What 2 Watch 4: Packers V Lions

The Packers travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday. This game marks the Lions helmetbeginning of a three game NFC North stretch for the Packers. Two of the games, this one and the one against the Bears, will be played away from Lambeau Field. After a season-opening loss to Seattle and comeback victory against the Jets in week two, the Packers will likely show their true colors in this game.

The Lions are now a force to be reckoned with in the NFC North, and whether or not they blow it down the stretch, they can play spoiler to anyone at any time if they don’t challenge for the NFC North title. Here are a few things to watch for: Continue reading

AM Quickslant: Highlights Anyone?

Jordy Nelson put up 209 yards in the Packers comeback win against the Jets Sunday. The Packers, Aaron Rodgers TD Percentagewith the win, squared themselves up with the rest of the division at 1-1. If the second half of Sunday’s game is an indicator of a growing Packers identity, good things are coming our way, Packernation.

The change may be just in time as the Packers hit a critical three-game stretch against division opponents. The only game to be played at Lambeau is the last, versus the Vikings. Facing the Lions and the Bears on their home turf is a daunting task for any team. Will the Packers be up for it? Continue reading

1 Hero in 3 Plays

There is one player who made the difference in the game against the Jets yesterday. I have a hunch supermanthat no one else in the Packers blogosphere knows who it is. If they do…they are not going to talk about it. But I am here to tell the truth.

When the offense was out of sync, and the defense couldn’t stop the Jets, there was a Packers player who stayed cool and made ALL of his plays. Who is it? Well let me ask Packernation first…if you know who it is, comment on Facebook and then READ the post. SHARE it too…if you are confident that you are right.  Continue reading

Morning After Rant and Rave

The morning after each game is a good time to blow off some steam after a big loss or huzzah a big largeforwebwin. What do the Packers need to work on? What did they do well? Each game has its share of little victories and little gripes…let’s call it R&R…”Rant” and “Rave”. So here is my take on the game… Continue reading

What We Learned Against the Jets

jordyOne of very few benefits to the Packers’ season opening match in Seattle two Thursdays ago was the extra time allowed to identify and correct issues that went wrong against the defending champs. A 21-3 deficit midway through the first half of Green Bay’s Week 2 game versus the Jets suggested that the game film from Seattle never actually made it back to the Packers practice facilities.

In a sloppy and somewhat-undeserved victory over New York, the Packers continued to commit familiar mistakes, ranging from simple miscommunication to unsportsmanlike conduct penalties to confusion on defensive personnel groups. The first half of the game saw many missed tackles by Packers defenders on New York’s good-but-not-great running back trio.

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