The Green Bay Packers closed out the preseason with a 34-14 drubbing of the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field last night and confidence is high heading to Seattle next Thursday. Even with 20 starters sitting out the Packers dominated from start to finish.
The Packers have looked good all preseason and head coach Mike McCarthy even said this might be the best he’s felt about a team heading into the season. The Packers are sneaking back into the Super Bowl picture in the media and should be considered one of the favorites. View 2014 – 2015 NFL Superbowl odds here to keep up to date on their lines movement through the season.
The Packers’ backup quarterback situation remains too close to call. For me that means Matt Flynn should win the job as number two over Scott Tolzien based on experience. I would hope they keep both.
Other players who made statements were running backs DuJuan Harris and Ladarius Perkins. I think Perkins earned himself a spot on the 10-man practice squad. Elsewhere on offense Davante Adams had his best game and now looks more worthy of roster spot. Another rookie wide receiver – Jeff Janis, also appears to be a lock to make the team. No way the Packers can sneak him to the practice squad after last night’s performance.
On defense Jayrone Elliot all but assured his place on the roster with another sack and consistent pressure on the QB. Jarrett Bush probably assured himself of a ninth season in a Packers uniform. He had a great interception and a huge special teams tackle. Not a whole lot of standouts overall on defense last night but it was good enough to hold the Chiefs to 281 yards.
The Packers still have to make their final cuts but for all intents and purposes, the focus is on the Seattle Seahawks. It’s game week. Football is officially back.