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From the Armchair: Green Bay Packers Week 6

10/14/13 in NFL   |   kantwistaye   |   4215 respect

Oct 13, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is congratulated by fullback John Kuhn (30) after throwing a 64 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jordy Nelson (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY SportsThe Packers beat the Ravens 19-17 in a game that ended in far more exciting fashion than how the game had played out for the the first three quarters.  A huge slip up by Jerron McMillan opened up the door for a Ravens victory until a huge catch and run by Jermichael Finley essentially ended the game.

The Packers defense, minus huge McMillan miscue, continues to look strong.  Clay Matthews was out and his absence was barely noticed.  This is a pretty big deal as in the past when Matthews has been out, the pass rush is non-existent and our pass defense falters.  However, Nick Perry, who played in Matthews spot, innjured his foot and figures to be out for some time.  This team can't continue to take hits like this, but both guys should be back for any playoff run.

On offense, the team continues to move the ball at will, but can't finish drives.  This is starting to become a real issue and will certainly cost us a game or two if it keeps up.  Its also causing Rodgers to start forcing some throws here and there, which has never been his style.  Its only going to take one good week to fix this issue, but we've yet to see that outside of the Week 1 loss to San Francisco.  It'll certainly be harder to accomplish now that Randall Cobb is out for 2 month too.  However, if the running game keeps producing as it has, its hard to imagine the passing game won't break wide open real soon.

The Packers move on to host Cleveland this week, which figures to be a fairly easy win.  Brandon Weeden is awful and as long as the Packers can finish off their drives its hard to see Weeden leading the Browns to enough points to win.  The real key for Green Bay is whether or not they can stay healthy.  That'd be a real big win at this point.
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10/14/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61975 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

It was a fairly boring game right up until the end. lol Congrats.
You and your "Green Ba" Packers.

10/14/13   |   JenX63   |   32806 respect

yes