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Another Week, Another OT Loss for Pack

Posted October 17th, 2010 @ 09:10pm

The Packers exited Lambeau Field Sunday with a 3-3 record, looking every bit the part of a .500 team. With three games left before the bye, the mission is clear: win two of the next three and take a 5-4 record into the off week. Anything less than that and the playoffs will feel out of reach.

Most of our fears were realized against the Dolphins. Defensively, the Pack was unable to apply any pressure on Chad Henne, and the two headed running attach was productive enough to put play action in play and keep the Packers off balance.

When the Packers had the ball, Cameron Wake was the best player on the field. His three sacks don't tell the whole story. He was dominant, got in Rodgers' head and dominated Clifton and Bulaga. The receivers played better and Jennings provided the production we are accustomed to seeing, but they couldn't make enough big plays. Once again Green Bay failed on third down, converting just 3 0f 13 chances.

The game turned on the offsides call On LB Robert Francois that negated a Dolphins punt in the fourth quarter and gave them the ball back. Highly questionable call that did not affect the play, but it resulted in a quick touchdown pass to Fasano and the Pack was in come from behind mode. The ensuing scoring drive sent the game to overtime. But once again, the Packer come up short in the extra session, a regular occurrence going back to the end of the '07 season.

The Packers came into this game short-handed while the Dolphins had 13 days to prepare. It was a tough spot but a crucial game for the Pack who will welcome the Vikings and Cowboys next, with a Halloween road game at the Jets in between. Hopefully Matthews returns next week, along with Pickett and Chillar. The season is on the line--getting a couple of starters back would be a big shot in the arm. If Favre has the kind of time Henne had, the Vikings will have no trouble moving up and down the field.

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on February 24th, 2012 at 10:19pm

It' s too bad that next year is looking like a lockout because it looks like 2010 is not the Packers year. With stingy Ted Thompson, the Packers are in a position to pick up a few impact players and get healthy for 2011 but labor issues could keep the Packers out of the Super Bowl.

on October 17th, 2010 at 10:00pm

Yeah...I agree, not on the GMs hands completely. Players need to play, GM can only do so much. Now...I would put question on 3rd down playcalling. ie. coaching. Though the 4th down sneak into the EndZone was great later on in the 4th quarter. Also, it wasn't an offsides on the penalty that gave them a first down, but an illigeal formation...which was called after about a 4 min break. Absurd. And gave them a touchdown. Legit call...questionable timing.

on October 18th, 2010 at 01:04pm

I laugh at people who still defend Ted Thompson. You cant win a super bowl without a running game. I dont care about injuries....yes it's unfortunate, but its inexcusable not to go out and get a guy like Lynch who would be a dynamic playmaker in this offense and give us a threat. Brandon Jackson is not the answer. I love the guy, but he is a backup, we need a starter now. Ted has done a great job assembling the talent through the draft. But its frustrating when we are only a few pieces away from being an amazing team, and he refuses to go out and spend the money or trade.

on October 18th, 2010 at 01:10pm

Let's not hit the panic button just yet.. We are only one game behind a team that lost at home to the Seahawks. The running game wasn't bad yesterday if case nobody noticed. Injuries are just killing us to the point that people are so down their grammar and punctuation skills vanish (duckman). How can we give Ted Thompson shit?? Didn't he draft Clay Matthews? Brad Jones? Finley?? Raji??? Shall I go on? Let's just get over the loss because If we win a few games comin' up nobody will talk shit about Thompson or McCarthy; who I thought coached the game just fine. Our O'line simply lost the battle in the trenches on key plays in the game. By the way I was completely wrong about Jones.. Crabtree had 33 more yards receiving than Jones..

on October 18th, 2010 at 06:11pm

i hope iam wrong 5-11 looks very possible with no running game and tt incharge /#46 for washington wasn't he there forpackers to take?

on October 18th, 2010 at 09:48am

that was a sad finish...

on October 18th, 2010 at 10:27pm

I have to laugh at the people showing back up trying to pin what is happening on the GM. This team is stacked with talent and DEEEP (which is why the D hasn't imploded yet despite missing so many players). If you try to blame TT for what is happening now you look ridiculous.

on October 18th, 2010 at 11:19am

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