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R&R: Rants and Raves – Packers Versus Seattle

Raves

I will start by saying,” Yeah Buddy!” the Seattle jinx is off the Packers’ backs with a 27-17 win on prime time Sunday night football! The whole nation watched as Aaron Rodgers picked apart the defending NFC champs and proved he is the best QB in the NFL. He was 25-of-33 for 249 yards and 2 touchdowns with a 116.9 passer rating, When Eddie Lacy exited with a ankle injury midway through the first quarter I thought this game would tilt in the ‘Hawks favor but James Starks proved why he is the #2 RB and step right in and ran the ball very well and by doing it he kept the Hawks honest at stopping the run which helped Aaron in the passing game. Donnie Barclay was a focus point before the game with Bulaga out but he stepped in and played a stellar game, this offensive line is picking up where they left off last season which is great news. And let me just throw this in here, Rodgers to Jones on the first TD was amazing and who did he toss it on? Yup Richard Sherman 🙂

I had to ask myself is this the same defense as last week? I mean what a turn around with stopping the run and tackling with bad intentions! HHCD was making hits this game you could hear over the crowd noise, Bj Raji, Mike pennel, Mike Daniels, and Datone Jones were all on top of the run this game holding Lynch to only 41 yards. Having Burnett back was big this game with him in there HHCD looked more comfortable at doing his job, Sam Shields bounced back to have a better game as well but Casey Hayward I will get to in the Rants section. But over all I think the defense was the X factor for this win so let us know your opinions on our FB home page or comments section below.

Rants

As I said Casey Hayward kind of disappointed me this game I feel he is better in the slot. I thought he could handle outside duties but he seems to get burned on half the plays which will not fly when it comes down to crunch time, but other than that I don’t have much to rant about this game, maybe some better refereeing and less injuries but those things are out of any one’s control. Let’s all pray Eddie’s injury will not be major. I know the reports were good saying nothing was broke but I’m sure MRI’s will be done to see if he has any ligament damage, the best we can hope for is a sprain.

Thanks,

Jeff

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