For the first time since 1991, the Green Bay Packers have shut out the opposing team on the road.
This was not just any opposing team, but the high ranked, high powered NY Jets.
The game was a defensive chess match and the Packers picked off each of the Jets attempts to drive. We had several key players step up today, namely Kicker Mason Crosby who kicked 3 field goals during the blustery game, giving the Packers the lead in the 1st quarter. The next two field goals came in the 4th Quarter, with the final 3pts added with just 23 seconds left in the game, which put the nail in the Jets coffin on this Halloween day.
The 2nd and 3rd quarters of the game seemed to be played in slow motion. No scoring on either side of the ball. Sanchez was credited for two INT’s which were tie catches, but the Packers defense wanted the ball more and got the turnovers.
There were a few big plays on offense, Jennings had 6 receptions for 81 yds, Brandon Jackson ran for a total of 55 yards. I’m not pretending that we have a great running game by any stretch, but when you compare what he did against an elite RB like LaDainian Tomlinson, 16 rushes for 54 yards, it’s worth a mention.
Packers 5-3 now head back to Green Bay to host the 1-6 Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field on November 7th. I will be in attendance for my first ever Packers home game, so expect some enthusiastic posts!
GO PACK GO!