Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers must turn it around against the Giants


 

Scott Tolzien will start for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in a must-win game against the New York Giants. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

 

For the Green Bay Packers, it’s time for a reality check.

It’s week 11, meaning the regular season is only seven weeks away from wrapping up. Right now, the Green Bay Packers are on the outside looking in.  In an already competitive NFC North, the Packers cannot afford to lose any more games.

They say it only takes 21 days to make a habit. If Green Bay loses on Sunday against the New York Giants, that’s one week closer to not making the playoffs.

We should all probably take off our Flynn colored glasses and see the light. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Is it possible that Matt Flynn plays this weekend and is the better option over Scott Tolzien? Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Up until the Monday night match-up against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field, the glass was more than half-full for the Green Bay Packers. They were alone atop the NFC North looking like a promising number three-seed for the playoffs. However, the end of the first drive proved to tip the glass and knock a lot of the water out as Aaron Rodgers was to be sidelined for 3-6 weeks. Since then, the Green Bay Packers have dropped two games in a row and the glass that was once full, has lost most of its volume.

Immediately after the end of the Packers’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday Mike McCarthy deemed Scott Tolzien as the starter for the this weekend’s game against New York. He said Tolzien looks promising but at this point in the season, the Packers need an MVP quarterback, not a promising quarterback. Promising is good for the long-term but our current problem requires a short-term fix.

Whether Matt Flynn will play this weekend remains an unknown but he may be the answer until Aaron Rodgers can play again. Hopefully that’s only a week or two away.

For most Packers fans the glass remains half-empty, and until the Packers start winning again it will remain that way. As the season progresses, every game will be a must-win for the Packers. There’s still time, but not much.

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  • Peter Maiz

    The Giants look for a scheme to stop Lacy to low yardage and Dom Capers can’t find the solution to pressure quarterbacks or find turnovers. Capers has the worst defensive secondary in the league. Even though the Giants defense is weak, the Packers are out so many key players that if the Packers defense plays badly, there’s no way the Pack will come out with a win. And I don’t see the Capers team of providing any changes/ improvements. So, sadly, as a Packers fan, I can’t be truly optimistic at this point.
    As a fan, I’m losing patience with the defense, quite frankly.