Green Bay Packers: Week 14 Game Breakdown
By Joe Olkives
Aug 29, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall (23) during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field. Philadelphia won 39-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Though the Cowboys were already missing their quarterback Tony Romo, teir playoff hopes were still very much alive coming into this game. Their defense hadn’t been all that bad and they still feature some offensive weaponry.
After the recent struggles at home it was important to get back on the right track for the Packers. The positives to look at would be the run game and the consistency of the defense to get off the field. The negatives I have to take away would be the Packers passing game still isn’t where it’s been in previous years, and the two big runs the defense gave up.
Other than the 45 and 50 yard runs by McFadden, the Packers defense dominated. The secondary played great. They held Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant to one catch for nine yards. Shields went down with a concussion but rookie Damarious Randall stepped right in and took care of coverage on the All-Pro wide out. It would be nice to get the passing game back on track, however it does seem to be improving ever so slightly. If they can figure it out in the upcoming weeks the Packers could be a scary team as January rolls around.
The Packers take on the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday, who features a familiar foe in defensive back Charles Woodson. The Raiders feature young talent across the board and cannot be taken lightly.