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Packers-Bengals post-game quotes

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 22, 2013 – 8:03 pm


Initial comments …
“Today was obviously a very tough loss for our football team. I thought it was definitely a game of peaks and valleys, a lot of moments of adversity going through the start of the game and getting down 14-0. The way our defense responded, I really felt it picked our football team up generating takeaways, being able to come into halftime with the lead.”

“We had a great start there in the third quarter and then we had some momentum plays clearly go against us. I thought the two personal fouls on the two drives that resulted in touchdowns for Cincinnati were big momentum plays.

“Obviously the two takeaways from the Bengals, the interceptions, were big plays. But we still had a chance to go down in the final drive with a chance to win the game. We didn’t get that done. And I’m skipping over probably the biggest play of the game — the fourth-down call.

“Big plays, production are a big part of the NFL. It’s something we feel we do a pretty darn good job of, but we came out on the short end and, obviously, came out in the short end on the scoreboard. Those are my thoughts. With that, I’ll take your questions.”

How much adversity did you have to go through after losing RB James Starks, TE Jermichael Finley and LB Clay Matthews to injury?
“That’s the challenge of our game; you have to be able to adjust on the sidelines. Losing Jermichael early like that, he was a featured player today. So you adjust. I thought Ryan Taylor did some good things. I thought Andrew Quarless started slow, but he did some good things. But it affects your rhythm. The ultimately that’s probably affected the most by that is our quarterback.

“Johnathan Franklin came in when James got hurt right before halftime. I thought James was in a groove. We knew it was probably going to be tough sledding early against this defensive front. But we felt if we could sustain it for four quarters, we’d be able to have some more success. Johnathan came in and did a heck of a job. He obviously had the one (negative) play there on the fourth down. But it’s tough. It was definitely one of the most different games I’ve had in all my time.”

What was your thinking on going for it on fourth down?
“It was really on the mark. It was based on probability. You think it’s going to be close, so it was an inches play. We had a couple things going on. It was something that we talked about. Obviously we thought we could convert it. That’s why we called the play. We didn’t get it done. That’s the profession of play calling. When it works, it’s excellent execution by the players. When it doesn’t, it’s the play callers. I had confidence in Mason (Crosby) going in. We were inside the mark in our field goal. It had nothing to do with that. I just felt that we had a chance to convert and get another set of downs, and particularly have their defense on the field for another long drive.”

As a play caller, what thoughts went through your mind during the challenge of the spot of the football the play before fourth down?
“With the challenge, you obviously had plenty of time to think about it. I probably over thought it, because my initial thought was to kick the field goal. I’m paid to make those decisions. We they go wrong, I’m responsible.”


Have you been in a game quite like this?
“It was a frustrating game. To spot them 14, score 30 in a row and then they scored 20 in a row to finish it. It’s disappointing; we feel like we gave the game away offensively. We had a lot of turnovers and I played poorly. Defense played well enough for us to win and we should have come out with a win.”

It’s not very often that you walk in here and say you didn’t play well enough for your team to win …
“Yes, it’s disappointing. I prepared to play well this week against a very good defense; they are very well coached. They had a good plan for us and knocked a lot of balls down. We ran the ball effectively but we weren’t throwing it as well as were the first couple of weeks, and that’s disappointing because we had some chances.”

How challenging is it to go in with a game plan and then you lose pieces? Finley, Starks …
“Yes, it’s tough to win a football game with two running backs. That limited our personnel groups and when James (Starks) went down, than Jonathan (Franklin) got hurt in the game and Jermichael (Finley) went down. But we had guys step up, Jonathan played a real good game for us, had some good runs, but we have to clean some things up. We turned the ball over way too many times to win.”

What happened on the two interceptions?
“I couldn’t tell on the first one if James (Jones) actually saw me, I was throwing to a spot that I thought he would be at. On the second one, I felt good about the ball, but Leon (Hall) made a good play.”

You appeared more frustrated than usual today. How would you describe your frustration?
“Yeah, I was frustrated; I didn’t play very well. I am competitive and I expect to play well every week and this week it didn’t happen and that’s frustrating. We couldn’t convert; we got in a rhythm in the third quarter and it looked like we were going to blow it open, but we turned the ball over twice. Then we turned the ball over again in the fourth quarter, and that’s why we lost.”

What happens when you and your coach get into a disagreement? How do you get past it for the day?
“We are both passionate about the game and competitive. We want to win very badly. I went over and talked to him after that and we got on the same page. We needed to talk, we did and we moved on.”

Was that discussion about a play call?
“I am going to leave that between Mike and I. We are both competitive and I think we were both frustrated all day that we couldn’t have some success in the red zone. We kicked away too many field goals and had too many turnovers.”

Can you take us through the sequence where you think Randall (Cobb) has the first down on third down and then the challenge and then all hell breaks loose?
“It was frustrating, I thought he had it. It would have been a big first down for us with about four and a half to go I think. We didn’t get it. We had a good play call on fourth and short and after I handed the ball off, I saw it come out. I should have made the tackle. After that they picked it up and scored.”

How has Randall Cobb come along in his year plus in the league?
“He is a great player and he will continue to get better the more reps he gets. He is tough to guard, he is tough athletic and he knows the game very well; has excellent second reactions. He is going to a big time player for this team for a long time.”

You were part of the playoff game at Arizona that was really crazy. Would you say this game was like that?
“That one was a lot more fun. We scored a lot of points and moved the ball well. This one, we scored a lot of points, but we didn’t move the ball very well for the most part. The defense played excellent today, they put us in a great position to put the game away on multiple occasions. Especially early in the game, converting those drives into touchdowns instead of field goals. One drive we got no points on after a sack and it’s disappointing. We will work on things; its only week three. But you have to win these types of games when you are coming down stretch and trying to make it into the playoffs.”

They batted down three balls on the last series. Were they doing anything different?
“I think they were looking to bat it down a little more, knowing we were going to be looking for some quick passes. They are smart defensive ends, they’ve played some years in this league. They are both 6-6 plus. We tried some different things, cutting them on some play, split the line at times. But they are good players.”

How did you come out of this physically? It looked like Michael Johnson got your knee one time. Did you make amends afterwards?
“Yeah, we made amends. He said he didn’t mean anything by it and I trust him. We have a week off and we have to get some guys healthy. We have to get Morgan (Burnett) back, John (Kuhn) if we can, Jermichael (Finley) hopefully he will be back. And James (Starks) and Eddie (Lacy), hopefully they will be back. We have some injuries, we need to get guys back and see what we can do at full strength.”

When the schedule came out and you saw you had a week four bye, you probably weren’t real happy. Has your opinion changed after what happened here?
“It is what it is. We are 1-2 right now.”


How frustrating was not being able to score on the final drive?
“It’s what we love. We’ve got to pass the ball, so it makes it tough to score when they knock down passes.”

Talk about the “next man up” mentality of the running backs corps.. …
“We’ve got some great offensive linemen. I’ve got to praise God and give the guys up front credit.”

Is it too easy to say that this was a learning experience?
“It’s life. You, me, everyone, we’re always learning. You’ve got to understand why certain things happen, then go from there. We’ve got a long season. Hopefully, I’ll be blessed with another opportunity. I’ve got to continue to work to and continue to praise in God.”


How tough was communication on offense early in the game?
“It wasn’t bad at all.”

Were you surprised that Aaron Rodgers threw two interceptions today?
“The first interception was my fault. Hands down. I stopped on the route. I can never do that. I put the quarterback in a bad situation right there, giving him mixed reads. That was completely all me. I had a slant route. I’ve got to cross the defender’s face. I can’t do that (stop) to the quarterback. That was my fault. Overall, we did not play well on offense. We’ve got to find a way to get it done and help our defense. Our defense played well.”

Did you see anything strange on that play?
“No. I didn’t see anything strange. In the heat of the moment, you make mistakes sometimes. That was one of my mistakes. I didn’t cross the DB’s face. (Rodgers) was looking for me and threw it. The defender had cut me off and intercepted the ball.”

Touch on the running game that had James Starks rush for 55 and Johnathan Franklin gain 103 yards …
“We were running it well. Starks came in running it well; Franklin came in and made his mark with some big runs. We’re running it well. The running game got us in that rhythm early in the second half on some drives to score some points. We’ve got to continue to push it and run the ball a little bit more. Hopefully, it opens up the passing game.”

What held the Packers back in the red zone today?
“They’ve got a pretty good defense. You’ve got to take your hat off to them. They’ve got some good players over there. They’ve got a good defense. Obviously, we didn’t execute the way we wanted to, but you’ve got to give credit to them. They made some plays today. We weren’t out there on air playing against our selves.”


Comment about today’s game …
“The first drive, give them credit. They had some different schemes for us and had some success. Obviously, if we did a better job after the fumble on the kickoff return and held them to three (points). They scored really easily at first. We’ve got to take blame for that. I was proud of how we came back in the first half and forced four turnovers, with the touchdown. Obviously, against a good team, we didn’t play well enough in the second half.”


Are you happy that the defense was able to force so many turnovers?
“Obviously, our goal is to force turnovers. We made some TFLs and lots of sacks. But, we gave up 34 points. They made some freak plays. We didn’t make the plays when we needed to and that cost us.”

How wild was this game?
“Crazy. It was wild with regard to the calls and the plays that happened. Ultimately, there were two very good, playoff-caliber teams out there today. They made more plays than us to win the ball game. That’s kind of where we are right now.”

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55 Responses to “Packers-Bengals post-game quotes”

  1. By James DuBose on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Ouch! What a tough loss. I was at the game and I almost said to the Bengals fans in front of me “You may be getting the ball right back when I saw Jeremy Ross back to return the first Bengals kickoff.” Unfortunately, I was right. The hit on Jermichael Finley should have been flagged and the personal fouls on both Nick Perry and Tramon Williams were both bogus. The play before Rodger’s first pick he could have easily run for the first down and instead underthrew James Jones. I would have gone with a quarterback sneak on the fourth and short play where Franklin fumbled. I would have left Jeremy Ross in San Francisco last year after his costly fumble in the playoffs. Any knowledgeable Packer fan knew that Ross was more likely to make a big play for the other team than for the Packers.

  2. By fromeo on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with leaving ross in San Francisco,too many fumbles.The hit on Finley was terrible but clean. Williams clearly deserved the flag, 2yards out of bounds and still tackling, STUPID!!! I CANT BELIEVE that on fourth and inches ,you give the ball to a rookie,and try to run up the middle,when a quarterback sneak or fake and run around would have probably been a real coaches call. I have to give this loss 100% to are GREAT COACH MM. Terrible offensive coaching!!!!!!

  3. By FloriidaPhil on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, well we are still alive. We had some bad play calls, some bad execution. sxoome badly missed plays from players, and then we had some good ones. We still got AR alive, but we could still get some help for him.
    The RB we got are doing it. Today wasnt good, we can rest and get well, and we should be back. Pack may not be elite team, but they are better than average.

  4. By Tim Crain on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    I’m ready for and offensive line that can do the job, the top QB in the NFL should be getting the top protection and I just don’t see it with this group again. Every year we give up the most sacks in the NFL, I think we’re on our way again.

  5. By Jim Smith on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hey, third place isn’t bad. That is better than average.

  6. By Sharee on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Always cring about something wa! Wa!

  7. By fondyshotgun28 on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    Face it…our offense looked like fools out there,especially in the last 20 minutes of the game. It seemed like the offense turned bums into superstars as is the Packers’ wont to do. Very frustrating,but should be one to grow on. So,let’s rest up and get healthy,and hopefully we can run the table all the way to – and including – the Super Bowl!

  8. By T Patten on Sep 22, 2013 | Reply

    This loss belongs to Coaches McCarthy and Capers. I was at game. The 4th and inches is a no-brainer QB sneak! Easy first down. Why even risk a muffed hand-off? The defense was ;riddled” again by a QB that in most cases is a 2nd teamer. Our DBs are some of the worst in the league! Paid millions for undrafted free agents – again – undrafted as in no other NFL team even drafted these guys (Williams, Shields, McMillin etc.)You get what you pay for – a.k.a. another 300 yd. game by opposing QB and several receiving tds. You go TT! Way to find the talent. Packers win division and lose again in play-offs!

  9. By EasyMoney on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    T Patten what game were you at?

    Did you not see Shields shut down Aj green for most of the game?

  10. By Lou from NJ on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    I blame this loss of the Coach for his lousy play calling and the offense and that has to Aaron for his sub par game. If he is the best QB in the game, then he has to lead his team to victory down the stretch. He did not.

  11. By Don on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    The coach is clearly the blame. In a time when the team looks confused on play calling a coach should take over and show them the way with smart plays. Not a 4th and one go up the middle with a rookie.

  12. By Canadian Bill on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    This is one game where the defence or coach was not to blame.The offence has to shoulder this one even if they did score over 30 points

  13. By Rick Goodin on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    McCarthy blew this one.4th and inches give it to the smallest guy on the field A Rookie up the middle?? Let Rogers sneak it. A no brainer!! If Ross has a job today call shame on TT. This was a coaches loss. Offensively and defensively. Need to be able to show some defense. Let Rogers call his own plays. McCarthy play calling is awful. NO excuse for losing this game up by 16. Total team breakdown. This certainly isn’t a Super Bowl caliber team at this point!! I am very disappointed in McCarthy. He has been outcoaced again!

  14. By Matt on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    They had multiple chances to put this game away and failed. The halftime lead should have been much bigger. Funny how during the pre-season all the talk was about Crosby’s issues. Guess MM has a little more on his plate now.

  15. By ruthlessrider on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    One has to wonder what side of the bed Rogers got out of yesterday and advise hime to use the other side in the future. He didn’t seem on target all day. He missed his receivers, took sacks that could have benefitted from a dump, could have run for a first down on several occasions when he threw the ball and missed his receiver badly, and looked genuinely confused in the pocket at times. I have never been a fan of MM’s play calling and this was another day of confirmation. Those in the media that think this man is a great offiensive mind reveal their monicker “talking heads” instead of true football critics. Unlike some, I thought the defence look great most of the time. Last, but certainly not least, who is tired of number 44s injury prone body. And yes that is his number not the number of times he has been injured, but it sure seems that it has been that frequent.

  16. By ruthlessrider on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    One has to wonder what side of the bed Rogers got out of yesterday and advise him to use the other side in the future. He didn’t seem on target all day. He missed his receivers, took sacks that could have benefitted from a dump, could have run for a first down on several occasions when he threw the ball and missed his receiver badly, and looked genuinely confused in the pocket at times. I have never been a fan of MM’s play calling and this was another day of confirmation. Those in the media that think this man is a great offiensive mind reveal their monicker “talking heads” instead of true football critics. Unlike some, I thought the defense look great most of the time. Last, but certainly not least, who is tired of number 44s injury prone body. And yes that is his number not the number of times he has been injured, but it sure seems that it has been that frequent.

  17. By fromeo on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    A lot of you SO CALLED TRUE PACKER FANS sound like cub fans! wait until ,wait until,wait until and so on.Vince would be chewing some -ss right now,especially MM FOR HIS -HITTY play calling on fourth and INCHES!!!! We,true fans,expect NOTHING BUT WINS!!! THATS what made green bay packers what they are today!!!

  18. By Matt on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Datone Jones is sure lighting it up- 1 tackle this year!

  19. By Terry on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply


  20. By PK on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    4 take aways and you do not step up offensively. OUCH. Going forward it will be interesting how GB game plans. Can not rely so much on Finley’s presence. If you do : better have plan B and we did not ! Where is Torey Gurley these days ? GO PACK !

  21. By TGJP on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    The Packers need the defense to step up. Rodgers was turnover prone. But they are still a powerhouse. Its crazy when a loss validates another team #still good


  22. By Pckrfan on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    The Packers had a great QB in BFarve and Rodgers is way beyond him. It sad to see that his extraordinary talent will be wasted by an organization that won’t spend the money in free agency to put together a rooster that will showcase his talent. They want to build through the draft. The coaches & staff have proven they are too incompetent to get it done. How many years did we have Farve behind a weak line and mediocre defense. He should have had a least 2 more Superbowl rings. Now its the same story with Rodgers. As much as I would hate to see him wear another teams jersey he deserves to go where he will be given the opportunity to reach his full potential.

  23. By darren des on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t panic GB fans. 1-2 is not he end of the season (look at SF and Atl). We are still and elite team in the NFC. Go Pack!

  24. By smoken joe on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Packers go 7-9 and miss the playoffs

  25. By Bob THE FAN on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    The Pack Will be fine. There is no other direction to than UP. This lose is tough, but the loss will make them tougher the rest of the season

  26. By John Marlowe on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply


    With all of the talent on the defense they seem incapable of stopping a high school offense when it counts (why go for it on 4th and 1 rather than make a chip shot to go up by 6). The 3-4 is out dated and obviosly inept.

  27. By Kevin on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Did it ever occur to some that if it’s such a “no brainer” to run a QB sneak on 4th and 1, perhaps the Cincy defense was thinking the exact same thing? The center of the line was plugged, defense crashed the middle. GB’s o-line is not a power bunch, running yards are from cut-backs into lanes when the d-line is spread out. When Franklin fumbled, he was hit a full yard behind the line of scrimmage, wasn’t even close to getting the 1st down anyway. I would have liked to see a play-action bootleg by Rodgers. He can either dump it off for 3 yards or pick up 1 yard with his feet. I liked those odds much better.

  28. By Kevin on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    My biggest worry is how brutal the schedule is the rest of the way. Other than 2 games versus MN and the game against the Browns, not many other ones that seem like easy sledding. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is gonna come back to bite them on this one…

  29. By darren des on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    This team is too good to miss the playoffs. They have too many weapons and if they can stay healthy (I know, it’s a big “IF”) they are capable of beating any team. They actually have a running game now (albeit young), and Rodgers is only human and will have a lousy game once in awhile, that has to be expected. They will bounce back.

  30. By Rich on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    I told you a couple years ago we’d see you on the way down! Go Bears!

  31. By Durp! on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    How’z about you wait until the Packers beat a WINNING team before you proclaim they are playoff caliber, can beat any team, etc. How much of a homer can one be???

  32. By darren des on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    As much of a homer as any fan that roots for their team. They are a good team that WILL beat winning teams, they have the weapons to do it – and will.

  33. By Durp! on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    No, don’t say any fan that roots for their team. There are other Packer fans (or all other fans, for that matter) that are not such homers. Don’t put all Packer fans in the category you put yourself in by making such rah! rah! rah! proclamations.

  34. By John_P on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    I agree with many of my fellow Packer Fans here.
    The “4th and inches” call SHOULD have been a QB sneak and NOT a RB play!!! Rodgers is a heck od alot closer to those “inches” needed than a RB! C’mom McCarthy,….
    you have got to start using that play on short yardage!

  35. By BIG CHEESE on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    The Pack wil get it together. Too many beers fans trolling around here. The beers could easily, and should be, 1-2. They just edged out the queens by one, and got lucky against one of the best AFC teams. The Packers will most certainly clean up the mess from yesterday, and will win the NFC North without any problem. This week four bye has become a blessing. Go Pack Go ! ! !

  36. By Durp! on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    “. . . . will win the NFC North without any problem.”

    That remains to be seen. Right now there are two teams playing better ball in the division, as reflected by wins and losses, as opposed to style points.

  37. By darren des on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Should have known…..bears fans are trolling.

  38. By darren des on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Pack will turn it around. Even us “homers” know that!

  39. By fromeo on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Kevin,do you EVEN no anything about a quarterback sneak? Its a play with just the center and QB, that it! a hard count and a touch from rogers,and off they go! 1/4 YARD. FIRST DOWN!!!!!!!

  40. By James DuBose on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    Today is a brighter day with no Jeremy Ross. I’m not sure what took so long, but better late than never.

    Let me share my highlight from the game and maybe it’ll give the rest of you something to laugh about. A Bengals fan in my section went to the concession stand and got a tray of nachos. The guy was very big, 260 plus, and had a beard and was wearing a white shirt. On his way up the stairs, he tripped and disappeared from my view. Shortly, he lifted his face up where I could see it. He had a jalapeno stuck to his cheek, salsa on the tip of his nose, and more salsa and cheese sauce all over his beard. I couldn’t help but start singing “Nacho, Nacho Man!”

  41. By sharee on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    shut up you stupid losers bears rule

  42. By Kevin on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    fromeo, when the center gets pushed backwards off the snap, that 1/4 yard is a 1/4 yard loss.

  43. By GeorgePack on Sep 23, 2013 | Reply

    MM and TT should be released not Ross. Ross never had coaching and management above high school level with guy’s at Green Bay. Favre should have two SB rings..maybe three. Made me sick watching those wasted elite last year’s of Favre. Talent leads talent, IT DOES NOT RIDE IT! Get it MM, TT?? Ok,.. Did John Elway build a 3rd rate o-line in front of Peyton? Lmao at Packer coaching and management…all a big bag of chips. Run Aaron, run, before they waste more of your career and potential, run! Enough is enough…..

  44. By the Best on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    I’m left wondering. AR is our only hope for a winning season. If he goes down (or has another sub-par game) can we sustain the offense or at least stop beating ourselves?

  45. By Mark D. Allen on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    I am truly happy about the Team this year!! I believe this tough first quarter of the season will serve the Packers well!! I feel like the defense is solid and will only improve with the healthy return of Hayward, Burnett and Clay Matthews!! The Oline is young and steady and with every game thier getting to be better!! The Packers are running the Football very well against three ( oops two) of the top defensives in the league!!

  46. By Kyle on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    I am glad you are all so much better coaches than Mike McCarthy. I look forward to you as the head coach somewhere in the near future.

  47. By Jeff on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    Out coached again! Seems to be a reoccurring theme these days with Packer Coaching.

  48. By Jeff on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    That was a brutal game to watch. In the first half our defense actually looked like they had skills! Tight coverage, turnovers. Very nice. The offense and the play calling were killing us in the first half. Then in the second half the offense came around slightly, and our real defense showed up with their soft coverage and poor tackling. This is by far A Rodgers worst game ever. Can’t believe another season is ongoing and we are still going to be counting how many times Rodgers gets sacked and if it will be a new high. One of if not the best QB and this is how we protect our best player?

  49. By Durp! on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    It is all you can do to keep from throwing the television out the window sometimes, isn’t it? Injuries and all the other BS excuses just don’t cut it. Good stats don’t cut it. Good running game…doesn’t cut it either! There are two stats on the standings sheet that matter and that is W(ins) and L(osses). Period.

  50. By Archie on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply

    That was a whale of a game. Always disappointing to lose but we discovered that our rookie RB J Franklin is not a bust after all. He was so impressive. We have 3 RBs now that can carry the mail. Throw in D Harris next year and we are nicely set at RB. Ditto OL once three injured guys get back next year. The babies at OT are holding their own all things considered. They will only get better with time. We had trouble on 3rd down. WRs were not getting open. Defensive was spectacular except for opening drive and two easy TDs in 4th Q. Shields covered AJ Green all day before getting beat late. T Williams was terrible losing 3rd string TE in back of end zone. Play calling was not inspired. Lots of good but just enough bad to get beat.

    I’m very excited about having a running game and three horses with three different styles. I also look forward to the return of Hayward and Burnett in the secondary. House is a better player than Williams at this point. Datone Jones had a blocked xtra point and he caused a fumble by Dalton. Not a bad day’s work considering his snap count was quite limited. Maybe his role will expand after the bye. Daniels doing a nice job too. Detroit will be a challenge even w/o Burleson. Bears/Lions will be an interesting match-up this week. No excuses for Pack/Lions – everybody healthy and rested – a MUST win! And it’s at Lambeau. Rematch at Lions on Turkey Day will be a toughie so we have to win this one to go 2-2. Then we beat the defensing SB team the following week and then we are looking good. If we don’t win the division, we will need to finish ahead of NOR or SF to make play-offs. Can SF keep losing? Maybe.

  51. By fromeo on Sep 24, 2013 | Reply


  52. By but,seriously! on Sep 26, 2013 | Reply

    Bengals took the opening drive 90+ yards and stuffed it down our throats.
    Couldn’t put a team away with a 16 point lead.
    We will have a successful season, win some games, make the playoffs, but, our season will not end hoisting the Lombardi.
    Not with this D.

  53. By PK on Sep 27, 2013 | Reply

    “Roseanne Roseannadanna” D — ALWAYS SOMETHING ! Offense will need to be flawless for successfull season.

  54. By airpacker12 on Sep 28, 2013 | Reply


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