The Green Bay Packers are now 6-0 after squeaking one out against the Rams yesterday. At least that is what it felt like after the Packers took a 21-point lead at halftime then went into a shell in the second half. Good thing it was only the Rams.
I don’t know what to think about that second half struggles by the offense. I’d like to think they could have flipped the switch and got it rolling again had the Rams scored a TD or two, but who knows? It’s not always that easy.
I have to say that it was a very windy day yesterday and the Packers may have trimmed their play book a little or added more running plays. How Rodgers hit Jones on that long one is beyond me. Both teams threw for a lot of yards but there weren’t a lot of deep routes.
The Packers’ defense gave up a ton of yards again but only three points. Still, one has to be mildly concerned with their inability to get off the field. Kind of like 2009 all over again.
To nitpick a little more I am not too impressed with the Packers’ running game thus far. There has been no consistency to it at all. When the Packers could have used it yesterday to kill some clock in the second half it was nowhere to be found.
Aaron Rodgers isn’t going to throw three touchdowns every week, the Packers are going to need the running game this year as the weather turns for the worse. Maybe it will come around if the offensive line is able to settle down for a few weeks.
I’m a little worried about the prospect of facing rookie quarterback Christian Ponder this week. The Packers seem to have trouble with guys they haven’t seen before. We did come out on top in Carolina against Cam Newton but it was a battle as Newton threw for 432 yards. Hopefully the Packers can confuse Ponder like they did Newton to the tune of four picks.
The Packers seem to have big offensive games when playing indoors these days, so I think Minnesota is a good place for the offense to bounce back from the measly 399 yards they managed yesterday.
Plus, the Vikings are just a mess right now. The whole stadium debacle seems to have cast a pall over the team. It’s just a matter of time until they leave Minnesota and nobody seems to care. Kind of sad really. I’ll miss kicking their butt twice a year.
Would love to be 7-0 at the bye, just to have two more weeks at the top would be awesome. I can look ahead, I hope the Packers don’t. Probably a good thing it is the Vikings this week. You can never overlook a division rival.