10 points a handful of sacks and a clinching turnover.

Another great offensive performance against a pretty good D. Love to see the running late.

The special teams are just brutal. It is going to cost them in a close game. At this point you no longer look for a big play from the Packers on special teams, you just hope for no disasters.

6 points
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Crankbait's picture

December 07, 2020 at 08:00 am

The playoffs is where your critical weaknesses always rear their ugly heads.

0 points
0
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PatrickGB's picture

December 06, 2020 at 07:53 pm

I thought that there was a good chance that we might lose this game. I figured that their run game, TE’s and pass rush could do it. Nah, not even close.

3 points
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PewAuKeeFan's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:03 pm

And on top of the Packers win, the Bears and Seahawks lost :).

Next Pettine has to bookmark the Cleveland-Tennessee game. After the Packers dispatch the Lions and Panthers, Pettine has to really get to work and learn from that game.

3 points
3
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Tundraboy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:04 pm

Btw, What the hell is it with us on 4th and long? I kind of expected it. Pettine should know better.

2 points
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flackcatcher's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:22 pm

Not on Pettine. Both DB knew better but got sucked in. Two of the Packers blue chips screwed up in breaking coverage. They knew...

-1 points
1
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Tundraboy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 11:51 pm

Different coach, different players,different era, same result!

1 points
1
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Todd's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:11 pm

Remember back in Adams' second season in '15, he was getting destroyed on the blogs, message boards, etc., for having a dud of a season? (And TT was getting destroyed too for drafting him?) He's a perfect example of why you need to give players a couple of years before calling them a bust.

7 points
8
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Demon's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:37 pm

TT had plenty of busts. I can name many if you need reminding. But yeah I had to eat some crow on Adams.

0 points
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Swisch's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:14 pm

Good stuff, Todd. I'm thinking of MVS and ESB as among those with whom to be patient.
Davante dropped a difficult be gettable touchdown catch tonight; Lazard had a drop, as well; and Aaron Jones went so far as to drop a pitch out.
Without being blind to mistakes from young guys, it seems better with promising players to error on the side of encouragement rather than discouragement.

1 points
2
1
Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 10:10 pm

They tried to boost mvs confidence with that reverse. Didnt quite work out.... The lions corners should hopefully do the trick...

0 points
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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 07, 2020 at 02:30 am

ESB had a drop though it was a difficult catch. Really beautiful throw to ESB, one I've seen Jordy come up with time and again.

1 points
1
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flackcatcher's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:18 pm

Radom thoughts: Me on 4 and 18. Protect the end zone, don't get sucked in. NO!!!!!!!!! &$%#@&!!!!!!!!! Offense needs to hold on and burn clock, BUT NOOOO one giant brain fart of a series, good job Rodgers-MLF. Punt...... Eagles touchdown on a nice set return play. DIE MENNENGA DIE NOW. (GET THE DAMN COMMIE FLU JUST GO AWAY) STUPID MENTAL MISTAKES ON ST GOT THE EAGLES BACK IN THIS GAME...... On defense the Packers shut down a dysfunctional Eagles offense and crushed their offensive line for most of the game. Packer D gave up 10 points, 10 points is a very good day no matter who the Packers play. Packers offense...was not good early against a good Eagles defense. Skill players were off early today. On the other hand Adams was a monster against a very good Eagles secondary. Had over and under cover all day. On the other hand the O Line kept Rodgers clean for most of the day and dominated a good Eagle front 7 for most of the game. Injuries are starting to pile up now, do the Packers have enough depth to counter. Good win against a tough proud Eagles team. I (really) need a (root) beer....

-1 points
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TXCHEESE's picture

December 07, 2020 at 03:49 pm

DIE MENNEGA DIE NOW.??? Sorry, this is just a discussion board for fans. These comments show really poor form....and just for that, I'm hoping the root beer comes out your nose. :-). Seriously, don't take it too seriously!

0 points
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wimiller's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:18 pm

Pay Jones.
and find a way to put a game away when you have a three score lead going into the fourth q. i am in my 70s and you guys are giving to give me a heart attack or a stroke.

11 points
11
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nostradanus's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:26 pm

Tavon Austin will be just the tonic that The ‘not so Special teams needs! Can’t wait ;)

1 points
3
2
jlc1's picture

December 07, 2020 at 01:21 pm

Yeah, he definitely is going to be the guy who makes a tackle downfield....;)

0 points
0
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veteranviewer's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:46 pm

Never underestimate the ability of this offense to score points. Never underestimate the ability of this defense to give up points. J. K Scott tried to fake out another punt returner today. My wife implied only Super Bowls matter. Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT.

1 points
1
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Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 10:12 pm

Poor jk got his ankles broke on the same move the same exact way.

0 points
0
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Packers0808's picture

December 06, 2020 at 08:51 pm

ST for Packers=STINKING TIMES!

1 points
1
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mbpacker's picture

December 06, 2020 at 09:34 pm

Our prevent defense almost prevents us from winning!

1 points
1
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Slim11's picture

December 07, 2020 at 08:38 am

Look at it this way...we’re complaining about Pettine’s prevent defense whereas two years ago we were complaining about McCarthy’s prevent OFFENSE! I will gladly take this season’s discussion.

That said, I am much more concerned about the ST performance than the defense. The defense was less prepared to deal with Hurts at QB than they were for Wentz. That’s not unusual. It’s annoying but, IMO, not so much as the ST performance over the past few weeks.

0 points
0
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wildbill's picture

December 06, 2020 at 10:12 pm

Not gonna lie, we were howling when Bakh flew into view on Jone’s TD run. Freight train running!!

8 points
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pack69go's picture

December 06, 2020 at 10:29 pm

Why don't they fire the DC and make the Outide LB coach the DC. The guy is just an idiot and never learns from his/players mistakes or how to play to the players strengths.

2 points
3
1
Thegravedigger's picture

December 06, 2020 at 10:32 pm

Extra special teams. Unreal. Need to get some different personnel out there. You would think their arguably best open field tackler besides jaire, raven greene would be able to make that tackle on the sideline though. Might have to put amos and some starters out there in the playoffs if this doesnt get fixed. Jeff janis is out there... Wheres this teams travis jervey? Its a good problem to have i suppose. Id rather be bitching about special teams coverage than ya know, shitty defense, or losing. Cus the d is making progress. And we won. Early in the season, p smith, amos, savage, and even z besides when he got sacks were having down years. Theyve all turned it around. Even dean fuckin lowry had a good game. King is back n playing well, jaire is a beast, raven greene makes plays every week. Kirksey is an issue but other than that the d is starting to put it together. They pressured wentz, and then adjusted and stayed in their lanes for hurts. Miles sanders didnt do jack shit. On the short passes, amos and jaire closed in and got tackles. Their was a roll out play by hurts where amos came at hurts, dropped back in coverage, then came back and made the tackle, just one of the many good plays by him and this d. I love this team.

5 points
5
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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 07, 2020 at 02:33 am

There were four or five Lowry sightings today. He had a good game overall.

0 points
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jannes bjornson's picture

December 07, 2020 at 04:11 am

Daguara and Lovette injured, their two FB?HB types for SP teams. Burks afraid of contact, etc, poor lane discipline by Summers? 4th and 18, just play cover two and rush five.

0 points
0
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Oppy's picture

December 06, 2020 at 11:47 pm

It's virtually impossible to judge safety (or even DB) play on modern NFL telecasts, so it's hard to say how his overall game is improving without viewing in person or seeing the all-22 film, but it's nice to see Savage grab another athletic pick today.

It feels like he's building confidence to go make plays the last few weeks, and talk about the right time of year to see it start rolling. I hope his angles are also starting to improve. He has not played sound defense overall in his short career. Here's hoping it's all falling into place.

3 points
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joejetson's picture

December 07, 2020 at 05:42 am

Philly looked like a different team with Hurts at QB. He was much tougher to defend than Wentz.
The offense was very good again today. But the defense will cost them in the postseason.
Throwing away big leads in the second half is a very bad habit. It is now an established pattern that the defense will cave and let leads slip away when they should be shutting the door. Theoretically, it should be easier to play good defense when they have a big lead. They know the other team is going to pass, so they can tee off on pass rush. But the opposite happens. Poor pass rush and disorganized secondary equals blown lead. Luckily, Jones long td run stopped a near collapse.

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December 07, 2020 at 07:44 am

Special-teams is a total disaster right now but a very nice win considering Eagles are playing for their lives.
Some great plays made on both sides of the ball for us very entertaining to watch as long as you don't watch the commercials if you know what I mean.
Go Packers!

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