The Green Bay Packers’ top five performers in their Week 17 loss to the Detroit Lions.
With a whimper and a thud, the Packers‘ 2018 season is over.
Green Bay ended its season in an embarrassing fashion losing to the Detroit Lions 31-0. Nothing, not one point scored… at home, to a dome team in 16 degree weather.
I understand the game had no meaning in the standings, playoff scenarios or towards anything that counted, but you should show more effort playing at home against a division opponent.
Instead, the Packers defense had 12 missed tackles before halftime and the offense was missing Aaron Rodgers, who left with a concussion. With DeShone Kizer running the offense, we saw much of the same play we saw when Brett Hundley was starting nine games for the team in 2017. Missed receivers and head-scratching throws was the recipe for Kizer.
If there was any chance Joe Philbin was going to be the next head coach, it probably went out the window with Sunday’s performance. Whatever good feeling there was after last week’s come-from-behind win all went out the window too.
Even with Rodgers playing on three series, the team still should have put up a much better fight.
The coaching search will now take center stage. With no games to distract us, we will be waiting and watching, looking for any information on who may or may not be the Packers’ next head coach.
But, before we completely turn the page, here’s the top five performers from Week 17.