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Packers are down, ....

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by IPBprez, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. IPBprez

    IPBprez Cheesehead

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    Dec 14, 2004
    Lambeau Midwest
    Posted Nov. 28, 2005
    Green Bay Packers receiver and kick returner Andrae Thurman shows his frustration after
    fumbling and losing a late fourth quarter kickoff return Sunday against the Philadelphia
    Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
    Corey Wilson/PackersNews.com

    Packers are down, and officially out

    Turnovers ensure first losing season since 1991

    By Pete Dougherty

    PHILADELPHIA — The Green Bay Packers couldn’t find respite even against a team that’s been knocked around as much as they have this season.

    The Philadelphia Eagles, whose season went into a tailspin starting with the Terrell Owens fiasco last month, lined up Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field with scatter-armed backup Mike McMahon at quarterback and three starting offensive linemen sidelined.

    Yet, like seven teams before them this season, they found a way to beat the lost-cause Packers in a close game.

    It’s no coincidence the Packers have lost seven games this season by a touchdown or less, this time 19-14 on two fourth-quarter field goals that were the difference for the Eagles.

    The story has been the same in almost all those defeats and has become the refrain of a losing season: The Packers stay close but are too easily goaded into turnovers, and without sufficient playmaking talent on offense, or a dynamic turnover-forcing player on defense, they don’t make the decisive plays with the game on the line.

    As in several of their defeats this season, this game ended with a failed effort at a last-gasp score. Against the Eagles, quarterback Brett Favre forced a bomb into triple coverage that was intercepted in the end zone with 38 seconds to play.

    “I hope no one’s getting used to losing, because I’m not,â€

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