The Packers fell to 7-3 Sunday night with a 34-31 overtime loss to the Colts. Green Bay showed signs of promise, but there were some negatives during Sunday’s game. I’m here to analyze the good and the bad.
Let’s start with the Good
The Packers’ offense scored 31 points against the number one defense in the NFL. Another positive for the Packers’ defense is they got two takeaways and played with some life in the first half of the football game. This season, Green Bay played some of their best football in the first half. Despite losing Corey Linsley, the starting center, the offensive line played well in Sunday’s game. We will know more about Linsley later in the week.
Offensive turnovers are becoming a problem this season with six turnovers in the past two games. The Packers had three fumbles yesterday, and ball security is something that should be a priority in practice this week. Aaron Rodgers threw another interception and has now thrown as many interceptions as he did last season. This is something that needs to be corrected because giving good teams free possessions isn’t a formula to win.
Green Bay’s offense scored three points in the second half and overtime. The defense gave up 20 points in that time as well, and the coaching staff failed to make any adjustments at halftime. In the second half, they were getting outplayed in all three phases of the game. The Packers drove 86 yards to tie the game, won the coin toss to get the ball first in overtime, and fumbled on the first drive. That pretty much summed up how bad the Packers looked and played in the second half and overtime.
This loss is tough but the Packers need to regroup because the Bears come to Lambeau next week to play the Packers on Sunday Night Football. This is the first meeting of the season between the Bears and Packers and these matchups are always a lot of fun.