So week 7 starts tonight with the Chicago Bears at the Green Bay Packers. (Un)fortunately, tonight has been designated “date night”, and I’ll be out for dinner during the game. I refuse to be pessimistic about the Pack, even with all the evidence to the contrary and No Lacy.
Outside of that, the only two games that intrigue me are the local Vikings traveling to Sam Bradford’s former team, Philadelphia, and New England visits Pittsburgh. Both could be great games. Both could be terrible blowouts, in either direction.
So that is what a completely one dimensional offense we looks like. Rodgers looked … better … than the last few games, but the complete lack of a down field passing game is disconcerting. And Rodgers needs to do a much better job protecting the ball. Luckily they were playing the Bears
It’s been interesting to see the diversity of the Packer offense, and its ability to adjust week to week based on the opposing defense and/or the complete lack of running backs. But, again, unless the deep passing game becomes something opposing defenses need to worry about, this offense will continue to struggle.
But the Packers beat the Bears, so its still a good night.
This just confirms that da Bears are giving the Brownies fierce competition for worst team in the league. Their D just flat-out quit in the 4th, and surely they must’ve been able to find SOMEBODY who could at least get Rodgers to stop picking on Davante’s cover man. (I don’t recall his name, and I don’t want to.) 3 PI’s? Really?
-10! Don’t be surprised to see the Browns make this one a lot closer than that. They often find a way to steal a game from the Bengals. Of course, their chances this week are greatly impacted by Terrelle Pryor’s availability.
Hey now, the Bears at least beat the Lions, who beat the Eagles, who beat the Steelers, who beat the Washington Professional Football Team, who beat the Giants, who beat the Cowboys, who beat the Packers. By the transitive property, the Bears are light-years ahead of the Packers.
Having to start that chain at the Lions made that a lot more difficult than it should be.
Because I could, I switched from the Giants-Rams coverage on NFL Network to the coverage on BBC2. I should have thought of it before 6 minutes left in the first, because I then could have watched 10 hours of commercial-free football today instead of just 7. The only thing that would have made it better would be if the BBC had its own live play-by-play and color.
Jet lag makes a game not count? These are professional athletes, who beat each other senseless, get injured, and are never truly healthy from the first day of training camp. If it’s jet lag that throws them off and makes the game so absurd as to not count and not the myriad of strains, sprains, bruises, bumps, and soreness they suffer every week, whether in London or in their own stadium, then something is seriously wrong.
Now here’s an example of a great, low-scoring game, as poorly as the Seattle offense is playing. Cards are shutting 'em down completely, and the 'Hawks D oughtta be getting combat ribbons for what they’re doing tonight.