The Packers had a dominant outing against the Patriots, no matter what the final score was. If the Patriots can complain about the pass breakup of HHCD to Gronk in the endzone, the Packers can decry many more TD catches that were just not quite meant to be. We broke down the Jordy Nelson TD pass just before the half that gave us six points in a game won by five. Now it is time to unpack the final Patriots offensive play, in which the Packers got their first sack of the night.
Aaron, sometimes Packernation forgets just how fortunate we are to be fans of the Green and Gold. We got really lucky when you dropped to number 24 in the 2005 draft. So today we say “Thanks for being a great football player, thanks for being a stand-up member of the community, and thanks for being a Packer!”
All health and happiness to you as you continue with this great season of Packers football. After the win against the Patriots…we are significantly more relaxed! Happy Birthday Aaron!
Packernation, click below to say “Happy Birthday” to our great quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers quieted the critics on Sunday, with a 26-21 victory over just about everyone’s Super Bowl favorites. And, while the game was not over until the final possession, the final score was not truly indicative of how much better the Packers played than the Patriots.
Not enough can be said about the performance of the Packers offensive line on Sunday. Despite having to face mostly three and four-man rushes, the front five still gave Rodgers all day to throw. Rodgers received such great protection from his O-line that he could have easily thrown for over 400 yards. But the New England secondary did an outstanding job taking away the deep ball early in the game, forcing Rodgers to dance in the pocket, with nowhere to throw the ball.
to attempt a 47 yard FG which went wide right to keep the score at 26-21 with a little over 3 minutes left in the game. All the Packers needed to do was pound the ball and get a couple first downs to seal the deal and Aaron Rodgers pass to Cobb on a 3rd down into tight coverage did just that.
So many moving parts have to be in sync for a team to win at the highest level in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson just before the half was a true game-changer. The Patriots had just marched down the field and scored a rare touchdown against our defense inside of two minutes before halftime. Then the Packers offense went back out on the field and we all know what happened with just 23 seconds left on the clock. But here is how it all came together, and it started with a…yeah you guessed it…a timeout.