4 Packers to blame for heavy loss to Vikings in Week 8

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1. Packers receivers

Jordan Love takes the heat for the Packers' offensive struggles -- he is far from perfect -- but Sunday's loss wasn't on him. The play from his pass-catchers was embarrassing and an awful look for general manager Brian Gutekunst, who built this inexperienced receiving corps.

We could spend all day talking about the mistakes Green Bay's receivers made in this game. But let's summarize.

Aaron Jones dropped an easy catch on second-and-6 that likely would've resulted in a first down. Luke Musgrave dropped a pass on third down. The throw was on the money. Jayden Reed's inability to secure a catch led to an interception. The pass was fine. Dontayvion Wicks dropped an easy completion that, at worst, would've moved the chains but could've been a touchdown.

The ball bounced off Christian Watson's hands countless times. He has struggled in contested-catch situations all season, which is concerning.

How about an RPO (run-pass option) where every receiver was downfield run-blocking? Love had nobody to throw to. To make matters worse, Rasheed Walker lost his rusher, putting Love under immediate pressure. Somehow, Love avoided the sack, bought time, and threw a perfect pass to Romeo Doubs. Doubs caught it, only for the play to come back on a Walker penalty.

Love turned into Superman, and the team still screwed it up for him.

Matt LaFleur said postgame that they had counted six drops in the game. That's unacceptable.

Love can improve. He made mistakes. But the majority of the blame goes on the receiving corps. They struggled to get open, dropped passes, and did very little to help their quarterback.

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