Packers jumped out to a 10 point lead in the first quarter dominating time of possesion, but then Rodgers explicably threw a pick six and then another interception on the next drive that led to a touchdown and a quick TB 14-10 lead mid 2nd quarter.  The pick six was the beginning of the end led to a complete collapse by the offense and defense.  The packers can feast on mediocre/bad teams but they get their pants pulled down way too often against upper tier teams. Far too often they are not even competitive.

  • OFFENSE:
    • Guys got pretty banged up early - Tonyan and Irvin both went out in the first quarter. Tyler Irvin got hurt early and basically all pre-snap motion disappeared.
    • Rodgers - who was playing out of his mind coming into this game, threw INTs on back to back series, with one going for a pick six...very odd.
    • Rodgers then missed a WIDE OPEN Marcedes Lewis for what would have been an easy, long TD.
    • Rodgers was lost the entire 2nd quarter and the remainder of the game - LOST.
    • Rodgers was getting pressured on almost every snap from the 2nd quarter on - that didn't help anything.
    • Trying to look at some trends that are showing up with Lefluer - lots of good trends, but here are a couple bad ones:
      1. Multiple HORRID, non-competitive losses on the road.
      2. Not figuring out how to get Davante Adams to help the offense when he comes back from injury.
    • David Bhaktiari suffered a "chest injury" in the 3rd quarter, which effectively ended any chance of keeping the game close, let alone winning it.
  • DEFENSE:
    • The defense actually started the game with a 3 and out of Tom Brady - I almost fainted.
    • The pick six on Rodgers and additional interception did not help the defense, but they stunk today again.
    • 104 year old Rob Gronkowski destroyed the packers defense - it was embarassing.
    • Tom Brady was NEVER under duress - basically played the game clean without having to deal with any pressure.
    • The safety play on this team is not good...what else is there to say?
    • Josh Jackson was AWFUL - commited a +40 yard PI penalty in the end zone and gave up an easy TD to a rookie WR for Tampa Bay.  He should not be playing any meaningful snaps anymore, but Kevin King was injured so he was forced to.
    • It is stunning to see how much better and faster the linebackers are/were for Tampa Bay.  They were flying all over the place and running so fast sideline to sideline.
  • SPECIAL TEAMS:
    • Nothing to report here, except that Tyler Irvin got hurt.
  • Texans Predictions
    • Andy 30-24 (Packers)
    • Elliot 35-15 (Packers)
    • Jeremy 33-28 (Packers)
Episode Duration
01:11:13
Absolute Packer Podcast with Andy Hetzel, Jeremy Hautala and Elliot Christenson