i didn't expect that result but Green Bay and Rodgers are back with their mind on the job. Cowboys game was an interesting one, two good defenses. Hard fought game with some great defensive performances.on3m@n@rmy said:Before answering that, I have to say a couple things. First, WOW! What a SNF game. That's why I should not have crowned the Cowboys. Giants are the only team to beat the Cowboys this year so far. Twice.BullsFan22 said:on3m@n@rmy said:Well at least the Vikes won. Which is a Nordic invasion better than Seattle is doing vs the Packers. What a total team loss for Seattle. Or it will be when the game ends.
My vote for worst division in the NFL? Right now NFC West.
Yes they are missing ET and will miss him the rest of the year, but was it really Rodgers slicing them up or was it a combo of Rodgers playing really well and the Hawks D just disappearing? I know the offense is largely up and down and you never know what you are going to get, but despite the weather, I didn't think they'd just fold like that. I mean, they were never in it. It's been years since they've played this bad and lost by this much. It reminds me a bit of last years divisional vs Carolina, though they made a nice comeback to make a game of it in the 4th.
Second, a kind of sad fact. The last Browns QB to win a Browns game? Johnny Manziel. And who did Heisman winner Lamar Jackson, a 19 year old kid, end up with last night? Johnny Manziel. Lamar's mama better put on the pads and have a talk with her son.
As for Seattle vs GB, while ET (extra terrestrial) Earl Thomas is out of this world when it comes to the FS position, Seattle losing had nothing to do with missing Earl. It was a complete, total team loss. Give Rodgers credit, he tore em up. Then add to that 5 INTs tossed by Russ Wilson, some not his fault, but none the fault of the OL. Nearly impossible to overcome that many turnovers. Defensively, Seattle had a poor game plan and they seemed out of sorts. Example 1, Seattle never blitzed to get pressure on Rodgers. Seattle only rushed 4, and got no pressure that amounted to much. Rodgers got the ball out quickly, but when he needed time, he had up to 7 (seven) seconds in the pocket. That is an eternity no defense can withstand. Why Seattle didn't blitz is up to DC Chris Richard to answer. My guess is that besides no Earl, CB Shead and nickle Lane were out of sorts, so the DC I'm sure wanted to drop as many in coverage as possible. Problem is, it was not working. So blitz. That brings up Example 2, Something was up with CB Shead and/or Lane, but I think Shead. GB picked on him all night. Better than picking on Sherman, true. Now, nickle back Lane is a good slot corner, but not a good outside corner. Yet the really odd thing was that Shead and Lane swapped positions a few times. That kind of swapping should be a no-no, unless something is not right. Seattle got out coached and out executed. They got an azz whipping. So much for them hitting the gas pedal!