Review~ glad I missed on the meter that Rodgers somehow fell behind Cousins on the QB-level meter. Cousins must be the worst “big game” QB ever. Considering all of his “big games,” aside from 1, have come in the regular season, that’s telling. Rodgers didn’t play all that well, he actually played somewhat terrible, but came up with enough throws and still built a lead when Cousins couldn’t fully capitalize on the 3 turnovers.
It was also refreshing to see the Packers continue to feed Aaron Jones after his lost fumble on the first 3rd down of the game. 25 touches for 160 yards, that’s how you take and keep control of a game even when you’re not playing well. Kudos to LaFleur and Rodgers for sticking with it.
Current Standing~ now the Packers are in a great spot, win and get a BYE. Couple that with a Seahawks win over San Francisco tonight, and the Packers are the 1 seed in the NFC. If Green Bay will continue to stick with the run/Aaron Jones, even when on the road in a big game in a dome (last week), that should give hope they’d do the same at home, which would be much easier for both the O and D to play well.
Preview~ enter the awful Detroit Lions. The last time the Packers saw this team, they were 2-1-1, and both the tie was close (obviously) and their loss was a back and forth battle to a healthy Chiefs team. They still have a bunch of guys that can “compete,” but that doesn’t necessarily translate into Wins. Look for the Packers to take control of this game out of the shoot and lock up a BYE in the playoffs.