- Jeremy, as always, had a great recap HERE.
- Andy was actually at this game at Lambeau Field, his first since attending the Packers vs. Vikings last year.
- It was rainy and dreary for basically the entire contest but the conditions weren't bad enough to inhibit any game plans from either team.
- The Packers scored a TD on a free-play/offsides on the opening series, with Rodgers connecting with MVS for a long touchdown in the endzone.
- The Packers had a sort of bend but not break approach to their defense against the Broncos, but they did give up two +7 minute TD drives.
- The Packers' run defense has been suspect vs. the Vikings and Broncos...it needs to be shored up quickly
- Andy counted at least 15 missed tackles midway through the third quarter - they probably had +20 missed tackles in the entire game(!)
- On a super-positive note: Jaire Alexander is an all-pro CB right now - he is incredible.
- 1st Round Pick Rashan Gary had his first sack and he had a fumble recovery.
- The Packers have a speed & talent issue on offense and it reared it's ugly head in this game:
- Davante was double-teamed and had a pedestrian game (Zero TD's in the first 3 games this season)
- MVS constantly teases us, but he was basically 0-3 on plays in this game that could have allowed him to take the next step
- Jimmy Graham is worthless and might be in the top 3 of overpaid players in the entire NFL - he really should be benched at this point, regardless of his $12MM salary.
- Geronimo Allison is who he is - a UDFA receiver who struggles to get open
- Rodgers himself hasn't had a hot start to the season, he needs to play better as well. We've seen glimpses of greatness but on the whole the entire offense has been massively inconsistent.
- Misc Stuff:
- I (Andy) took notice of the crowd at Lambeau and how they interacted when prompted to "get loud" while the Packers' defense was on the field - while improved, the crowd could still be better.
- The jumbotron screens both showed "The Smith brothers" trying to get the crowd amped up on 3rd down, etc. -it's pretty amazing how quickly Za-darius Smith & Preston Smith have endeared themselves to the Packers and the city of Green Bay...it's fantastic.
- JK Scott is officially a weapon for this team - he has had an incredible start to the season.
- Eagles @ Packers Predictions:
Elliot 24-21 Packers Win
Andy 24-17 Packers Win
Jeremy 20-15 Packers Win