Losers of Three Straight, Packers Look to Rebound Against Redskins

Green Bay Packers v Tennessee TitansLet’s not mince words here, it hasn’t been good. Each week the Green Bay Packers look like a dumpster fire, doesn’t really help build any confidence to think that this is a playoff caliber team. They just suck right now. They can’t win a game.

The Packers will take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday night, and if they don’t win this one, you can stick a fork in their playoff hopes. This team is not going to get a wildcard berth, and with the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit lions both winning today, they cannot afford to go down two games.

What is wrong with this team? Yes, they have injuries, but injuries don’t mean that you go down 21-0 against a team like the Tennessee Titans in the first quarter. They’re inconsistent and are giving up way too many big plays.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still putting up “good” numbers, but it doesn’t matter when you’re putting up those numbers when the game is out of reach. He’s missing throws, averaging a lot less per attempt, and throwing interceptions. All uncharacteristic of the quarterback we’ve come to know.

We need to finally acknowledge that yes, this team has problems, but how are they going to fix it? This is a team that had super bowl aspirations when the year started, and now they’re 4-5 and on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

One things for sure. They need their injured players back. They’ll get a bit of a boost on both sides of the ball this week by getting back Tight End Jared Cook on offense, and Linebacker Clay Matthews on defense.

Hopefully the other holes get filled as the season goes on, and they can stop the boat from sinking before it’s too late.

Feel free to leave your thoughts on what’s wrong with the Packers, and how you think that they can fix them.

 

 

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Midseason Report

9644374-aaron-rodgers-matt-ryan-nfl-green-bay-packers-atlanta-falcons-850x560Well, it may seem crazy considering the Green Bay Packers lost last week, but I do believe that last weeks’ 33-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons was one of the most promising games of the season thus far.

The offense finally resembled what we knew back in 2014, even though they were down a few key players. The defense, which was especially handicapped, looked as good as they could, going up against the top offense in the league, and being down their top three corners.

This team needs to get healthy, and I believe they will. They are starting to get into midseason form, and by the end of the season, if they can get their key players back, they can get hot. They have the players to win a super bowl. Aaron Rodgers just needs to be Aaron Rodgers.

This is the most up and down season for Rodgers I’ve ever seen, but he’s been getting on a hot streak lately and it looks promising. He’s posted a quarterback rating of 102.2 and 125.5 the last two weeks, and he’s about to go up against a bad Indianapolis Colts defense this week.

Also, the running game continues to be a huge concern and question mark for this team. They’re really missing running back Eddie Lacy, and doing everything they can to fill the hole his injury has caused. They’re getting their rushing yards in unconventional ways, relying on wide receivers and Rodgers’ legs. Hopefully receiver Ty Montgomery can be enough to help fill that void in the next couple weeks.

As always leave your thoughts in the comments!