Offense Stalls, Packers lose to Ravens 23-0

Green Bay’s offense couldn’t find any rhythm the entire game after starting with a turnover on the first 3 possessions. While the Packers’ defense held up its end for most of the game, the offense could never muster any consistent drives or produce points. Brett Hundley looked rattled as he threw for 239 yards completing 21 of 36 attempts with 3 interceptions and no touchdowns. He ended the day with a passer rating of 43.6. Hundley consistently missed open wide receivers, hesitated on throws, and took too long to go through his progressions. Jamaal Williams was again given ample opportunity to prove why the Packers made him the first of 4 running backs taken in this year’s draft; however he could manage only 57 yards on 18 carries averaging a mere 3.2 yards per carry.

The Packers were held scoreless in Lambeau Field for the first time since 2006. Considering the offensive performance it may be time to revisit the starting quarterback situation and entertain the thought of giving Joe Callahan a chance to show what he can do at the head of the offense.  With the loss the Packers fall 3 games behind the Vikings for first place in the division. Consequently the Packers’ season may be lost; thus giving little hope Aaron Rodgers returns when eligible.

Will the way this team has performed in the absence of Aaron Rodgers create urgency in the front office this upcoming off season? Hopefully the Packers will address the deficiencies on the team in both the draft(with what looks likely to be an earlier pick than the Packers are accustomed to having) as well as in free agency.

The Packers travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers next Sunday.

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