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Interception, fumble spell defeat for Packers, 34-30

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 22, 2013 – 3:23 pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers sacked

CINCINNATI–An interception and a fumble spelled defeat for the Packers, 34-30, at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.

The Packers were on the verge of putting the game away when Aaron Rodgers was intercepted by Bengals cornerback Leon Hall early in the fourth quarter, and the Bengals drove 95 yards in seven plays to cut the Packers’ lead to 30-27 with 11:04 to play in the game.

Rodgers and the Packers followed with a long, time-consuming drive, but with the game on the line on a fourth-and-one play at the Bengals 30-yard line, lightning struck the Packers.

Rookie running back Johnathan Franklin fumbled, the Bengals recovered the fumble and, a fumble later, Terence Newman picked up the ball and returned it 58 yards for a touchdown. With 3:47 to play, the Packers trailed, 34-30.

The game was now in the hands of Rodgers and the offense and they moved to their 49-yard line by the two-minute warning, first-and-51 for the win.

Rodgers threw to Jordy Nelson for 18 yards and down to the Cincinnati 25. On third-and-five, Rodgers threw incomplete for Randall Cobb, bringing up a big fourth-and-five. Rodgers’ pass was incomplete for James Jones and the Bengals had the ball and the clock to kill.

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135 Responses to “Interception, fumble spell defeat for Packers, 34-30”

  1. By chang yang on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    very sloppy game, bad plays from all cylinders.

  2. By Emmanuel on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    This just plain sucks.

  3. By James on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Truly a game that came down to turnovers.

  4. By Julio on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    It was probably the worst display I’ve seen from our offense. Easily the worst game from Rodgers. Hope it was just a bad day.

  5. By John on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    This is last year all over again I can’t believe this happened wow.

  6. By Justin on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Jordy Nelson the only player who showed up to battle today? You could even tell he was hurting.

  7. By Dennis on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Horrible play calling by MM. Cant sustain drives when on third and short your calling plays that are going deep.

  8. By SK on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Terrible game all around. I applaud MM going for it on 4th down, but the playcall was terrible. Spreading the field on the play did no good when everyone knew Franklin was getting the ball. Why not two TE in the backfield to give him a lead block? This line needs all the help it can get in short yardage.

  9. By Chad on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    This game was in the cards… With all of the pre-game injuries, then all of the in-game injuries… coupled with an off day by your qb… had to happen. The fourth week bye that nobody wanted looks really good right now.

  10. By Steve on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like the Pack took the off week a week too soon!

  11. By chang yang on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    worst play calling ever by MM. Did MM sell our offense to ML?

  12. By YoshiEaterX on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Aaron Rogers got angry…

  13. By bush on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    15-1 looked 2 years ago good but i like my 10-6 superbowl champs better.. they’ll work it out…

  14. By chang yang on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Aaron trusted MM in this game.

  15. By Jamie on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    never seen so many injuries to so many players this early in a season. Thank god that we are heading into a bye week.

  16. By Steve on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    “Aaron Rogers got angry…” TOO BAD HE DIDN’T GET BETTER!

  17. By brokenbackjack on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I can hear MM now as he will say he takes all the blame for the loss. Big deal MM, we lost and shouldn’t have. You don’t give up a 16 point lead if you are a championship team.
    Also what is it with all the hammy injuries. No body in the league has hammy injuries like us.
    Find out what is wrong with our conditioning and fix it!

  18. By Nick on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    What terrible play calling on the final 2 drives. I mean… the ball gets batted several times on those quick outs and GB continues to run those plays??? I love green bay no doubt but Aaron Rodgers needs protection. As we all can see now he is not as great as everyone says he is I mean when was the last time he had a comeback victory??? This is the second time I’ve seen him blow a lead. Colts last year… Aaron is my favorite QB, but damn I need proof other than his one Super Bowl and his QBR that he is truly the best QB in the GAME.

  19. By Michael on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    It looked like you guys were already on your bye week. Rodgers, you need to clear your head dude.

  20. By Scott on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I have been b*tchen about our offense constantly looking for a glory play on short yardage with low percentage plays!!! Stop it!!!! JUST MOVE THE CHAINS!!!!

  21. By RANDALL CANEZ on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Besides the injuries and turnovers, my question is, where is Nick Perry?Whitout Clay Matthews the defense makes non pressure, is starting to smell some bust to me! Maybe Mulumba does a better job, why not trying?

  22. By Tom on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    1 – 2 at the bye? Didn’t see that coming.

  23. By zappo777 on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    This aint Packer Football–Loses like this will quickly enter the Packers into the “LOSERS BOWL” not the Super Bowl….Something is wrong with this Packer team!!!!!!

  24. By Ryan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    And now here comes all the crying from these angry fans lol, regardless of the fumble Franklin i applaud you for having a great game i see a bright future for you in the green and gold and im more happier then ever to know we got you in the fourth round. Great game by a tough Bengals team Go Pack Go!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. By zia on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    does rogers 120 million prevent GB from having a better offensive line.

  26. By Emmanuel on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Too early to label Nick Perry a bust.

  27. By Ryan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    @nick lol just shut up dumbest comment of the day haha

  28. By BMas on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Cincy has a good defense. However, I agree that aside from Franklin making the most of his opportunities (until the fumble) and Jordy Nelson it seemed the #1 offense in the NFL was not ready to battle. C’mon James Jones on the slant that got picked off…. Man up! Oh yeah, another hamstring injury. Imagine that! Enjoy the early season bye and mending the injuries. Good grief!

  29. By Dennis on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    No offense but the packers haven’t had a lot of come from behind wins because of the horrible play calling by MM. I can’t blame all of it on Rodgers. MM has got to move the chains more and stop going for the deep ball so much.

  30. By Hammo19 on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    This hurts so much……I really hope we are not headed for more lengthy wilderness years after 3 really good seasons. We seem unable to hold onto a good margin and only too capable of letting the opposing teams defence score against us. Only silver lining this week is Minnesotas loss……..

  31. By Nick on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    @ryan how was that dumb? did you not watch the game? Get off AR wiener and admit he isn’t playing at that “elite” level. He had a great game last week against possibly the worst D in the league right now. His play isn’t all on him, he doesnt have good protection and he forces plays far to often because of that. lol and who says shut up anymore what are you like 10?

  32. By Curt on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t understand the play calling. No screen’s, draws or slants. Don’t understand why everybody thinks MM is a offensive genius.

  33. By Terry on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Totally frustrating 4th quarter. Great going for it on 4th down, but where’s the creativity in play calling? Unimpressed. A.R. had a bad game, true, but if we would roll him out once in a blue moon it changes everything, including tipped balls at the LOS. Again, where’s the creativity? Perhaps its time for MM to turn the play book over to someone else on Sundays. We can do better than this.

  34. By BIG CHEESE on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Ugly and pathetic; from the coaching to Rodgers, the worst game and effort I’ve seen from the Packers offense since the good ole days in the 70’s and 80’s. With the exception of the fumble, Franklin looked good, and the D got some take-aways. Lots of road kill, good thing next week is a bye. Simply disgusting…..

  35. By Nick on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Ryan is happy the packer lost lol what an idiot

  36. By Emmanuel on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hammo19 you are blowing it out of proportion it barely the third game of the season and we went toe to toe with one of the best teams in the AFC at their home. If it wasn’t for the interception and fumble late in the game we could easily have won this is still a very good team.

  37. By Bob on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I have been a Packer fan for 40 plus years and cannot remember when they lost like they did today. We nee 2 running backs at all times and a line that will protect Aaron more. Very disappointed but hopefully the bye week will get players healthy and put a nice win streak together.Go Pack!!!!

  38. By chang yang on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Packers really need this bye.

  39. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply


  40. By Pckrfan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    4th and 1 and give it to the little man (and a rookie to boot) and try to go up the middle?? WE can’t even protect the quarteback much less jam it up the middle
    WE NEED NEW COACHING!!!!! Capers and McCarthy need to go. This team was defeated before it took the field. There is no energy out there at all. And another player with a hamstring injury – poor conditioning – THATS COACHING!!!

  41. By OdinsEye on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Championship teams don’t lose this game. With the score 30-14, I said the Pack would need another score. Immediately, Caper’s defense gives up a quick TD making it 30-21. A missed FG gives Packer fans some false help. Another TD and a mixed extra point, and the Pack gets the ball. Should have kicked the FG to force the Bengal offense to score a TD.

    Thus far, the 1-2 record falls on the coaches. Poor play calling, continued poor defense when it needs to come up big, poor conditioning, etc. Nick who?

    The game never should have come down to a freak fumble. Never… Not after having a 16 point lead. A lead that should have been at least 24 points if the offense was in sync…

  42. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe during the bye week, they can find a NEW COACH!!!

  43. By kEVIN on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply


  44. By keith on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I think to blame aaron for a interception and johnathon franklin fumble cost the game is wrong. This problem plagued us last year it starts in the front office. You have a sorry secondary piss poor now its we are missing casey hayward. We are missing a secondary. You have guys sitting in the free agency but we keep sticking our rookies in positions where they lose. We don’t have a bump and run corner. Sam sheilds is fast that’s it. Tramon williams is trash that’s it we let shon smith darryl revis,osamuga slide right past us. And not to mention michael turner is there. Mike Mcarthy is a good coach but cmon
    his play calling sucks. San fran switched to jon harbaugh got meaner and tougher after mcarthy left. Our defensive coordinator

  45. By mike on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    With all the mishaps .. which players will do !! The level of Incompetence by our Leader & Head Coach,, Mike M..is as bad as it gets …I know everyone plays the blame game after a loss.. yes AR bad some bad Decision .. but all of that could have been overcome by a great coach.. MM is just a run of the mill coach.. being covered up by some amazing players Jordy ., AR , Clay ,etc .. MM would not last one season with a middle of the road team.. I’m shocked that TT lets it continue .. A. Rogers only comes around once in a decade or more .. and it’s being undermined by incompetence! MM has too gooo., which sadly , will never happen,,

  46. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    On the 4th and inch,Rogers could have faked the hand off and walked to the end zone!!!!

  47. By chang yang on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    now Vic knows why fans were complaining about the packers letting the redskins get 20 pts in 1 quarter last week.

  48. By GeorgePack on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Aaron is sick of the coaching….after year’s of BAD coaching!!!!. Hope he let’s it all out. The sooner the better…to get mm out of Green Bay! A great QB needs a fair coach. I’m sure many will help mm move….

  49. By john volansky on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply


    Loved the 4th down decision to go for it… But really, Franlin to the 1 hole? I mean they could not stop him in space so to run him to the teeth of the “D” jsut didn’tseem like a good idea. Wanted him in space as they could not stop him in space all day.. What say you???

  50. By BIG CHEESE on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Evidenced by the exchange Rodgers had with McCarthy on the sideline. Both are to blame. Rodgers was not Rodgers today.

  51. By gary on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s face it, the packers aren’t as good as they think they are.

  52. By Hammo19 on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like I’m not the only one who thinks that we are uncapable of holding on to a winning margin no matter how early on we are in the season…..

  53. By Jim on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    The defense did all it could with 4 takeaways and a touchdown. The special teams and especially the offense didn’t show up for this game. Rodgers looked like he didn’t want to be there from the beginning. Injuries were a big part, the most harmful to Clay Matthews. Why is it that the Packers have had by far the most hamstring injuries than any other team in the NFL for two years running? Conditioning and warm up problems? Not a lot of answers but an awful lot of questions at this time of the season. Pack can still finish 10-6 if they get their act together. If only the offense and defense both showed up to games.

  54. By Ryan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    @nick im acting like im 10 yet ur calling me names lol ooh the irony, next time u watch a football game try and enjoy it rather than pop a blood vessel and find an excuse to come on here and cry about it, what are u 10??? my gosh the packers lost to a tough team that’s 3 playoff teams to start the season and now that we are 1 and 2 Aaron Rodgers isn’t the best in game smh now who’s the idiot?

  55. By Ryan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    now good day i have to work

  56. By BIG CHEESE on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder which was Vic thinks the Packers “arrow” is pointing now? We’ll just hear about how great the Bengals defense is, when MM, Rodgers, and the offense own this one.

  57. By Tom on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    come on, offense had a bad week. Rodgers had an off game, yep he is human. So what still in this game and should have won. Fear not the sky is not falling, injuries concerning but early in season so Pack will turn this around.

  58. By GeorgePack on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    It’s ALL mm…….he ride’s talent…..never has been even close to average in coaching talent.

  59. By DaGrise on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Matthews. Hamstring. Again.

  60. By Pckrfan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    We can still finish 10-6 and then what lose in the 1st round of the playoffs – wake up – this team is going no where – Aaron Rodgers is the reason MM has a job – he’s a lousy coach with a good record because we have a great QB – MM and capers are not good coaches – get rid of them

  61. By chang yang on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    people, cool down, packers are work in progress and bengles are going to the super bowl this year. Packers did good.

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  63. By Dan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    NO O LINE Again how many times does Rogers have too get hit or hurt before it gets fixed.

  64. By BIG CHEESE on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    No doubt the O-line needs work, but why does Rodgers continue to hold onto the ball all the time? His head was not in this game at all; he was off. Worst performance of his career as a starter.

  65. By Karl on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    One does not simply keep the conditioning coach(es) for this long… Who else has to suffer a hamstring? Aaron? Fire them now!!!

  66. By Mat on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t wait to hear the same-old same-old from MM about the loss. “We didn’t execute, I can’t coach my way out of a paper bag…..”

  67. By Jim on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    One more rant! When was the last time a Packer running back had a good game and didn’t get hurt immediately? Franklin almost was out. The play calling has been had scratching at times, but then the execution hasn’t been that great either. I just seems that whenever the offense has a good day the defense sucks…and vice versa.

  68. By Dan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Karl your right about the conditioning coaches Holmgren had the same problem and hired new ones.

  69. By Tony on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Im so sick and tired of the mediocre defense year in and year out! capers has to go and when is the front office going to get off their brians and start investing in an o line to protect their most valuable player on the team – no other elite QB in the leageue gets sacked as often- there’s a reason s for that – they know how to protect their franchise player!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply


  71. By Mike on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    MM has got to go. Once again, lets defer and keep supposedly the best QB on bench foe 40 minutes after warming up. MM play calling atrocious. His decisions are killing this team. 2 RB on roster for game, 1 injury prone , the other a rookie. It is sad to think that without Matthews, defense cant stop ST Marys for the blind! And speaking of hamstrings, the strength and conditioning coach has got to go. This is unbelievable. This is no more than an 8-8 team.

  72. By static on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    lol you all are idiots if you think that MM isn’t a great head coach. Stop crying you uneducated morons. Yes, I agree he could have called a better game, quite honestly offense was weaker today, including A-Rod. But to say get rid of a head coach after just 3 games after all he’s accomplished…YOU’RE IDIOTS…p.s. this isn’t for the real packer fans

  73. By Julio on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    It’s too easy to put all the blame in the o-line. Rodgers failed in almost anything he tried today, including reading the defense. He’s also to blame for some of the sacks.

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  75. By Steve Kakacek on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Our Packers followed the usual script….get behind, get ahead and blow the lead and try to catch up at the end. Fourth and inches up-the-gut was the wrong call….going around had worked nicely. We don’t have the bodies to go up the middle. Thankfully, we’re only one game out of first in our division and have a bye to recuperate, lick our wounds and come out renewed.

  76. By Bratfest on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Give me a break, this wasn’t simple a loss to a good team. This was a punch in the stomach, by a good team that wasn’t as good as Green Bay could be. Neither San Fran or Cinn beat us, we beat ourselves. Face it, we have a great team that is imploding upon itself. Coaching, injuries, poor execution, excuses and no accountability.

  77. By GeorgePack on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    We need a coach….let it out Aaron..on how bad mm is. Your the only one that get him out soon, let’s not waste anymore career time…where’s J. Gruden??

  78. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply


  79. By Reg on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I just don’t get it how can you give the game away like this? Fumbles and Interceptions? The bad thing about this is we are looking at the Lions and Bears at the top. We need to fix our secondary , and fumble problems. For the love of God please fix the offensive line , which we are horrible…Bottom line we will not make the playoffs with a performance like today!

  80. By Mike on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    A super bowl team doesn’t lose games when they are ahead by 16 points in the second half. True the turnovers were very costly, but the defense once againg couldn’t make a play to stop the Bengals. They took the ball 95 yards like no one was there. The defense still is NOT GOOD ENOUGH. I didn’t like McCarthys play calling either,and I’d like them to receive the ball when they win the toss instead of kicking off. It was the same as the niner game. They kick off and watch have the other team run right down the feild and score and your playing catch op right from the start.
    Don’t want to see Ross out there ever again

  81. By Kurt on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Lets see, to not have Burnett, Hayward, Matthews, Finley, Lacy, Kuhn, and Starks and to lose by only 4 to a legitimate playoff team means the Packers suck, you all have unreal expectations. I am as frustrated as everyone else but look on the bright side;
    1) Rodgers has a rare off day and we still are in it.
    2) The defense finally created turnovers.
    3) We found ourselves another weapon (Franklin).
    4) We have a bye week at the right time despite all the complaints.
    5) The O-Line is coming together.

    What needs work:
    1) Aaron or McCarthy has to prioritize getting the first down. The league has them figured out on the third and short go route.
    2) They need to place Ross on the bench…at the greyhound terminal.
    3) Short yardage decisions and play selection.
    4) Execution can not be a sometime thing it MUST be an all the time thing. Unforced errors just can not be acceptable. (read McCarthy’s response to this game.

  82. By PK on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Wow. GB must be really banged up for Ross to get back on the field.

  83. By Pckrfan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hey static – thats exactly whats between MM ears! Remember last season – He’s accomplished nothing but a ride on superman’s cape – Get him gone – it’s up to you

  84. By Bratfest on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Why does everyone blame the defense. If it weren’t for our defense we would have lost 42-7. The had caused 4 turnovers in a row that should have led to at least 21 points. The offense only could score 6. The defense scored 7. The offense was so bad the defense was on the field the whole game, again. Yet they are expected to make stop after stop when the offense goes 3 and out!!

  85. By Bob A on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Why didn’t MM call a field goal with minutes remaining and go up 33 to 27 and let the defense stop the Bengals.

  86. By BIG CHEESE on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    How many 3rd and 4-7 does Rodgers have to throw the bomb down field. I don’t get it. Move the chains. Terrible, pathetic offensive game, all the way around.

  87. By GeorgePack on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Draft John Gruden…$$$ will talk TT. We need someone like him for the Hawks and 9er’s…”player’s coach” better than a bag of chips…

  88. By chris leonard on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    The Packers lacked composure late in the game. Ball control commonsense. McCarthy/Rogers almost seemed too greedy at key times. Sometimes patience is a virtue even with the Packers high powered offense.

  89. By Nick on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Cant understand y MM is not on the hot seat. Consistent early playoff exits w the best QB in the league. How could u go into the season w this o-line and think Arod and the team would survive

  90. By PAck on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    By the looks of things, Our safties SUCK! And Tramon isn’t all that great for his huge contract either. The Packers really need better DB play and send the medical staff back to school to learn about preventing hamstring injuries.

  91. By PAck on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Why do ‘they’ keep saying our tackles are so great. Rodgers might be the most sacked QB 3 weeks in.

  92. By Nick on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Build through the draft and never sign free agents philosophy doesn’t work when u have consistent terrible drafts. Packers need new leadership before Rodgers career is wasted on over rated management

  93. By Nick on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    GB packers worst team in NFL-no, GB most overrated team in NFL- YES

  94. By BIG CHEESE on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    O line needs help, but so does Rodgers with getting rid of the ball. This is a crazy season, if you’re watching any of the other games.

  95. By Nick on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Every season is crazy but it’s hard not to be good w the best QB in the league. McCarthy is a disaster

  96. By diehardpackfan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    It all comes down to coaching. MM simply doesn’t have the fire in his gut to effectively motivate this team any more. I hope Mark Murphy is taking a good look what is going on and not just relying on what the GM and Head Coach tell him. I hope he’s also keeping a short list for both a new HC and GM.

  97. By northerner on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    A bumbling quarterback and a fumbling running back and a bunch of girls with Hamy injuries. This spells BORING. Time to rake the leaves. Maybe the Pack will be 500 this year. Go Pack.

  98. By PAck on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    It would be awesome if we could land Clowney in the Draft eh :) But think of the grueling season we’d have to endure to get there. Not gonna happen. Especially with Rodgers as the QB. He immediately makes you an 8-8 team.
    Though I’ll admit; since we build through the draft, sometimes I hope we have a bad season so we can draft some respectable DB’s in the secondary or an elite o-lineman.

  99. By AL NEUBAUER on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Well the 49’S has the same record as the Pack. now may bee the rest will do them good and MM can do some better play calling. Sure hope we can get the injured back.

  100. By Scott on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    We lost this game by not capitalizing on the Bengals 3
    consecutive turnovers. We get the ball at the 21 the 29 and 37 and we can only get 6 pts.??? We had 1st and goal at 5 and settle for a FG. This offense blew the game today while the defense did quite a solid job.

    On 4th and 1 doing a fake handoff to Franklin and giving it to Cobb on a end around would have easily gotten the 1 yard if not a easy TD….we all could see the Bengals were going all out for the middle dive play….stupid call MCCARTHY!!!

  101. By Kevin on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    The NFC playoff teams from last year are a combined 5-12 to start, take out Seattle at 3-0 and the other 5 are 2-12.

    Our offense has been hit and miss, but still averaging 32 points/game. In the 2 losses GB had the ball with 4 minutes left in the game with timeouts and a chance to win, just didn’t get it done. While there’s a lot to be frustrated about, things could be much worse.

    I’d rather they play their best football the last 3 weeks of the season (like 2010) as opposed to the first 3 weeks (remember 13-0, then 15-1, and out in the first playoff game?)

  102. By Pckrfan on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    We look like the John Robinson Ram team – and only week 3 and look how many players are out injured. No excuse for this incompetence. Its time to make MM accountable for his poor leadership

  103. By Ian Wilson on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Devastating loss really thought we could have closed this game out , still we have a rest week and it’s still early in the season, so come on GO PACK GO

  104. By Brian P. Mc Carthy on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    A very pathetic letdown after being up 30-14. I hope the entire team looks in the mirror during the bye week and become more accountable individually and as a team! Learn how to put teams away when you’re up 16 points, not hand them the ball on 4th and short and giveaway the game.

  105. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    coach MM needs to watch replay of colts/49’s game. Check out luck on the QB keep! That play would of worked on the 4th and inches. Any coach knows you don’t put the ball in rookie hands in the critical stage of the game of 4th and inches!!!!!COME ON MAN!!!!!

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  108. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Green Bay seriously needs to look for a offensive coordinator, MM IS WOURTHLESS at running the offense. my sons PEE-WEE COACH could of done better!!

  109. By Brian B on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Seriously… Many of these posts look like they are from bandwagon fans. I thought they only existed in MN where the Vikings win the Super Bowl every August. 1-2 going into the bye, beginning of year I thought we could easily be 0-3 and I’m still not worried. Recommend MM and TT reach out and hire a Yoga trainer for all these hammy injuries. A lot of teams have one on staff.

  110. By Randy on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    MM is right. This game was as Mickey Mouse as it gets!

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  113. By iluvmyteam on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    The offense had an off day. We’ll do better next time. Once A Rod gets back on track, Clay returns and we don’t fumble at such crucial moments, we’ll win. Perfect storm with offense off key, Clay out and silly fumbles. Next time, we’ll win, mark my words. Go Pack Go.

  114. By fuzzy59 on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    For those of you who think it s MM play calling, you are wrong. Rodgers has many choices every play call! Aaron, you don t have to throw the ball 30-40 yards down field or in the endzone every play. take what the defence gives you. if you did, we would be talking about a win!

  115. By Seattal on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Well let’s put that 1-3 pre season in perspective now……..ithe starters aren’t in game condition, pulled hammies, and Pack is losing the habit of winning. If you go back to the last playoff game of last year… The Pack have LOST 6 of their last 8 games, are they forgetting what it takes to to win. What about this defense, everybody is scoring at will on this team

  116. By Canadian Bill on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Just a horrible game for Rodgers. Hope this is the only one. Picks were horrible

  117. By VanDad84 on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are Packers HATERS! They are so slanted against the Packers and are such over the top in excitement when their opponent scores it’s ridiculous. From now on, I am going to turn the sound off so I do not have to suffer!

  118. By Kirk on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    For as great a QB he is, how many times has Rodgers had a comeback victory in the last minutes of the game ?

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  120. By CTSlacker on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    We should draft nothing but O linemen next year. Agree, Aikman and Buck hate the Pack, should move on.

  121. By jdnbud on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    What I seen today was a very arrogant team and that starts with the coaching.If you remember the super bowl year it was the mindset of NOBODY THINKS WE CAN now its we are the greatest.

  122. By Jim on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    That was very upsetting, but I think the whole organization and all the players and coaches are stewing about what went wrong. They’re pros, they’ll figure it out. And all this silly MM hate…don’t be ridiculous. The guy is the Quarterback Whisperer. Take a look at this team come December. It’s a long season, if the season ended today the Super Bowl would be Dolphins vs. Bears. Read that last sentence again, have a good chuckle and chill out.

  123. By Jimmy on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    yea made my day

  124. By Jayber on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    There were a lot of mistakes, no doubt, in the game. That said, they still had a chance coming down on the last drive. So they get a few first downs running the same out play to the right. Well, Cinny gets smart and they bat the ball down. How do you combat that? DUH, roll Rodgers out on 4th down so there’s not chance of tipping or batting it down at the line IDIOTS!!!

  125. By toolkien on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    *** if the season ended today the Super Bowl would be Dolphins vs. Bears. Read that last sentence again, have a good chuckle***

    What’s to chuckle over? This is the modern NFL. The Giants have won two SB’s recently with fairly mediocre teams. The Cardinals made the SB and almost won simply by having a 3 year window with Kurt Warner. The NFL is three shades of mediocre and all it takes is a little improvement to make the playoffs, and in the playoffs all that is needed is winning the turnover margin, which involves some “luck” in that it’s not entirely predictable. Meanwhile the Pack have certainly shifted down a level (maybe two) from very good/great to good (maybe borderline good/fair). Fans need to face the facts that losing guys like Wells (probably the 8th best guy on the roster the two seasons before he left) and not replacing them shift the team down. Wells is gone, Woodson is gone, and Collins is gone from the team just three years ago and they haven’t been replaced. That’s enough to shift your team down a notch at least.

  126. By villalot2 on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Now the offense can work to improve their pitch-and-catch during the bye week.

  127. By johnkersting on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    There were so many open receivers, it was pathetic, you could see in their faces and gestures and McCarthy went off when he took that qb run option for the td attempt. Franklin is no Kuhn, but damn it get it down, the potential is great, we got runners, receivers, courage man!!!

  128. By sharee on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    shut up you stupid losers bears rule

  129. By VanDad84 on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Bears rule? Maybe in the forest, but not in the NFL! How many Super Bowls have they won? One, laughable!

  130. By Don on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    Should have kicked the FG. Crosby makes it they’re up 6. You can’t run with that O-Line short yardage versus a stacked front.


    Lombardi would later rue his decision to go on fourth down on several occasions deep in Philadelphia territory rather than attempt field goals on such plays,saying “When you get down there, come out with something. I lost the game, not my players.”

    1960 NFL Championship game.

  131. By bob on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    Lots of great posts. I hope Mcloser reads these!

  132. By Loose Noose on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    Again I say Dom Capers needs to go, any defense that allows 34 points in a game when you have the defense that Green Bay has is useless. Can anyone tell me what he has done to improve the defense?

  133. By ron maki on Sep 26, 2013 | Reply

    Oh not to worry – everyone got their Discount Double Checks for their performances.

  134. By ron maki on Sep 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ah airpacker12 the word “League” has one ‘G’ not two. unless you stammer.

  135. By Lombardi's conscience on Sep 28, 2013 | Reply

    I’m glad Edgar Bennet, a former running back, coaches the wide receivers.
    I am not sure exactly where we end up but, I believe we are one of the top teams in yards after the catch. I dont hear much complaining watching Randel Cobb running out of a backfield set, or, watching our wideouts block their rear ends off downfield. It should be no strange secret that these traits are that of a running back taught superbly by a former “mudder”, Edgar Bennet.

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