Larrivee: Packers won on 'real difficult day'
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GREEN BAY - The Packers put in what many are calling a subpar performance in beating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-15, on Sunday.
Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Voice of the Packers" Wayne Larrivee said that the Packers grinded out a win on a day of a "tough game to play."
"These are the toughest games to play," said Larrivee, who appeared on both TODAY'S TMJ4's "Live at Daybreak" and Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News" and "Midday with Charlie Sykes."
"The Packers are in the middle of a season with five, six starters out. They're playing a team they should (beat), despite the injuries. A real difficult day in the dog days of the season."
Kicker Mason Crosby had one of those dog days, missing a field goal.
Larrivee says that Crosby has had his issues, particularly with longer field goal attempts.
"He is so tough mentally as a kicker, one of the toughest people I've been around. That's kind of alarming. He struggled with his 50+ field goal attempts. It's probably a mechanical thing that they'll work through this week."
Some positives included the blocked field goal for a touchdown, the first for the Packers since 1990.
"The Packers only had 10 men on the field, and Davon House gets the block," explained Larrivee.
He says the Packers now have a chance to get in position for a deep run in the playoffs - if they take care of business against the Cardinals.
"The thing about the Cardinals, they started really well, and they've struggled since. They have quarterback questions right now," Larrivee told TODAY'S TMJ4.
He explained that a win versus the Cardinals gets Green Bay to 6-3 at the bye week, and then they can attack the latter half of the schedule.
"Get to the end of November. Be in the race. Make your run."