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Packers Lose to Lions in Stunner

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ilovemypackers, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. ilovemypackers

    ilovemypackers Cheesehead

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  2. FrankRizzo

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    This was a game that should have been a blowout by the time Rodgers got hurt in the 2nd quarter. Here's a recap of our first 4 drives in that first quarter. Thanks to our defense, our offense had a chance to blow them out early if our offense clicked early.

    FIRST QUARTER

    Tight end Andrew Quarless catches a pass over the middle, spins and tries to fight for a few extra yards but doesn't secure the ball and fumbles. Cornerback Brandon McDonald recovers for the Lions.

    On the Packers second possession, Aaron Rodgers drops back on 3rd-and-1 (because we are a weak, finesse OL that can't run for a yard) and is sacked by defensive end Turk McBride. Punt. Two drives, no points on the same team that made Cutler look great last week and made Tom Brady look like.... Tom Brady, on Thanksgiving.

    On the Packers third possession, a 2nd down draw to Brandon Jackson goes nowhere when he is swallowed up by Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, whom nobody blocked. Rodgers misfires on third-and-long with four wideouts. Punt again, 3 drives, nothing to show.

    On the Packs next possession, on second down, receiver Greg Jennings gets deep behind cornerback Amari Spivey. Jennings has 2 steps on Spivey and Rodgers delivers a perfect pass.
    Horrifically, the ball bounces off Jennings' hands, then off his helmet and right into the hands of Spivey, who is trailing the play. Instead of giving up a touchdown, Spivey has a gift-wrapped interception, courtesy of Jennings.

    Easy points left on the field, and a game that could have easily been 21-0, was 0-0.
     
  3. JBlood

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    "(because we are a weak, finesse OL that can't run for a yard)"

    Agreed. And this explains why we are in trouble in December. Campen and Philben need to be replaced. It took MM 3 years to find a proper D coordinator. He still hasn't found an offensive coach that can turn the line into a dynamic force. It may well cost the head coach his job.
     

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