Gut Reactions: Packers outlast Saints

Aaron gives his gut reactions to the Packers victory over the Saints. 

  • The haters are furious. 
  • Didn't love a lot of what they drew up on offense early. 
  • I can admit it. I was petrified about LaFleur goping for it on 4th and Goal. 
  • Knew Payton would want to pound the football. 
  • Big Dog wheel route. That's it. That's the gut reaction. 
  • Coach the team you have. Hate that 4th & 1 call to Jones. 
  • Where was Dillion? 
  • Mike Pettine's inability to adjust is killing me. 
  • Bit of a disappearing act from Z tonight. But he made the play of the game. 
  • Saints did a very good job getting Rodgers to think they were in something and then switching to something else. 
  • Nice bounce back game from Sternberger. 
  • Nice game from Keke, who took advantage a couple times Brees wanted to go deep but it wasn't there. 
  • Interesting to see Billy Turner over Wagner. Thought he held up just fine. 
  • Second time in three weeks Lazard has stumbled catching a deep ball that should have been a TD
  • Love me some Big Bob Tonyan.
  • Look at that. A hands team that knows what to do. 
  • My god I love this team. 
  • Go Pack Go. 
  • Carry The G. 
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CJ Bauckham's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm

a round of applause for our head coach for letting the whole play clock run down before throwing the little red flag

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GBPDAN1's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:41 pm

I agree. McCarthy wouldn't have thought of that

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Bure9620's picture

September 28, 2020 at 08:36 am

Agreed......heady move

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The_Justicar's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:43 pm

Always nice to be 3-0.

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egbertsouse's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:43 pm

Where was Gary? Did he play at all?

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murf7777's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:57 pm

Ankle injury.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:43 pm

Not a lot of drops tonight which is what's been killing the Packers. The shoot out we all expected. Hell of a game Go Pack Go.

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Farts_After_Wins's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm

*poot*

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flackcatcher's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:45 pm

Tradition.

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Bearmeat's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

1. Defense needs someone up front who can play besides KC. I don't care. A trade. Something. Oh, and our ILBs suck too.

2. The WRs and TEs stepped up against a good D. Without Adams. They could be more explosive, but I will admit it. I was wrong. Glad to eat the crow there.

3. Man, Z is a great player, and that fumble was awesome. But he's got to keep his gap integrity. NO was killing us going at him in the first half.

4. I don't know why Payton stopped running, but I appreciate it.

5. In non-Rona world, I think we lose this game. ARod's hard count was a huge weapon at times tonight.

6. 3-0 with two wins over dome teams on the road. Crazy. GPG

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:49 pm

Big bill winn??

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

No fans. Advantage aaron rodgers. No matter where. Hes gonna be smarter and better at the hard count than his competition

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PhantomII's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:31 am

Pettine is gonna have to do something with the OLB being inside the TE and washing Z out of the play. Either move him outside the TE or better move a Safety or LB up next to him so the TE has something else to worry about instead of doubling Z. A safety blitz on that alignment would pay dividends more often than not. They were doing the same thing on multiple plays. Keke did some good things on the DL. Some of N.O's runs made us look like keystone cops trying to tackle Kamara. He's good but we made him look much better than he should have. The offense kept moving the chains and big plays to Lazard and TE group did really well. Big dog got another TD and his block on the goal line got jones over the goal line. Sternberger unthawed and made a couple nice catches.
Nothing is perfect but we have a win over a pretty good team and we are improving in areas we were idol in. Good to see so many different Defensive players playing. It gives us film of players that likely should be playing over some current starters. Keke 2 sacks / pass defensed is a good place to start. Rodgers played exceptionally well. ML called a pretty good game. Glad our TE group was ready to step up. I think Barnes needs to play more.

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Dan Collins's picture

September 28, 2020 at 03:46 am

I have to admit, didn't see 'Rona winning the 12th Man award, but that's 2020.

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Coldworld's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:48 pm

I guess it’s difficult to adjust when your lead ILB is playing his first game on D, but I thought they got more aggressive as the game went on, and seem to improve, particularly after the Kamara run of shame (for us).

I do agree that the play calling wasn’t good at times, particularly early and in the red zone. Eventually we got the TEs going.

Kudos to Lazard. They covered MVS heavily and he introduced himself. NO is good at covering receivers but horrid on TEs.

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Bearmeat's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm

Why did NO stop running the ball??? Silly.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:50 pm

Why did Detroit stop running the ball? Eventually due to the lead the Packers had but for the Saints they don't have that excuse.

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Coldworld's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

Kamara made more from passes. May have led them astray?

Did M Adams play? If not can we replace him with a bean bag or something?

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Bearmeat's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

He played nose a bit and was in on some tackles.

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Coldworld's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm

It’s hard to tell, perhaps I malign him. Keke showed and I noticed Winn, but need to watch closer. I just saw us get pushed back in the middle way too often.

Winn might be a keeper.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:29 pm

Dude has some fire. This d desperately needs a spark. Hes got it. Barnes is a keeper too.

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:52 pm

They had good rotation with the Dline and when Peat went down they could control more of the middle. Thought Lancaster held his own.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:17 am

Its crazy to say but z smith looks like the weak link against the run. And not just today. Last week too.

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Coldworld's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:49 am

He is 280 something. Playing as a down lineman when being run blocked is going to be problematic

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 28, 2020 at 10:52 am

True. Then maybe first down he needs to play more in the rover spot. Or we just need kenny clark

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:45 pm

I still want to know when Mark Murphy is going to be held accountable for destroying the Packers by hiring the coach himself

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Coldworld's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:52 pm

Probably when Mr Rodgers departs?

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flackcatcher's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

(sigh....) Gute's call. Executive committee gave him the final say as GM. Not his first pick, but his first pick (Pettine) didn't want the job.

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fastmoving's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:53 am

Best one today!
Yeahhhh.....

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HankScorpio's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:45 pm

Mad props to the Packers long game in enticing the Saints to put Taysom Hill in such a pivotal moment so he could hand them the game.

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Grandfathered's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:50 pm

Hill's options plays had not worked, so curious to run his fumble play. Saints have to be themselves I guess.

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The_Justicar's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

GB playOmg chess while NO played checkers. You had me laugh out loud with that long game comment. Lol. Paid Hill $16 million too.

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WisconsInExile's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

+100 Unexpected Humor

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Spock's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:27 pm

Can we now say that all the moaning, whining, sighing, etc. about "letting Taysom go" are now just "over the Hill comments"? :)

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marpag1's picture

September 28, 2020 at 11:21 am

Seriously, the way some delusional Packer fans talk about Taysom Hill, he just might be the most overrated player in the history of humankind.

I'm sure that won't change now, despite the fact that he bulldozed his way to 7 yards on 2 rushes, pulled down a soul-destroying one yard reception, and also fumbled the game away.

Nice work, Teaspoon.

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HankScorpio's picture

September 28, 2020 at 07:53 am

I sense a little frustration in the way some people talk about letting him go as a mistake. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

If I'm not, I'll say that I share it. Particularly the notion that he's a QB that it was a mistake to let go. As a versitile weapon that can be used in limited but creative ways, he does hold marginal value. As a QB, he's looking up at Trubisky, which is to say he's got to improve to be just plain bad.

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dobber's picture

September 28, 2020 at 07:58 am

Mind-bogglingly dumb call by Payton at that point. I have no idea why you go away from Murray and Kamara--who are doing whatever they want--to run a gimmick play, when all you need is to run clock and score to put your foot on the Packers' throats.

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SteelyPhil's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:47 pm

I was impressed by our TE play. Sternberger, Tonyan, and Lewis all had nice grabs. Rodgers drawing the penalties to keep drives alive gives me life. Our defense's tackling takes it away, although we had some crucial stops and Z's punch-out was fantastic. 3-0!!!

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HankScorpio's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:01 pm

None of the TEs were spectacular but all 3 did something pretty big. I wouldn't exactly say they led the way but they sure held up their end of the donkey.

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GBPDAN1's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:49 pm

The 3 TEs combined for 9 catches for over 100 yards a 2 TDs. Good production. The Saints keyed on MVS and Jones. Rodgers killed them with Lazard and the TEs. Great game

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Coldworld's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:03 am

In addition, in this game the young TEs made multiple plays and showed us, and them, that they can. That’s something that I think will be a starting point for them in retrospect.

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HankScorpio's picture

September 28, 2020 at 05:42 am

I didn't see the OPI on the old TE's big play that the broadcasting team was prattling on about. On twitter, TJ Lang called it a dive by the DB. That's what it looked like to me. No extension of the arm by Big Dog.

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Minniman's picture

September 28, 2020 at 01:22 am

We’ll pointed out - I’d give you 2 thumbs up for that if I could!

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packerbackerjim's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:48 pm

The fumble was huge. Vintage Rodgers. Jones was scrappy and the TEs finally showed up. 37 points on the road against NO is impressive. Tackling is a perennial issue.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:48 pm

I love lafleur. 3 weeks. 3 offensive different game plans. Week 1. Davante n mvs. Week 2. Aaron jones. Week 3. Tight end leaks out on beautiful play action every 3rd play. And it worked every time. Jaire is awesome on wr screens. I love that shit. When he comes up like a missile. Z got beat up but made the play of the day. I like big billy winn. He looks like he wants to rip some heads offf.

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

Is King capable of playing press coverage?

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flackcatcher's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:27 pm

The Packers were playing a matchup zone for most of the game. King's job was to keep his man in front of him and limit the gains. He did that. Both him and Alexander were good in an assignment that pretty much kept them to being reactors.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:40 pm

Thats what went wrong on that screen. Redmond reacted and just missed the tackle. Where was raven greene?

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 28, 2020 at 08:16 am

Redmond had three big whiffs tackling and mis-played coverage in the short zone on the TD. The point is, King in the zone gets leveraged by the WR because of his legwork. He would be better in the guys face and using his length.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 28, 2020 at 10:57 am

If redmond is gonna play linebacker he has to tackle. Because on 3rd n long that dime lb is gonna be the difference btween a punt and first down on most dump off plays.

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Coldworld's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:15 am

That’s what he is good at. Looked like the Saints were scheming to try to force Zone

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GBPDAN1's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:51 pm

All good points

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Demon's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:50 pm

Glad to see the TE's step up tonight!
4th and 1 at midfield gutsy call LaF bet he doesnt do it again
Did Lowery even play?
Glad for the win but Saints got hosed by a few bad calls by officials.
The practice squad call up guy who hasnt played in 4 years, did as much in one game as M Adams has done in 4 years

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murf7777's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:02 pm

I think Mlf will do it gains because the odds are in your favor. I like his thinking.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:44 pm

Big mother fuckin billl winn. We finally got a big mean bastard in the middle. Hes the most veteran guy on the d already. I love this dude.

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CAG123's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:50 pm

OldSchool I ain’t tryna hear this def needs work “opportunistic” defenses get exposed at some point. We watched a 12 year vet in Michael Jenkins play with a fire and passion neither of our safeties had with their missed tackles I’m sorry but your corners shouldn’t be more physical than your safeties. But man this offense is something ain’t it? This week we leaned on Rodgers when they committed to stopping the run so far it seems like defenses are going to have to pick their poison.

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Coldworld's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:56 pm

Savage made some plays close to the line that were important and physical. Tackling got better after the run of shame I thought.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:59 pm

Yeah i hear you they need some more fire on there d man. There is no vocal leader.

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mrj007's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:52 pm

Great win! I wasn’t expecting much resistance from Packers D - but they got a turn over which was HUGE. Loved the use of tight ends. Almost identical statistics, but Packers were disciplined and had fewer penalties. Very impressive win despite shortcomings with tackling and defensive adjustments.

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NickPerry's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

I think I'm a bit horse from screaming "Where's Dillion" when we were down on the goal line late in game. I get it, Jones has been awesome around the goal line but damn Matt, Dillion I think eliminates a lot of anxiousness down there around the goal line tonight.

LOVED how Rodgers pointed at Sternberger each time he caught the ball as if to say "Nice play young man". I think that's important for these youngsters, especially after a game like last week.

Mason Crosby is worth EVERY DIME he's being paid. BEAUTIFUL game by our kicker.

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Coldworld's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:06 pm

But why oh why with time running down are we pounding Jones up the middle. For one it doesn’t need pass pro and so put the ram in. Heck give it to Lovett, anyone. Don’t risk Jones for nothing.

Ironically the penalties, downs spent on futile rushes effectively iced the game. Eventually bring in blocking back and throw. At least they bought the threat on that.

Overall the goal line calls were not the best tonight. Nor were the opening scripted ones.

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dobber's picture

September 28, 2020 at 07:55 am

I don't pull a rookie ice-cold off the bench at the end of the game and ask him to pile-drive his way through 11 defenders.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 28, 2020 at 11:01 am

I know dillon will be the december guy. Hopefully the january and february guy. He will be fresh while defenses are beat down.

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Since'61's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

Great game. The Saints did not have much besides Kamara on offense. Not sure if Brees should be playing any longer. Need to find a way to stop the run on defense.

Another great game by the Packers OL. Great game for Tonyan. Sternberger had a couple of big plays. If Lazard had better speed he would have had 2 TDs tonight. Rodgers with another big game.

Defense made stops when they needed to in the 4th quarter. This is the type of game we would have lost in the MM/Capers days. A big win on the road that could have playoff seed implications later on. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since ‘61

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CAG123's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:22 pm

Did you see the stat? That’s been the Saints offense for the past 4 years they rely on short catches and YAC yardage or they’ll just slice their way down the field 5-7 yards at a time.

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Minniman's picture

September 28, 2020 at 02:16 am

Re Lazard Since61’, I may be setting the expectation bar low here, but I’m not unhappy with the receivers actually catching the ball. Minimise those DAMN. 3rd and longs that cruelled the packers the last 4 years

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 28, 2020 at 08:21 am

Lazard was and is clearly the #2 guy since last season.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 28, 2020 at 11:02 am

Definitely. Hes no one n done jjarrett boykin

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Since'61's picture

September 28, 2020 at 08:59 pm

I’m happy that Lazard is catching the ball, I’m just saying it would be great if he were a little faster. Maybe like Jordy was. He’d be a great threat and he would take some pressure and coverage off of Adams.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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HR_kevinmc's picture

September 28, 2020 at 08:36 am

Totally agree with MM/Capers comment. Rodgers was all about “flow” post game. Watched Dallas & Seattle and the Dallas offense had too many signature MM Clank plays that made you think, “Where was that suppose to go”?

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EdsLaces's picture

September 27, 2020 at 10:58 pm

Crazy game. I have no idea why the Saints ever stopped running the ball. Kudos to Keke!

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PhantomII's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:48 am

I don't know why they stopped running. Maybe they thought Rodgers would keep throwing long range kill shots to Lazard. Z stripping the ball and us getting ahead on the scoreboard must have spooked them??? Our D actually made a few stops. Not their night and they muffed the onside kick.

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Grandfathered's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:01 pm

Larry McCarren had a point: the Packers D gave up a big run full of sloppy tackles and instead of becoming demoralized, they got fired up because of it. It the 4th Qtr they were targeting Kamara and you could see the effort.

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Coldworld's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:09 pm

One has to wonder why it takes that with professional athletes, but I saw that too. We started to tackle like the Saints thereafter. Hope that carries over.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:34 pm

That 3 down sequence on d when we made em go 3 n out with about 6 minutes left was awesome. With sullivan fighting thru the block and getting kamara down like that. Best 3 downs of the night

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LayingTheLawe's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:48 pm

After the missed 4th down by the offense the D got a turnover and a 3 and out. It could be a turning point moment. So maybe there is hope.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:19 am

Yeah 3 open field tackles in a row. Huge. Ba

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LayingTheLawe's picture

September 28, 2020 at 10:12 am

Half the league scored over 30 yesterday, Maybe in today's NFL this is what we have to look for: giving up 30 points but making one or two key plays to get a win.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

September 28, 2020 at 10:12 am

Half the league scored over 30 yesterday, Maybe in today's NFL this is what we have to look for: giving up 30 points but making one or two key plays to get a win.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

September 28, 2020 at 10:12 am

Half the league scored over 30 yesterday, Maybe in today's NFL this is what we have to look for: giving up 30 points but making one or two key plays to get a win.

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WisconsInExile's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:04 pm

Taking a moment to appreciate that, flaws in this game aside, we stole a big road win against a good team despite some very big inactives on our side of the ball. Certainly helps that they had some too. Love the scrappy nature of this team.

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canadapacker's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:04 pm

As I said before our defense is scary - scary bad and then scary good. But whoever is teaching tackling needs to get a refresher - the Saints for sure were better on tackling than we were. Summers - brutal - Kevin King brutal. But we are 3-0 and our tightends showed up when they covered Lazard. About time for Tonyan and Sternberger to get through a game without a drop.

Had penciled this in as a loss but now we are 3-0. Just hope that we dont take Atlanta lightly. They seem to score a lot of points but only send out their scrubs for the second half - probably wont do that this time because if they lose their coach will be fired. Seems that coaches always get fired after losing to Green Bay.

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stockholder's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:22 pm

Give Summers some credit. He needs improvement going to his right. But he made the tackles to the Left. So it's a angle thing. And Amos took a couple of bad angles too. Over all, he didn't embarrass himself except the arm miss on Kamara. But it was just as sad to see everybody miss him too. King, Alexander, etc.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:23 am

Summers made a huge tackle one on one wit trequan smith for a minimal gain on 2nd down right before sullivan got that stop on kamara on 3rd. Quietly the biggest 3 down sequence on d all night.

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spexxx2's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:05 pm

Tackling hurt my soul a bit.

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splitpea1's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:09 pm

Shouldn't be any complaints here.... We won a great game against a tough opponent on the road. Everybody gets a game ball here: offense, special teams, defense.

Yeah, the defense whiffed on some tackles, but they also made a lot of nice open field ones on all the short stuff....Special teams were flawless....Two great plays by M. Lewis, one for the TD reception, the other on his block along with Turner to get A. Jones into the end zone. AR was awesome again.

On top of it, we won without two very important players to start, losing Kirksey, and our three top draft picks not on the field.

And a special thank you to the local government for allowing only Saints' family members to attend and the NFL for keeping the decibel limit at a very reasonable level.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:14 pm

We held New Orleans to 30 on their home field. That doesn’t happen very often. The long run by Kamara featured a lot of bad tackling. Some people don’t think tackles are that important, but I think they are.

Rodgers and this offense are virtually unstoppable.

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stockholder's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:27 pm

The defense got a big lift when the NO Guard went down. Not to mention Hill Fumble.

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Coldworld's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:10 am

Not really on the lineman. They weren’t running any less effectively until later. Of course the turnover was a big boost, but the fire finally appeared after that embarrassing Kamara run.

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Mojo's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:19 pm

Two of the Packers top four players - (Clark and D Adams) were out and yet GB still manages to get a win anyway.

Game MVPs: Rodgers, Lazard & Crosby.

D is a real concern but I'll take 3 & 0.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:46 am

NO had two of its top four players out as well. Michael Thomas is elite. Marcus Davenport was excellent last year. They also had David Onyemata out who is a starting DI player for them. Onyemata is better than any DI lineman on the Packers save for Clark. Not in Clark's class, obviously.

Pretty even in those terms.

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Minniman's picture

September 28, 2020 at 02:23 am

The TE Cook was also out too - he did good things against LV last round. Agree, the teams were pretty matched in the Dinged up department

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Norm's picture

September 28, 2020 at 07:55 am

"I am the Lazard King. I can do anything!"

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johngalt's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:20 pm

Alexander’s whiff on the Kamara TD was rough. That should never happen at this level. Primetime was probably shaking his head, and he was allergic to tackling.

TE’s had a great game. Go Pack

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LayingTheLawe's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:46 pm

I thought it was Redmond who could have had him for a loss before it became a 50 something yard TD highlight we will have to see forever,

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:24 am

It was

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September 28, 2020 at 12:27 am

Alexander whiffed later on after summers and before amos and savage. Or maybe it was after amos? It was five whiffs i kno that.

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 28, 2020 at 08:35 am

Jaire was the last Ole'.

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Lphill's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:26 pm

Packers can't get a yard with Jones , where is Dillon ? Kirksey is not injury prone? Is Preston Smith active? Can't keep winning games by scoring this many points , other than the miss tackle on Kamara Ty Summers looked pretty good don't know why it took so long.

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stockholder's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:00 am

Patrick Queen will be the Defensive Rookie of the year, Higgins 2 TDs today.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:28 am

Its rough watching higgins and shenault and especially pittman jr play well already.

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CAG123's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:26 pm

You’re blaming that on Alexander? He’s coming from the other side of the field it was who Redman first then Summers then Savage probably someone else I forgot all before him.

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johngalt's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:01 am

I’m not blaming the entire run on Alexander. Redman at least wrapped up, granted it was not the best effort, Jaire did have to run him down, but he basically just passively tried to bump shoulders with Kamara- kinda like a celebration you’d do with a team mate. Gotta wrap up man

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 28, 2020 at 08:39 am

He's not going to try and hit K man in the knees. There is a code.

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Coldworld's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:14 am

Alexander did have a bad miss on that one. His and Summers probably the worst, but he also made some good tackles.

In general though, the tackling did get better after that run. That needs to be a take away by players and coaches at all levels of the D. That type of commitment will make a huge difference to this D.

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September 28, 2020 at 08:40 am

Redmond blew the play.

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Badacidtrip's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:28 pm

Let's just bask in the bottom line here! 3-0 in the NFC. 2-0 in the division. 2-0 in away games (not that they mean as much now). Most importantly, honestly looking good, both statistically and with the eyeball test. Nice crunch time win after an egregious defensive lapse. I always respected McCarthy but LaFleur's team has a much better vibe to it.

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stockholder's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:33 pm

I loved the Lewis TD. The Te play was huge today!

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LayingTheLawe's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:44 pm

The tight end position had 9 catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

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September 28, 2020 at 08:42 am

Gruden did it to them the week before with his TEs, especially Waller.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:40 pm

So has Taysom Hill just been a sleeper agent all this time waiting until the Packers needed him. LOL

The offense let down tonight. Without their best receiver they "Only" scored 37 and the second most in the NFL. Honestly, this team is really finding ways to score. No turnovers. The only criticism I guess would have to be getting stopped deep and needing 3 field goals, and this teams perpetual struggle with 3rd or 4th and 1 yard to go.

Am I just a nervous watcher or does it always seem like the Packers struggle with 1 yard to go situations?

The Saints don't give up sacks. Either of their tackles have not given up a sack in over a season. They had given up one sack as a team so far this season in the first two games. So you knew it would be a frustrating day for the Smiths. That said, Z. Smith still comes up with a "it is time" sort of play. I think he should get a sack to go with the fumble and recovery but I guess it was considered a run even if it was the QB he got on that play.

Are we reliving 2011? The offense feasts and the defense just tries to make one or two plays a game?

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:39 pm

Well it seems like Summers is who I thought he was. Its like he’s always in position to make the plays but only actually makes the plays occasionally. He had too many missed tackles, just like in last year’s preseason. I was really hoping he’d improved on that. Here’s hoping that Christian Kirksey makes a quick return.

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Coldworld's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:19 am

I thought he was very poor at first and much better later. It could just have taken time to get up to speed. Taking over calls and playing first snaps on D, that’s doesn’t seem surprising. Overall, I think he was better than expected.

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MITM's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:28 am

Agreed

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Oppy's picture

September 28, 2020 at 04:18 am

Lots of talk about Summers tonight.

He looked like a stop gap player to me.

I guess I don't get it.

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Mojo's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:40 pm

I think NBC had a graphic showing that Rodgers had brought his ranking down on the time of getting the ball out from somewhere in the 30's last year to eighth this year through two games. And he rarely held the ball very long in this game either.

NBC also pointed out, GB has scored more points this year in their first three games than at any comparable time in their history.

I have for years wondered how much more success Rodgers and the Packers would have had if he had subscribed to this philosophy earlier in his career.

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Pizzadoc's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:09 am

We have watched Brady tear shit up for years doing this, and most of us have been begging for 12 to take a checkdown --over throwing it away or getting hit-- over and over.

Finally!!!!

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edp1959's picture

September 28, 2020 at 05:05 am

Wonder how much more success Rodgers and and the Packers would have had if they gave him a damn defense. Trying to blame Rodgers for loses in the past is just plain idiotic.

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Oppy's picture

September 29, 2020 at 07:08 pm

When the QB has a poor game, and you lose, it's probably got to do with the poor QB play to some extent, right? Or no?

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Spock's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:43 pm

I love this team. Great win on the road (granted in this weird new world) and really a fun game to watch. Just glad no new injuries to speak of and another "W" for the Pack. This team, win or lose, is just fun to watch and it is refreshing to see how much fun the players are having! In this crazy time watching people actually enjoying doing their jobs is somehow something I need right now. GPG.
Edit: I forgot about Kirksey. Hopefully that isn't too serious.

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Tundraboy's picture

September 27, 2020 at 11:56 pm

Yay!!!

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flackcatcher's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:10 am

Radom thoughts: Alvin Kamara on Turf. Unreal. "Run of Shame"(Quote Coldworld) Pettine's defense, love it or hate it going to drive us all crazy by the end of the season. By the second half got even lighter upfront with Smiths playing DE and Burks at OLB with 6 DB and Redman for Greene with 2 year Summers at ILB. Can see why the Packers like him. Rare combo of speed quickness and strength. Has football smarts, a bit raw. Packers controlled the tempo all game long, impressive job by MLF of offensive game calling and having Packers prepared in all three phases of the game. Aaron Rodgers is a very bad man. Is in total control of this scheme. Turner or Wagner? My guess is Turner's year in the system made the difference. Both Patrick and Turner had fine games, like they had being playing together for years. Impressive. Is Brees past his sell date.... Road victory in the NFL at a place we never win in. OH YEAH! I need a (root) beer...

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LayingTheLawe's picture

September 28, 2020 at 12:23 am

I am not so sure about praising anyone for the onside kick. If that thing does go 10 yards then what, everyone was just standing there looking at it?

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September 28, 2020 at 09:15 am

That's the point. They were looking at it closely enough to answer the "what if" scenario. It seemed pretty clear that it was not going 10 yards. But they were there in case it took a crazy late bounce.

They absolutely did the right thing. Touching the ball makes it live and erases the 10 yard requirement. It they do that and fail to pluck it cleanly, or get hit and the ball knocked loose, the Saints have a chance. If they don't have to touch it, they should not.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

September 28, 2020 at 10:16 am

I still think there was a Saint there with the "inside rebounding position" waiting to pounce if that thing goes one more yard forward. Teams will need a new plan for this slow kick that takes 10 seconds to get there.

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PatrickGB's picture

September 28, 2020 at 10:19 am

Bingo!

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fastmoving's picture

September 28, 2020 at 01:09 am

Good game. We dont have to be perfekt.

And a Year ago, some guys wanted an idiot like Rex Ryan as coach, Hill under center and and an loooooser like Jerry Jones as boss.......

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September 28, 2020 at 06:54 am

Nola Fans here in Dallas whining about Marcedes push-off.
What the announcers didn't mention was Malcolm Jenkins should have been flagged for either/or defensive holding, illegal contact or DPI first. So the result there was right: TOUCHDOWN BIG DAWG!!

Now, attention turns to Atlanta, who has flatout given away games 2 weeks in a row (to Chicago yesterday amazingly, & via the onside kick fiasco last week vs Dallas). Head Coach Mike Smith is on the proverbial "hot seat".

Oh, speaking of Dallas: Mike McCarthy & the Cows lost again to drop to 1-2, with that lone win being the miracle last week vs Atlanta.
The good news for the Cows is that's good enough for 1st place in that pathetic NFC East division as neither the Eagles or Giants have yet to register a W.

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September 28, 2020 at 07:46 am

"Nola Fans here in Dallas whining about Marcedes push-off."

What push off? Big Dog's arm never extended. He did use it to shield the defender away prior to taking a leap away from the DB toward the ball. But there was no pushing.

The NBC commentators were watching a different replay than the one they showed if they saw a push. The defender flopped, NBA-style. Or soccer-style. Take your pick on the flop comparison.

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dobber's picture

September 28, 2020 at 07:53 am

I thought it was a pretty reasonable no-call. Why call that and not the hold as that defender dragged downfield with a big handful of Lewis' jersey?

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dobber's picture

September 28, 2020 at 07:51 am

Mike Smith got canned several years ago. It's Dan Quinn you're thinking of...

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September 28, 2020 at 10:14 am

A lot of Packers screwed up tackling Kamara on the TD run, but none so blatantly bad as Summers tackling high bouncing off Kamaras shoulder pads along sidelines before Kamara had a full head of steam. Basic tackling skills should be engrained in Summers to go lower when tackling.

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Michpacker's picture

September 28, 2020 at 01:46 pm

It was nice to have a solid performance from special teams. Mason Crosby, Jason Scott, kick off and punt return teams all looked good.

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September 28, 2020 at 02:31 pm

It's been nice not having to watch the Special Teams make mistakes or stupid penalties on every play. CYA Zook !

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