The Green Bay Packers (2-4) lost to the Denver Broncos after their bye week by a score of 19-17. Fans wonder if the team was fully prepared for the game after having the previous week off.
After the loss to the Denver Broncos, Packers head coach Matt Lafleur took the blame for the game-ending interception thrown by Jordan Love.
Zach Jacobson was the first to report the coach’s statement on X:
Green Bay Packers HC Takes Blame for Game-Ending Interception
Matt Lafleur in no way called the perfect game on offense. Putting up just 17 points is not enough to win. The most shocking aspect is that the Broncos had the worst-ranked defense In the NFL.
Matt LaFleur said he takes the blame for Jordan Love’s interception. “I probably should’ve called a safer play where you get half of it and set yourself up for a manageable situation,” he says. “We took a shot and obviously didn’t come through.”
— zach jacobson (@itszacharyj) October 22, 2023
Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love went 21-31 for 180 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the loss to the Broncos. The short game was used in many of his passing attempts. Though the Packers struggled to score in the first half once again, the offense did look a lot more aggressive as time kept ticking later in the game.
Packers Offense Against The Broncos
Green Bay started off slow in the first half against the Broncos. They did not put up any points after Anders Carlson missed his first field goal of the season before halftime. The lack of offense to start games is continuing to frustrate Green Bay Packers fans after six weeks of this 2023 season.
The Packers did not score until the third quarter. This came from a throw to Romeo Doubs. He had two catches for 30 yards and one score. The other touchdown was caught off of a deflection by Doubs. Rookie wideout Jayden Reed had three receptions for 21 yards with one touchdown.
The biggest question for the Green Bay Packers was the status of running back Aaron Jones. He was active and was limited in play, with only eight carries for 35 yards. AJ Dillon saw the field more than Jones. Dillon had 61 rushing yards on 15 carries.
Green Bay Going Forward
The Packers need to find a solution for playcalling as the season progresses. Every mistake is not all on the quarterback. Even if Jordan Love made a bad throw at the end of the game. Lafleur always says that he wants to put the team in the best position to win games, which is fine.
But, find a different way, whether it is in practice or another alternative, to get the Packers’ offense moving early on to start the first half of games. It is easy to say that the offense is young, but being six games in, it is showing what the Packers’ head coach is really made of with the low-scoring offensive production with the head man as the play-caller.
The Green Bay Packers will face their rival the Minnesota Vikings, at Lambeau Field on October 29th at 1:00 pm ET!
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