Packers Say Goodbye to the Albatross

Posted by  Brady Augustine   in       2 years ago     217 Views     8 Comments  

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James JonesIn a game that had the feel of a post-season game though it only is week two, the Packers got the albatross off their back with a big win against the Seahawks to go to 2-0 and maintain first place in the division. The Seahawks are now 0-2 after the loss last week to the Rams.

The Seahawks hoped for a field goal and another chance at an onside kick that could give them a chance but Jayrone Elliot had other plans. Knocking the ball out to force a fumble recovered by the Packers that would seal the game, Elliot got his chance and he made it count.

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aThe Packers played a much better game on defense holding Marshawn Lynch to 2.7 yards per carry and a total of 41 yards. The offense had contributions from James Jones yet again and a great performance from Richard Rodgers who showed that he can be a red zone threat. James Starks filled in admirably for an injured Eddie Lacy, averaging 4.8 yards per carry and cashing in some yards in the critical final two Packers drives.

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GO PACK!

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3 Comments

  1.   January 8, 2016, 4:25 pm

    Realistically, Washington hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record all season. I may be underestimating their talent, but my opinion is that they’re the weakest playoff team of both conferences. Their offense is decent, especially if Cousins is allowed to get into a rhythm and they have serious speed at WR. Their front 4 on D is good, but their secondary is full of holes.

    If Rodgers is to get on a roll, this is the team to do it against. Our passing game has responded well late in games against much better Ds than this with no run game. I still think we’ll struggle to run the ball with a banged up O-line and Lacy’s sore ribs. I would never suggest we don’t run at all, but running on 1st and 2nd down and consecutive 1st downs has hurt us all year long. I’d like to see a 75/25 pass/run ratio – including a few runs by Rodgers.

    So my best guess is that it comes down to 5 keys:
    Consistent pressure on Cousins
    Turnovers
    McCarthy’s play calling getting Rodgers into rhythm early with some timing routes and screens to RBs
    Not calling too many run plays which plays to the strength of Redskins’ D
    Rodgers playing well.

    I didn’t list our O-line playing well because Rodgers can overcome most of that when performing like he’s capable, and frankly, I’d prefer to see him tuck it and run to slow down the pass rush a bit. Go Pack go!

  2.   January 8, 2016, 3:12 pm

    Your dreaming if you think they are able to run the ball…….
    They don’t need bounces just a swift kick in the butt to Mc Carthy the play caller( joke)

    •   January 8, 2016, 3:42 pm

      You could be right Bill…I may be dreaming. But I think a bounce or two our way is more likely than anyone giving McCarthy a swift kick in the butt. At this point, I would be content to see some consistent individual wins that add up to an extended drive. 😀

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