So I was a little disappointed that this game got pushed back to 8 PM, well past my bedtime, but I’m nothing if not dedicated. To the Packers. To the people. To you.
After a 30-16 victory over the elite Atlanta Falcons, I think it’s time we start asking ourselves, are the Packers the best team ever? Obviously that’s tongue in cheek because yes they are.
The offense only scored 30 points, which I personally found to be disgusting, but I don’t know that they’ve looked better than last night. No Davante again, no Lazard, a relatively quiet 111 yards from scrimmage and a TD for Aaron Jones, and this game was never close.
I’m not going to dwell on the fact that the Falcons are not a good football team. I am going to dwell on the fact that Aaron Rodgers is in the top 5 people in the world that bring me joy. 27/33, 327 yds, 4 TD, 147.5 rtg.
Those stats are unequivocally impressive, but I barely bat an eye when I see them next to his name. A man by the name of Robert Tonyan had 3 TDs yesterday. The highest drafted person to catch a ball was a 4th rounder. Matt LaFleur is definitely cooking up some spicy meatballs this year, but I’m all in on number 12.
Before I move on to the defense, I wanted to touch on Jones again. If you just looked at the stat sheet you’d see a decent game. But that man is electric. Louis Riddick said it perfectly during the game, 33 is a problem.
OK, let’s talk defense. Kenny Clark and Rashan Gary didn’t play (gee golly it seems like injuries happen a lot in the NFL) but again, they probably had their best performance of the season. Yeah they didn’t play a great team, but you play who’s on the schedule, and that didn’t stop the Broncos from giving up 28 points to the Jets. Za’Darius Smith had five QB hits and three sacks on the night, putting him atop the NFL leader board. They only gave up 16 points.
Having said that, they gave up a 20 play, 94 yard drive that took over 10 minutes off the clock. Sure they only gave a up a field goal, but that is gross no matter how you look at it. The Packers have played four football games against other professional football players in the National Football League and have not turned the ball over once. That’s absurd. Their turnover differential is only +3. I don’t know how many times I have to yell “Pick that shit!!!” while sitting in my living room until I have an impact on this defense, but I assure you I plan to find out.
The Green Bay Packers are 4-0 heading into a Bye Week. I can live with “bend but don’t break” as long as Mr. Rodgers and his neighbors are scoring touchdowns so I can play this song as much as humanly possible. GPG