The reality of this game is that the Lions out played the Pack and, for most of the game with the exception of a few plays, the offense played another sub-par game. One thing which surfaced this game that’s been missing is Aaron Rodgers legs. He finally started breaking out of the pocket and instead of throwing the ball away or just running out of bounds, he started going for yards and as it turned out he was the leading rusher this game with a TD to boot.
I’m not gonna speculate the reason why McCarthy benched Lacy once again after two straight games of 100+ yards but it was Starks who got the start and most of the carries, obviously something happened this week which got him demoted to back up! Crockett, who was brought up hours before the game from the practice squad, had more yards than Lacy and Starks when he entered the game late in the second half. Stark’s was lucky on a fumble in the red zone which went into the endzone and Randall Cobb happened to be in the right spot to recover for a TD but that still doesn’t negate the fact he coughed up the ball. I am going to enjoy this win like the rest of Packernation but I’m also going to call a horse a horse and this offense is far from championship caliber at this time. McCarthy had better make the necessary changes to get them on track going down the stretch because they can’t rely on luck to win. Hopefully the long week until they face the Cowboys will give the players time to heal and also put a better game plan together. I personally think Bennett needs to be demoted back as WR coach they need him there and he is in no way a good OC. Clements should take back over so basically it will be the same as last season when they were a championship caliber offense. Just because of a few bad plays by a couple players McCarthy felt the need to make drastic changes in the coaching staff. If you watch the offensive game plan it is predictable and unimaginative so maybe a new or should I say old look needs to be implemented.
On a positive note this game proved that the young guys who had to step in for injured vets were able to step up (with the exception of the right side played by Barclay and Lane who were awful) but as it has been for most of this year the defense kept this team in the game long enough for Rodgers to pull a miracle out of his hat and win the it. With D. Randall out Q. Rollins got his first start and played well. Janis and Abbrederis also got more reps this game with Abby catching an 18 yard completion but coming up short on a 3rd and 20 play. He looked better than Adams so hopefully he gets more time in the remainder of this season. Janis was targeted on a bomb early but was tripped up or I believe he makes the catch for a big play. Crockett came into the game on his first carry got 16 yards which seemed to spark the offense and from then on they played with a new intensity. As I said the young guys played well and hopefully continues for the remainder of the season.
Well it was a win Packernation so we can feel good for the next week about our beloved team making a run for the play offs and beyond but let us know your thoughts on the game below or on the face book homepage.
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