Three things the Packers need to fix in Week 9.
Here we go again. Many Green Bay Packers fans still have nightmares about the two losses to the San Francisco 49ers last season.
The Packers still have many of the same concerns as back then, setting up another tough matchup against Kyle Shanahan’s team this week. To make matters worse, Green Bay could be without its top three running backs on Thursday night.
After a loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week in a game that had some parallels to the NFC title game, let’s look at three things the Packers need to fix to win in Week 9.
Penalties proved costly for the Packers last Sunday against the Vikings. There were nine in total for 85 yards. Two, in particular, hurt the Packers in a big way.
With the game tied, the Packers looked to have forced a field goal attempt after making a stop on third-and-6. However, Jaire Alexander was flagged for pass interference. Instead of a 43-yard field goal attempt, Minnesota got a first down from Green Bay’s six-yard line.
The defense made another stop, but on third down, Josh Jackson was flagged for pass interference. Ball at the one-yard line. Dalvin Cook. Touchdown.
In a tough matchup this week, the Packers need to clean up the penalties.