Three winners for the Packers in Week 10.
The Green Bay Packers took care of business against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, winning 24 to 20, but even in a win it almost feels like a loss. I thought coming into this game that anything less than a two-score victory is unacceptable for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations.
The Jaguars are a bottom of the barrel team who was starting their backup QB and the Packers played down to their competition. The offense got off to a really slow start in the first quarter and Aaron Rodgers was not his sharpest to start the game.
This was also the first time all year that the Packers didn’t score on their opening drive. I don’t know if they were looking past Jacksonville or maybe the team just wasn’t quite up to the task. I feel it was a little bit of both, not to mention that there was some crazy wind which certainly played a factor whether it was throwing or kicking the ball.
The offense as a whole was struggling most of the game. Aaron Jones didn’t have his strongest game, nor did the offensive line. Billy Turner, who has been great all season, probably had his most disappointing game. David Bakhtiari also had his fair share of struggles in his return game.
This may sound negative for an article that is normally a pretty positive look on Green Bay victories, but this was a really discouraging game and it really showed that the Packers are a very flawed team. Now, let’s move on to some good things about the game.