The Green Bay Packers did all they could to mount a comeback on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Their effort came up short, though, with Jordan Love ultimately throwing a game-sealing interception with less than two minutes remaining in the game.
Denver was up by just two points at that point, but the costly turnover allowed the home team to hold off the Packers in what would have been a momentum-swinging victory.
Green Bay Packers Coach Takes Blame for Game-Sealing Interception
Love threw his only interception of the evening at the worst possible time, With the Packers at third-and-20, the young quarterback opted to throw a long ball to Samori Toure, which ended up getting picked off by Denver safety P.J. Locke. That was the game for Green Bay.
LOCKED IN! An absolutely clutch INT by @PjLocke4 🔥
— NFL (@NFL) October 22, 2023
That wasn’t even close.
After the game, a disappointed head coach Matt LaFleur got 100% real on that game-deciding play. Instead of pointing fingers, he decided to take full responsibility for the botched snap:
“I put that last one on me,” LaFleur said, via Mike Spofford of the team wesbite. “I probably should’ve just called a safer play, get half of it, try to set yourself up for a manageable situation on the next down.
“We took a shot and obviously didn’t come through.”
There was more time on the clock for Green Bay to get themselves into field-goal territory during that final drive. They were down just two points on third down when LaFleur and Love decided to go for glory. They failed miserably and now the Packers are looking at a miserable 2-4 record after Week 7.
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