3 players Packers must bench after ugly loss to Steelers

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Another week, another frustrating loss for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers had a chance against the now 6-3 Pittsburgh Steelers, but a handful of critical mistakes cost them the game. The question now becomes -- what is Matt LaFleur going to do about it?

Are the Packers going to make some actual changes to the depth chart or roster after a game like this? We know Green Bay is in evaluation mode as of right now with Jordan Love in the QB1 spot, but that doesn't mean that other players need to be left on the field while they are struggling.

The Packers have other options at certain spots, and in the spirit of evaluation, maybe they want to give some other players more snaps.

But who, specifically, might need to be benched after what we saw against the Pittsburgh Steelers?

1. Josiah Deguara

One missed assignment can truly change the entire outcome of a game. Although we know that many plays make up the course of a game, and no single player is ever to blame for a loss, I think it's fair to point to Josiah Deguara's odd lack of effort on the Packers' blocked PAT against the Pittsburgh Steelers as a single play that really affected the entire outcome of the game.

The Packers didn't lose by a point, but they were in a position at the end of the game to score, and instead of scoring a go-ahead touchdown, Jordan Love threw a game-ending interception. But he didn't have to be in that position in the first place.

If the Packers had been able to execute that PAT, the score could have been 20-23 in that final two-minute situation. Instead of going for it on fourth down, and instead of having to take shots at the end zone, the Packers could have kicked a game-tying field goal and gotten to overtime. And who knows what might have happened there?

The time has come for the Packers to answer the question of what exactly does Josiah Deguara do here? The former third-round pick might need to ride the pine for a bit and take some time off.