Teaching Points In A Comfortable Win
The Packers scored on 6 of 7 drives. That's a big positive. Only problem, it was preceded by the Packers going 0 for their first 3 offensive possessions of the game. And that, come playoff time...if they make the playoffs...will come back to haunt.
As opposed to last week, a running back actually led the rushing attack for the Pack. And with James Starks, it's something we haven't seen in awhile...a running back getting hit in the hole, and falling forward for 2 more yards. I like the fact that he has fresh legs...but let's be careful folks. He's played in 1 NFL game, and I worry about rookies and ball security in big moments.
Using 2 timeouts before the 5 minute mark of the 1st quarter? Inexcusable. Get your assignments right.
I counted at least 3 would be tacklers miss Donald Driver, including Andrew Quarless wipe one out flying through the air. Then Driver carried 2 more 49ers into the end zone. All the more amazing when you consider that I overheard Driver telling a teammate in the locker room that he didn't feel well all day, and when I asked him "if he should be sick more often," Donald said he had food poisoning. No wonder the guy gets so much respect with his teammates.
Aaron Rodgers now 2nd on the Packers all-time list of pass attempts without an INT, passing the 164 mark. I think he finished the game with 177. Number 1? The steady and always underrated Bart Starr at 294.
Funniest moment at Lambeau? The first time Korey Hall touches the ball, the fans chant "Kuhn." Apparently that number 35 hard to see on the retro uni's.
Greg Jennings has 7 straight games with 5 or more catches. And in 5 of those 7 contests, he's scored. And I like the fact he's a pretty caring guy too...noticing a band-aid on my face after minor surgery, he said are you ok? I said minor procedure, but you should see the other guy. He laughed. Thank goodness he thinks I'm mildly funny.
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