Gut Reactions: Packers take care of the Washington Football Team

Aaron gives his gut reactions to the Packers workman like win over the WFT. 

  • Hell of a job by Joe Barry and crew. 
  • Sorry, I was told Rahsan Gary doesn't make impact plays? Please respond. 
  • Heinicke did a nice job with his legs when he avoided the rush and caught the Packers in man a few times. Doubt they expected that. 
  • People are saying Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers hate running the football. 
  • It's me. I'm people. 
  • Why the Packers re-signed Aaron Jones so they could ignore him is beyond me. 
  • Davante Adams isn't human. That sideline catch was insane. 
  • Rough day for Lucas Patrick. 
  • So great to see Eric Stokes rebound from giving up that early touchdown and breaking up that 4th down pass. 
  • Now that Crosby has actually had a kick blocked, maybe they'll look at the protection unit. 
  • I still can't believe Jaylon Smith didn't get to the QB on that first touchdown.
  • Happy National Tight End Day, Robert Tonyan. 
  • Thought Whitney Mercilus looked good. Hopefully we see more of him going forward. 
  • Need a few more ups and a few less downs from Darnell Savage. 
  • Have a day Allen Lazard. 
  • Go Pack Go. 
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marpag1's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:31 pm

Call me crazy, but the Packers look like a good team that doesn’t have half of their best players on the field due to injury. Not sure where I got that wild idea from, but I feel pretty strongly about it.

Unless the Packers get their studs back, they can’t dominate bad teams, and they’ll probably lose against the best teams. That patchwork O-line came down to earth today, esp in the first half. Arizona is going to be an tough game, especially on a short week.

Tip of the cap to Marcedes Lewis.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:38 pm

Maybe Bakhtiari returns and Elgton kicks back inside to help shore up that bad interior of the line.

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Archie's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:05 am

If Bak plays TH night, I'd think about moving Jenkins to C till Myers gets back.

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dobber's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:44 pm

Washington's defensive front was better than the Packers' OL today.

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:59 pm

I thought Runyon got fooled a few times in the first half. Inexperience has led to failures this season. Hopefully, this weakness will diminish as the season progresses.

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PatrickGB's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:44 pm

Or other teams will try and take advantage of them.

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:09 pm

I think that’s been going on for a while. Certainly was the plan to fool them today and last week.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 25, 2021 at 03:42 am

Runyon was also bull rushed backwards quite a bit in game blowing up any chance of a running game, however several other OL had same thing happening.

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NJ-RICK's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:58 pm

Packers will get a rude awakening if they play like this on Thursday.... Cardinals have a much better defense and their QB can run the ball also. If they can't handle Heinicke good luck next week against Kyle Murray. This game will be a good test for the Packers, I still say Gute needs to continue to contact teams for additional help on DEFENSE. The O-line did not play particularly well today. And Washington's defense ranks last... Packers next few games will tell where the Packers really rank in the NFL. Buc's, Bills, Cardinals, Rams and Cowboys all playing better football right now.

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:11 pm

What help do you see as needed? Which players on D would you replace? Any suggestions as to whom we could get who might be better?

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Bure9620's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:49 pm

Give Washington credit, their front and pass rush is legit.

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Swisch's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:46 pm

Maybe one of the best in the NFL?

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 24, 2021 at 08:45 pm

"..The O-line did not play particularly well today. And Washington's defense ranks last... "

Rick, the WFT D front is legit. Those are four first round draft picks; two from Alabama, one from Ohio State and one from Mississippi State. The defense might rank last, their front does not and we saw that today.

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Archie's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:08 am

ARZ has 4 legit wide-outs plus a 2-headed monster at RB. Given how injured our secondary is, the thought of trying to keep all 4 wideouts covered scares me.

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Rossonero's picture

October 24, 2021 at 07:45 pm

Well said Marpag.

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Swisch's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:33 pm

A significant development, and yet so subtle as to likely go unnoticed by most fans (less discerning than I), is that the Packers defense seemed to slightly improve its performance in the red zone ;-).

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Packerpasty's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:48 pm

with just a little bit of luck also...WFT qb had easy TD and he screwed up the D didn't stop them on that drive..

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Swisch's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:51 pm

A little luck and a little pluck, perhaps.
I don't know about the ratio in this game, but it's a good matter for discussion.
An aggressive defense will cause opposing offenses to make mistakes, although as humans sometimes we just make a mess of things without any help.
Maybe things evened out some for the Packers defense in this game, after giving up so many touchdowns in prior games.

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NickPerry's picture

October 25, 2021 at 06:52 am

Hey now, the Packers D can't help the fact the WFT totally blew that play when he gave himself up BEFORE crossing the goal line.

On 4th down though the Packers Defense DEFINITLY stopped them. They smacked him, knocked the ball out, and kept him out.

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Stic's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:35 pm

This team will lose a minimum of five more games. Cant run the ball. D cant rely on luck going forward. No killer instinct. Dillon fumble sucks. Still like wasting timeouts will catch up with them. Simply unimpressed by a team that is somehow 6-1. I could go on but upcoming games will show the major flaws of this team.

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jurp's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:40 pm

Wasting time outs? They ended the first half with all three of theirs.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:49 pm

Funny I am totally the opposite. A team missing its top 2 edge rushers and top 2 corners holds a team to 10 points, 4 sacks, forces 4 fumbles and 1 pick.

The O line needs to shore up some but they are still playing down 2 starters. Bakhtiari is practicing andonce he returns Jenkins will once again be inside to help in there where the problems have been. By December, Myers also returns. This game they sure couldn't run but it's been going well there up to this game. With jenkins and Myers inside I think a big difference will be seen.

Before the season I thought the Pack would be like 10 - 6 but now thinking they will outperform that.

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BradHTX's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:44 pm

User name checks out, as they say. Well said!

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fastmoving's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:53 pm

We can run the ball pretty good. Maybe we are one of the best running team.
If we choose to run the damn ball.....

Its easy to see......

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ImaPayne's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:39 pm

the o line we lauded finally faced a top notch d line and the results werent pretty. Rodgers and lefleur went yo the short playbook luckily.
This team flat out lacks speed on d and tackling. this will kill this team.
three big plays that could have been for wash could have made this score diff.

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flackcatcher's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:34 pm

Every defense gives up something. Washington's gave up the 5-7 yard for stunts and blitz packages. Yeah, Hackett adjusted their game plan, and Lafleur and Rodgers ran with it away from Washington defense for the most part. What game were YOU watching...

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Todd's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:14 pm

Interesting perspective. They have flaws yes, but you're not even a little impressed that they've got to 6-1 considering all the injuries they've had, especially injuries to top players?

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Bure9620's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:50 pm

They have run the ball quite effectively

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Leatherhead's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:35 pm

The offense hit 24, and we almost win when we get to 24. We protected the ball. A good game for the defense.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:37 pm

Once again a long play where the defender was right there but missed the ball.

But otherwise what game for the D! What redzone difficulties?

What was that blocked field goal? If the dude hadn't put his hand out it would have hit him in the face it was so low.

Am I wrong or on 4th down isn't it illegal to advance a fumble? So no matter what, that play was dead when he fumbled it and the stretch by Heinicke didn't even matter.

Couldn't run the ball at ALL and had those O line breakdowns in the middle again, but still found a way. This team is starting to have that finding a way stuff! Awesome.

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jurp's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:42 pm

I think that the only person who can advance a fourth-down fumble is the player who fumbled it, which in this case was Heinicke, so yes, advancing it would've been legal if he hadn't already been stopped and down as soon as he recovered it.

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Norm's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:52 pm

That fourth down rule doesn't apply to the fumbler.

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StantheFan's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:45 pm

The fumbler can advance it no one else can

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TimBackes's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:38 pm

The biggest issue this defense has had is getting stops in scoring position and they did that four times today.

If this team can just start getting healthy there's no reason why they can't become the team to beat in the conference.

Long way to go to get there and a very tough part of the schedule coming up but 6-1 is a pretty incredible accomplishment for a team that's this banged up.

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TarynsEyes's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:39 pm

The only complaint I have is listening to Greg Olsen when I thought I'd give a listen to announcers again. He made me go back to muting games. It took all of two minutes.

The teams that were expected to be in the Packers' way this season, appear to be falling apart, Arizona and Tampa Bay only ones left. Let's see what Ari has next week against this Packer team that is very invigorated and confident. Finally.

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jurp's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:43 pm

He was actually less horrible than many other announcers, plus he basically said "bullshit" on the horrible PI call on Douglass, so there's that. I think he's the first announcer that I've heard this year call the refs wrong.

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mbpacker's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:26 pm

I think Olsen is ok, just says what he has to say. Not chatty like Romo

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:14 pm

I thought he was better this week than last time.

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Oppy's picture

October 25, 2021 at 11:37 am

I will agree that Olsen was better than last time, but that's not a very high bar to set.

I nearly spit out a chicken wing when he remarked that something was "in VAGUE" as opposed to "en VOGUE".

I do submit that at least he's commenting on the plays as they are unfolding, as opposed to Romo who can't help be try to predict every down.

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Minniman's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:15 pm

Praise from Taryn is something that cannot be underestimated - well done Taryn!

I personally thought that if Heineke hadn't butchered that TD then this game takes on a completely different trajectory (not saying that the Packers lose, but the blowtorch definitely gets applied).

The D is starting to build the first green-shoots of an identity of one that turns up in the 4th. The O needs to take a leaf from this book.

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Norm's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:41 pm

No mention of the four consecutive red zone trips by the WFT that didn't result in touchdowns?

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SteelyPhil's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:58 pm

Rodgers looked sharper today than he has in previous weeks. Maybe they thought that they should play more pass because the front of the WFT is the strength of their defense and the interior of our O-line is leaning on JRJ and Patrick? Either way, we need to get Bakh and Myers back as soon as they're healthy.

Like most people I was suspect of the Barry hire, but early returns have honestly been really good. Campbell is a revelation at ILB, what a signing. Loved the PBU by Stokes on 4th down, giving up the touchdown not so much, but he's almost always in good position.

Given all that we've had to overcome already this year from an injury perspective, I think this team has done an amazing job overall. We're 6-1!!!

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Minniman's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:20 pm

Teams have been going after WTF's seam a lot this year.

I thought that both their O and D fronts were extremely solid - which explains this.

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blacke00's picture

October 25, 2021 at 07:51 am

I don't get it.

WFT's D line looked and played very well. Their O line for the most part played pretty good. The QB played very well. GB's QB played OK, had no running game and the D gave up ton's of yards between the 20's. The time of possession was in WFT's favor.

How did GB win? 4 red zone stops poor and simple.

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Minniman's picture

October 25, 2021 at 01:13 pm

Yep - They lost the turnover stat (either physically or via 4th down failure with no scoring result) - by and large, the team that wins the turnover stat line, wins the game.............. except GB in the last NFCCG :(

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:41 pm

A very disjointedly called offensive game. If something worked, like going to Lazard, we seemed to drop it completely and try something else, rather than forcing the opponent to stop it. We never seriously tried to establish the run to control their rush at least, and seldom used formations where that was a threat. Just felt that was a very odd offensive strategy.

An encouraging one for the D, but can someone explain that it’s ok to rush more than 4 once in a while and also the notion of spying the QB in man?

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Justin Morrow's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:12 pm

We need to blitz a lot more. Especially with our 2 starting corners & 2 starting OLB’s out. Drives me crazy how much time QB’s have against us because no blitzes. We make every QB look good

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PatrickGB's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:54 pm

Maybe we get a long run or two. But Dillon fumbled twice and the running game did not even look good for more than one or two yards when they did run. It would be dumb to keep running it when it wasn’t working. Our defensive secondary is young and banged up. I am just happy that they did as well as they did. When you use a spy that means one less defender to cover the pass.

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:16 pm

Runners typically need to run it to get going. Take time to soften the line. That said, one also runs to keep the rushers honest. We never got to that.

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Swisch's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:03 pm

As a general rule, keep the other side of the ball guessing.
If there's continually no real threat of the run from our offense (e.g. no one behind the quarterback), that seems a gift to the defense.
If there's continually no real threat of a blitz from our defense, that seems a gift to the offense. For that matter, it wouldn't be good to blitz all the time.
Predictability tends to be bad.
Outsmarting the other team is fun.
P.S. Even Wisconsin Badgers, football could use some more deception on offense, it seems, rather just handing it off into the middle of the line so often. It ended up working against Purdue for a nice win, but some more diversity seems important going forward.

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Archie's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:18 am

Agreed.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2021 at 05:41 pm

there was no real threat to run, because it wasnt working. if your theory was true, teams would try and run against the bucs. its a general rule. but its not the only rule. heres another rule.... if the run is not working, and you have aaron rodgers, you throw the ball. its your best chance. i know im being a wise ass, but i watched the same game you watched. and i watched aaron jones get 6 carries for 19 yards. i watched aj dillon get 3 carries for 6 yards. they did an end around. that was the longest run of the day. i love play action, but would you rather have 2nd and 4 after a six yard pass to cobb, or 2nd and 9 after a jones 1 yard run?

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:41 pm

aaron jones 6 carries 19 yards. dillon didnt do much better. they couldnt establish the run. and when they tried, on first down, it ended up being second and long. the wft have a talented fron 4,but no corners, so the packers tried to exploit that. the run is not working with this currently constructed O line, and the only reason the pass is working, is aaron rodgers. they arent holding up, and hes making it work. bakh will be back, hopefully he will be himself. and meyers, same thing. get him, jenkins, bakh on the left side and they can try and establish the run a little more.

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LeotisHarris's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:43 pm

We've all heard it for years, and it held true again today; you cannot stop Taylor Heinicke, you can only hope to contain him.

Could our special teams be worse? Yes, without the trade for Bojo it would be a total sh*tshow.

I'm glad I didn't have seats in the north end zone for this one.

I know the "tough part of the schedule" is ahead, but we're 6-1 and I'm good with that.

Larry McCarren always points out "the other guys get paid, too," but I'm not so sure that applies to some of the WFT.

It's on to Arizona...

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marpag1's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:54 pm

I know WFT didn't have any big returns today, but I crap my pants a little bit every time we kick off. Teams are running the ball out of the end zone from five yards deep, because they're pretty confident that they can make something happen. It's getting to the point where I almost wonder if it wouldn't be a good idea to dedicate a roster spot to a kick off specialist who can just bomb it out of the back of the end zone every time. At least I wouldn't have to change my undies so much.

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Justin Morrow's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:14 pm

Agree 100%. Crosby can’t kick it out of the end zone? Maybe the Pinter can? We suck at special teams & should never let anyone return a kick against us

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PhantomII's picture

October 24, 2021 at 10:20 pm

When I was in HS near the end of the season everyone took turns messing around and punting the ball. One of our WR's ended up kicking farthest with the most hang time of everyone, consistently. I'm pretty sure there is a player on the 53 already that could kick it thru the uprights on a kickoff if they would let players try it if Crosby cannot do it consistently anymore.

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jurp's picture

October 25, 2021 at 09:40 am

I remember Ezra Johnson handling kickoffs for awhile, but I think that was more because opposing teams were going after our kicker on kickoffs. I do remember that some teams (college and pro) have had other position players handle kickoffs from time to time.

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PatrickGB's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:01 pm

Yes but they did not run it back to more than the 25. So it’s good to have that experience on coverage esp when it works. Now if they had been able to run it back further then I would certainly agree.

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marpag1's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:27 pm

So far this season, the Packers are allowing 29.35 yards per kick return, which is 31st out of 32, trailing only the Denver Broncos.

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:20 pm

Slaton did have a kick block, but otherwise I would agree. Fortunately the WFT special teams aren’t much better on returns. Drayton is definitely failing. The kick and punt protection teams were close to disaster regularly.

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BradHTX's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:00 pm

I wear only black undies for this very reason.

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StantheFan's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:46 pm

Had to figure it was going to be a pass heavy game plan against the league worst ranked pass defense

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:42 pm

yes sir. they have no corners. you throw on those guys. thats what you do.

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Archie's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:22 am

Kendall Fuller (?) did a good job on Davontae but then they drop off.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2021 at 12:35 pm

yeah he did okay with safety help. but if it was one on one.... davante would had 30 targets. the doubling is what helped lazard and tonyan open up.

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PackfanNY's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:47 pm

Today was a very good win when you can get caught looking ahead to a short week road game against a tough Cardinals team.

The only thing I would add to your list unfortunately is on the bad side. He’s young but Henry Black had a R-o-u-g-h day. He flat out missed several tackles and was struggling to cover. I would love to know what you see if you look at the film. I saw #41 and actually had to look him up because I wasn’t sure who he was but man from watching on TV he had a bad day.

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:53 pm

He had one really bad one where he let McKissic get outside him that became a long play. He had done well last week and got himself more playing time but maybe that changes going forward.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:23 pm

I mentioned Black in three different comments in the Watch Party thread. I thought he had some poor plays. He did have 3 solo tackles. PFF had him with a 60.9 grade: I expect that to go down.

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 07:13 pm

He’s a willing tackler, but he’s often tactically naïve and thus can be exposed, as was the case when he gave up the edge on the big play.

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Packerpasty's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:54 pm

Henry has to learn how to wrap up on his tackles..he had a baaaad game..

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jurp's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:47 pm

I think the blocked kick should be on the snapper - when the ball hit the defender it was sideways, so something was off on the snap and/or hold. As Olson said, it might've been a miss even if it wasn't blocked.

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:05 pm

It seemed to be spotted right. It would have hit the guy in the face if his hand missed it, so it clearly didn’t leave the foot right.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2021 at 11:20 am

but when mason feels the pressure over and over, maybe subconsciously hes kicking away from the rush. gotta block for the damn kicker.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:48 pm

Those who think Rahsan Gary doesn't make impact plays base everything on sack numbers. The guy wreaks havoc every game. Another great game from #52!

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ImaPayne's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:50 pm

he sucks, dominates nothing, like Perry before him,
he makes ONE good play and pack fans laud him.
Fact is on his big play he was not blocked.
His upper body strength has been lacking since colledge and most o linemrn keep him in check.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:45 pm

thats a little harsh. he has plenty of strength. he still needs to learn some pass moves, but he showed up today, and hes showed up in most other games. hes going to get better as a player. and like perry? the guy has been nothing but healthy basically since he came into the league.

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dobber's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:30 am

Yawn.

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Swisch's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:56 pm

I like to think you're right, Irish_Cheesehead.
Gary may be more concerned about the integrity of his assignments than wildly chasing stats.
If so, it's likely the stats will come in good time.

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Archie's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:26 am

He's a quality starter but great? If he was great he'd have big sack numbers given his speed and power. What would be great is if he was your 2nd best OLB, not your first.

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dobber's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:50 pm

To be honest, without Heinicke this game is a laugher.

When do we start to call attention to Dillon's ball security issues?

Even with their red-zone issues, this defense has surrendered 17 points per game since New Orleans. That'll win football games.

I'll say it here: this offense misses MVS. Sure, #12 likes to waste a few plays per game going deep, but his deep work opens up the underneath and the offense is more explosive.

1-0 this week...

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LayingTheLawe's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:55 pm

MVS, Bakhtiari and Myers. 3 out of 11 starters out so perhaps it gets even better as the winter arrives.

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packer132's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:45 pm

Also Z Smith, Alexander, and King were out on defense. Need to get healthy with no more injuries. Six more weeks until the bye.

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packerbackerjim's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:23 pm

DeGuara and/or Gaffney would have helped a little against their DL.
For once, the special teams did ok, no blatant bad plays.
It looks like the offensive game plan did not intent to utilize the run, taking advantage of a secondary that is struggling.
The bad officiating affected WFT more than GB.

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PewAuKeeFan's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:31 pm

I think Dillon has had only one fumble this season, the one that he had today.

Aaron Jones has had a fumble too this season. Neither of them are Jamaal Williams.

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PhantomII's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:10 pm

I miss Williams as our #2 RB who has never......EVER put the ball on the ground and catches the ball better. My 2c

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:53 pm

The blocked field goal was all on Crosby. That doesn't mean GB should not be fixing it. Tonyan whiffed again, IIRC. The block had some penetration but the guy was falling over and his hand was shoulder height.

Patrick, Runyan at times, had issues. OTOH, Jonathan Allen is simply elite. OL slid protection one way and WA crossed their face while the packers left creases and the outside. Allen up a crease and Ionides free outside. Still, 6 QB hits in the first half and zero in the 2nd half.

Big Dog is a bad man.

Dillon can't fumble like that, not twice.

Lowry keeps doing stuff. Keke looks better. Clark was very active today. Got pressure but gave up gap integrity once of twice including on Heinicke's 38 yard run.

McLaurin is good. Otherwise, CBs looked good. Good day for Chandon.

Maybe GB should consider using a 2nd rounder on an ILB? Please? Because Campbell with solid tackling by Amos limiting gains is really cleaning up the middle and crossers.

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:08 pm

Barry needs to account for QB scrambles when he’s in man. It’s happening consistently and yet no adaptation.

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Justin Morrow's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:22 pm

He needs to rush more than 4. Offense was up & down the field all day. Thankfully our D stopped them in the redzone this week or it would’ve been a very close game

6 points
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flackcatcher's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:47 pm

Washington threw them an unscouted look on offense with their read run option. Packers never got a handle on it all game. Got to give WFT and their HC credit.

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Minniman's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:30 pm

Re Heinicke's 38 yard run -

If you get the chance to watch it again you will see Gary getting illegally held by his blocker..... the guy had hold of his collar and shoulder pads from behind... it was a terrible no-call.

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flackcatcher's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:51 pm

Happens to Gary at least once per game. He's too fast and powerful for OL to handle on bull rushes. And Green Bay should bring this up to the League office, before Gary gets a serious neck injury.

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Minniman's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:52 pm

It pains me somewhat to say this, but maybe Gary needs coaching to "sell" it better when they are doing these egregious stunts on him........ as sad as that sounds.

Being thick hipped he doesn't seem to bend as well around the corner as guys like Chase Young and Harold Landry (with slighter frames). The trade off is that he never gets over-powered and contains the edge well; but he gets hooked up a lot - never around the corner "clean", with a direct route to the QB.

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jurp's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:47 pm

I saw that, too. Nearly threw my beer at the TV.

And then I remembered: whatever happens, always save your beer.

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Minniman's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:53 pm

I'll have to borrow a cookie from Since 61 - well played, sir!

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Swisch's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:14 pm

. . . and your TV. There's usually another beer in the fridge :-).

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fastmoving's picture

October 24, 2021 at 03:55 pm

Great game for the D. Some impressive stops......

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MikeS's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:05 pm

AR12 going back to McCarthy ball--4 and 5 wide too often. Rogers continues to hold the ball way to long. Not enought running the ball. Why did they bother to resign Aaron Jones if they don't use him.

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edp1959's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:31 pm

RDS is so sad. MLF is responsible for sending personnel in for each play, not Rodgers.

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mbpacker's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:15 pm

A win is a win in the week-to-week NFL, I'll take it. But an underwhelming game that we won't get away with to the better teams. Thought we got beat in the trenches but the D did come up big when it had to. We need to get healthy if we are going to challenge in December. If we get all of out players back and don't have any other big injuries I like our chances. Too much smiling from 12. GPG!

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:42 pm

Fair enough, but perhaps a little overstated. I would suggest that the packers defensive line got the better of Washington's OL. I agree that Washington's defensive line was really tough and gave GB fits, thought GB got the pass protection adjusted in the second half.

Washington's front 4 has four first round picks, all recent (since 2017): Chase Young (#2 overall), Daron Payne (13th), Jonathan "stud" Allen (17th) and Montez Sweat (26th). None of them were misses. They are just really good. Their backup, Matt Ioannidis, would easily be #2 DL for GB.

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NitschkeFan's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:40 pm

It is an impressive investment in the front 4. Highly touted prospects that are all turning out to be good NFL players. Well done by WFT.
But it is also an interesting case study of how not having a franchise QB will still keep you from being a winner despite having one of the best DL's in the league.
Also, I liked the going for it on 4th down early in the game inside the WFT 20 yard line. Yes, play aggressive

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mbpacker's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:24 pm

Yeah, maybe I was being a bit too general.

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Guam's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:20 pm

The O-line was beaten in the first half and Rodgers was sacked three times and pressured several more times. However the second half the O-line made some adjustments and played better. I don't believe Rodgers was sacked in the second half and certainly had more time in the pocket.

Other than the opening drive, the defense played decently most of the game, particularly in the red zone. But for Heinicke's running, WFT would not have threatened much at all in the game. My only real complaint about the defense is Henry Black needs to learn to take better angles on runners. He whiffed on at least three tackles because of his poor judgement on angles.

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mbpacker's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:23 pm

Ok, good points too.

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SanLobo's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:21 pm

I’ve seen a lot of criticism of Rodgers in this forum, some valid and some not, but I’ve never seen, “too much smiling from 12” before. My experience has been Rodgers smiles when he is having fun, and he has fun when he’s winning.

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mbpacker's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:23 pm

Ok, good point.

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splitpea1's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:27 pm

Okay, I'll respond: Gary has been getting better every week and it hasn't gone unnoticed, but we've been waiting for that monster impact game--the stuff that shows up on the highlight reel. Love it!

Savage: The tackling needs to improve.

AR: Thought he showed much more patience than usual; love it!

J. Smith: Pretty slow going here; I was hoping for better, but patience, patience....

Crosby: Starting to make me nervous; on the blocked FG, the hold looked good, the ball was just kicked too low.

Slaton: Give the big man credit for the block!

Barry: Might want to think about keeping a spy on the QB in certain situations next game.

Sullivan: Has been quietly solid, glad to see him get the INT.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:45 pm

Agree on Smith so far, though he needs to know the scheme due to his position.

Early returns on Whitney Mercilus are quite positive. He can bull rush and had a couple of pressures.

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ImaPayne's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:52 pm

hard to do in his zone scheme that aint working

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jurp's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:50 pm

Yeah, the terrible zone scheme is why we have a terrible record.

Oh, wait...

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Coldworld's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:32 pm

We played an awful lot of man in this ‘zone’ scheme and have done all season. Ironically, Thursday would seem to call for a more zone heavy approach.

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Thegravedigger's picture

October 25, 2021 at 11:27 am

sulllivan has done a good job this year. i was expecting tyler boyd to give him a problem during the bengals game, and he had 2 catches. he shut down whoever he was on during the bears game. and again today had a good coverage day with the nice pick at the end. sullivan will get tested against the cards. they have 4 wrs who can ball. but so far, hes had a good season.

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Packfangirl's picture

October 24, 2021 at 04:39 pm

-The DL of the WFT was tough
-Adams catch was amazing!
-Bakhtiari can not get back soon enough
-Gotta love Mercedes Lewis
-1-0 this week
-On to the Cardinals!
-Go Pack Go!

7 points
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PatrickGB's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:09 pm

I will take a win against a tough defense. My gut tells me that wins against tough defenses while playing without preferred starters bodes well for the team.

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BELIEVER's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:15 pm

I think the game plan was made with Thursday’s night game in mind. Why run the ball and play smash mouth when you can win by passing. We have found a punter.

8 points
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PewAuKeeFan's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:53 pm

I believe you

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jurp's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:51 pm

The punt that hit on the 2 inch line and bounced back was probably the best punt I've ever seen. Props to the refs for correctly waving off the touchback.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:17 pm

Every game I watch I am appreciating our new punter more.

Corey Bojorquez banged a beauty when we were backed up near the 10 yard line and that last one looked like it hit on the one inch line and bounced back to roughly the three yard line, putting Washington in the hole.

12 points
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Ferrari-Driver's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:20 pm

The coverage on our kickoffs was outstanding today. Washington ran back three and never made it to the 25 yard line on any one of the three.

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Badacidtrip's picture

October 24, 2021 at 05:48 pm

Statistically, this game doesn't look great. We were significantly out gained in yardage. The running game was anemic and yielded a fumble. We had a FG blocked.

The team didn't bring its A game, nor should we expect it yet with all the key players out with injuries. However, they made the big plays when it counted, especially on defense. This was a win for the unsung #2 players and back ups, with Allen Lazard leading the charge (taking nothing away from Adams' incredible contested catch which was the play of the game).

It's been a trademark of LaFleur's teams that they find a way to dispatch lesser opponents with workmanlike, if lackluster, performances.

Arizona will be a huge test.

It would sure be nice if we could have Bahk back for this one!

7 points
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flackcatcher's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:02 pm

Random Thoughts: A win is a win. Never how ugly it looks, all that matters is it is not the big L. Once again a short handed team with many of it quality starters out on defense and offense found a way. And on a short week. Washington has a first rate HC who has been giving other teams fits for years. Packers for the most part adjusted to WFT team unscouted looks on offense/defense and held when necessary. Not pretty, but good enough in all three phases of the game. I need a (root) beer...

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Packerpasty's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:20 pm

The next two, maybe three, games will tell us fans how excited we should be getting about making any noise in the post season....lots to clean up but...a nice string of "W's"

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Packers0808's picture

October 24, 2021 at 06:53 pm

Campbell just keeps souping it up every game! Never know where the guy will spill over too on the field! He definitely is A-Z vegetable soup!

4 points
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Swisch's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:27 pm

Souper Man!

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Rossonero's picture

October 24, 2021 at 07:57 pm

I'll say the same thing as last week: gritty win, wasn't always pretty, but I'll take it. This team just finds ways to win, and that's all you can ask for.

I don't care much for style points, and as banged up as this team is right now, that alone is impressive. What impressed me the most was the red zone D today. They stood tall on a number of occasions. Sure, WFT was missing their two starters on their right hand side, but to stop them that many times in the red zone was impressive and builds confidence.

What worries me: at a certain point, the injuries and one dimensional nature of our offense will catch up to us. Without Rodgers this game is a loss at home. He makes throws that look so easy, but the lack of a running game and the reliance on Adams should concern LaFleur.

At a certain point, we will run into a team that is well coached and talented enough to shut down Adams and pressure Rodgers enough to get us off balance. What I hope to see is a renewed commitment to the running game, as well as getting Tonyan going. I think part of the problem with Tonyan's slow start is he's been called to block a lot more than usual, helping out these back-ups on the O-line. Perhaps if Bakhtiari and MVS come back, that'll open things up a little bit more.

Onto Arizona!!

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

October 25, 2021 at 12:45 am

On at least one of Tonyan's explosive plays, he didn't chip first. I think having to chip is throwing off the timing of some plays.

I am not sure if Tonyan chipped on his other explosive reception as I haven't watched any highlights or a replay. I can't really re-watch games because I cut the cable cord years ago and I have a well-deserved reputation for frugality.

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Rossonero's picture

October 25, 2021 at 05:30 am

Agreed Reynoldo. I think it's absolutely throwing off timing of some plays.

You're the same as me -- I don't have cable anymore either after the price for the basic package skyrocketed. I just have an antennae nowadays, but it picks up the games for me.

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stockholder's picture

October 24, 2021 at 08:04 pm

Great Game. The only question now is the DL.

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firemanshmoopy's picture

October 24, 2021 at 08:06 pm

*Good to see the ball spread around more today
*run the damn ball
*love to see more of Big Dog this year
*run the damn ball
*special teams tackling was solid today
*run the damn ball
*D looking solid with Barry's scheme
*RUN THE DAMN BALL

5 points
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greengold's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:34 pm

Aaron Jones had THREE FUCKING CARRIES in the fist half. AJ Dillon had ONE! Together they had 9 rushing attempts for the entire game.

FIX THIS Matt LaFleur.

We were lucky to win this one.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:36 pm

I thought the "Throw Back" jerseys that the Packers wore today looked great. I liked them better than any I've seen in recent years.

3 points
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Guam's picture

October 24, 2021 at 10:15 pm

Agreed F-D. The throwback uni's looked good! I thought this was what the "color rush" uniforms should have been a couple of years ago and then the Packers came out in all white uni's........

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Since'61's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:52 pm

A win is a win. I’d rather have an ugly win rather than an ugly loss.

Our defense stepped up and made stops when it counted. I do believe that the WFT got a bad call on their QBs TD run that was called back and followed by his goal line fumble.

Loved the TD play to Tonyan and Adams sideline catch.

I don’t understand 40 pass plays called including 3 sacks and 2 scrambled by Rodgers versus only 15 run plays. Doesn’t make sense why we’re not getting the ball in Jones hands. Someone needs to work with Dillon on ball security.

We should not be having problems with STs 7 games into the season. It’s on coaching at this point.

Despite everything I love the effort this team gives on both sides of the ball. When we get our guys back we could become a dominant team. GPG! Thanks, Since ‘61

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Blade's picture

October 24, 2021 at 09:57 pm

I'll take the win. It's important to pad the lead in the Black and Blue division as we have a rough stretch coming up. Theoretically, we could lose a couple of games in the upcoming stretch and still be leading the division. This team just answers the bell. It's all about getting healthy at the right time.

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Archie's picture

October 25, 2021 at 08:43 am

Cincy's big win over Ravens makes them #1 seed in AFC. Makes GB's win over them more significant.

Showdown with ARZ will tell us more about this team than all 7 games to this point.

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Alphadork's picture

October 25, 2021 at 12:45 pm

Just a few fun stats, with all due qualifications for small sample sizes, limited set of (some questionable) opponents, and the legitimate fear that MLF will call me a loser -- after 7 games:
(1) In terms of both total yards allowed per game, and points allowed per game, the Packers defense is 7th best in the NFL;
(2) In terms of passing yards allowed per game, the Packers defense is 6th best in the NFL;
(3) At +5, the Packers as a team are tied for 6th in the NFL in turnover differential.

All those stats include the New Orleans game. As a meaningless statistical exercise, if you remove the Saints from the calculations, the numbers make the Packers defense look elite. Bizarrely, for a change of pace, the offensive stats are pretty much mediocre across the board.

I assume that Arizona will blow all of that up, but you never know!

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