It wasn’t pretty and there may have been some poor officiating, but the Green Bay Packers improved to 5-1 and a first-round sweep of division opponents. With a 3-0 record in the NFC North, the Packers have the start they’ve been looking for.
The Packers haven’t been winning pretty, but style points don’t matter to most players anyway. I think any team, outside of two, would take a 5-1 record and 3-0 in the division. So, who cares how pretty these wins are anyway?
There’s a lot that can be said about the victory Monday night, sloppy play officiating, turnovers etc., but the fact is, the Packers came out 5-1 and 3-0 in the division.
After a slow start and three turnovers, the Packers still found themselves in position to win the game. This team is a resilient group to say the least.
Down their star receiver and a stud rookie safety, the Packers then lost their number two receiver and had their star running back put forth his worst start of the season. And they still won.
The defense hasn’t been perfect, yet, they still find a way to come through when the team needs them. Despite losing the turnover battle, the defense still did enough to put Aaron Rodgers and Mason Crosby in position to win the game. A key sack here, a pass defensed there and the defense comes through in the clutch to pull out a one-point win.
If you wanted to put an identity on this team at this point of the season, resiliency would be it.
Head coach Matt LaFleur has proven he can adapt to the circumstances and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has made his calling card with pressure on the quarterback.
Even if this isn’t the way you envisioned the Packers’ season going good or bad, you have to admire the work they have done.
These players helped this resilient team notch another victory.