The Packers just could not pull it out. Mistakes doomed them late in the game, along with the fact they couldn’t capitalize on numerous opportunities and they let the Tennessee Titans set the pace of the game en route to a 19-16 heartbreaking loss in overtime.
Statistically, the Packers had a good game. Aaron Rodgers threw for over 300 yards. Ryan Grant had 86 yards on 20 carries, an amount of carries that would have netted him only 15 yards earlier in the season. Donald Driver had his best game of the season so far with 136 yards and a touchdown on seven catches, while Greg Jennings had 79 yards on three catches. The defense held up nicely, keeping Kerry Collins under 200 yards passing and keeping the dynamic duo of Chris Johnson and LenDale White stymied for the most part, except for White’s 54-yard scamper in the game.
The Packers just couldn’t capitalize. I didn’t watch this game because I missed the beginning of it and every time I would start watching something would go wrong, but from what I gather the Packers just couldn’t take advantage of two weeks of planning and rest to beat a team that was looking for a let down.
Rodgers said it best: “No moral victories.”