This game can be summed up in one word.
The Packers got rolling early. The defense got a three and out, the Packers scored. The defense got another top, the Packers scored again. The defense got another stop and things were really rolling.
Then Rodgers made one bad play.
He bird dogged Adams, he forced it so close to the sideline, and he paid.
Then the offense got the ball back. Tip drill.
Basically another pick six.
And it was downhill from the there.
Momentum is real and it’s hard to defeat.
The defense, with no excuses, faltered everywhere. No one got hurt. They weren’t tired. The sun was down on their sideline before they encountered any resistance.
They just got beat.
And the offense was shellshocked.
Bakhtiari went out and the Bucs blitzed the heck out of a stunned offense.
The team just didn’t look the same after Rodgers dove for that touchdown. I wonder if he got hurt a little on the contact. It didn’t look bad, but sometimes…
On defense, the Packers favor a bend but don’t break, but that doesn’t work when you’re behind and your offense gives up two touchdowns.
Hopefully that doesn’t happen too often.
- EQ didn’t look good
- Neither did Shepherd
- No one did, really
- JK Scott finally got some exercise
- Refereeing, as always, is inconsistent, but didn’t impact the outcome in any way
- Bakhtiari is critical to what this offense wants to do
- Josh Jackson showed some flashes… and some… not flashes
Sometimes you just get your butt whipped.
On to Houston.