Green Bay Packers fans have a right to be upset about the result on Sunday in London.
They had a 20-10 lead at halftime and blew it. When a team loses, questions will be thrown left and right at the team’s credibility. Matt LaFleur completely took ownership of the loss and acknowledged that the New York Giants just simply executed better than the Packers.
Green Bay now has a chance to stack a couple of wins before a Week 8 date with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football. This Sunday, Green Bay hosts the New York Jets and will travel to face the 1-4 Washington Commanders the following week. Those are two very winnable games.
If the Green Bay Packers were told that they would be 5-2 through seven games, you’d have to think they would take it. Through these first five games, they had to face an up-and-coming division rival on the road in Minnesota, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and an underrated Giants team.
If Matt LaFleur can rally his troops for these next two games, the Packers will be sitting in a good spot moving towards mid-season.
Despite a disappointing loss on Sunday, Green Bay is getting a strong lift from veterans on both sides.
Rashan Gary is on pace for 15+ sacks. Randall Cobb is leading the team in receiving with 249 yards so far. Those are two players who will continue to play a massive role down the road.
The Packers are 3-0 against teams with a combined record of 7-7 and 0-2 against teams with a combined record of 8-2. Essentially, Green Bay has taken care of business against bad teams and haven’t played the same against good competition.
However, they have had their opportunities against those good teams. They should be sitting here at 4-1, which is a good sign. They have the potential to be great. They need to be smarter with how they utilize their elite running game. Also, defensive coordinator Joe Barry needs to help his defense play complete ball.
With Aaron Rodgers and his wide receivers getting better and better every single week, this Packers offense can be a dangerous unit as the weather changes. If the run game picks up and the defense can play at the level that Gary is playing at, this could be a Super Bowl team.
Everything is still ahead of the Green Bay Packers. It is only Week 6. If they can enter Buffalo with a 5-2 record, they would be in a fantastic spot.