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Packers Fall Yet Again; Lose in Jacksonville 20-16

For three quarters, the Packers almost pulled it off. Even in the fourth quarter, they were actually still scoring and looked to be holding a win at last. However, the team that just can’t win, still just can’t win. Even with 278 yards from Aaron Rodgers, a little 2 yard run by Jones-Drew at the 0:46 mark of the fourth quarter put the Pack in a really deep hole. Combined with the Vikings 35-14 win over Arizona, the playoffs are just a memory from some other year.

James Jones was the star receiver for Green Bay, catching 4 passes for 132 yards, which is a respectable showing. Donald Driver only managed 65 yards, and the running game wasn’t tremendously successful. Ryan Grant was held to just 56 yards in 21 carries, for an average of just 2.7.

Twice, the Pack had to settle for field goals when touchdowns were in reach. Their first score was a 22 yarder with 2:33 in the first, then a second quarter drive ended at 0:22 in a 23 yarder from Mason Crosby for 3 points. Two field goals, one touchdown. At the half, they took a 6 point lead into the locker room, but the third quarter was scoreless for both teams. The two Jacksonville touchdowns in the fourth quarter were the final nail in the Packers’ coffin. Crosby put a 38 yarder through the uprights to give the Pack 16-14 lead with 5:35 remaining, but those points were answered with the little 2-yarder by Maurice Jones-Drew. After that, Reggie Nelson interecepted Aaron Rodgers at the 0:40 mark to end the potential for comeback, and another loss went into the books.

The Green Bay Packers are thus completely eliminated from the postseason, while they travel to Soldier Field (Chicago) next Monday night and finish up with Detroit at home.

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2 Responses to “Packers Fall Yet Again; Lose in Jacksonville 20-16”

  1. Dutch Mantell says:

    The team plays with absolutely no intensity, they play unispired, and I do not see a leader emerging. Maybe it takes time for that, but right now this team does not have a leader, and that include the coach. All you get out of MM is politically correct garbage.

    Did you watch the second game yesterday between the Steelers & Ravens? Talk about smash mouth football. It is good thing we are not playing one of those teams, we would get killed.

    To be a winner, you need to play like a winner, you need to finish games like a winner. Nobody, I mean nobody on this team can do that. I will quote Bill Parcells. “You are what your record says you are.” We are a sub par team period. I don’t think it is all because of #4, too many other players on the team for that. but I do think it is lack of leadership from TT down. For an organization to offer a bribe of 20M to a player they were afraid of and did not want back, says a lot about this organization. Cowardly and weak, that is all I can say about the Green Bay Packers this year.

  2. Ken Marshall says:

    The only got one big “beef” about the Packers. The 2008 nfl draft. They drafted Brohm in the 2nd round instead of getting a player that can help them right now. I hope they draft for a DE/DT to help Kampman out. Or get Rey Maualuga from USC

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