In a snowy night at Lambeau Field the Packers and their elite defense pitched a shutout for the first time since 2018. The Seahawks were shutout for the first time with Russell Wilson as a starter. The Offense was slow for the majority of the game but came out with the 17-0 win. For a complete recap checkout this article from my colleague Logan. Here are three takeaways I have coming out of the snowy win at Lambeau.
A huge round of applause for Joe Barry’s defense. All three facets of the defense were working in perfect unison tonight as the Packers pitched the shutout. The Packers came into this game with the 5th ranked defense, and they only showed that, they’re better than that. I found some tweets after the game to show just how good the defense has been.
Don’t Mock The Belt
After Aaron threw an uncharacteristic Red Zone interception to Jamal Adams, he mocked the belt to the Lambeau Faithful. Jamal must not have been following along because rule number one is YOU NEVER MOCK THE BELT. It just never works out for the opposing team. When Adam’s and his defense mocked the belt, it was a 3-0 game. Rodgers must have noticed. The Packers went on to score two touchdowns to close out the game. He had make sure Adam’s and his defense remember the rule.
Injuries have plagued the Packers
While the Packers came out with a win, they lost three players due to injury. Rashan Gary was lost to what looked like a gruesome arm injury. The Packers say it’s an elbow. Gary has been one of the best players as of late on the Packers defense. On that same side the Packers lost Whitney Mercilus to a bicep injury. The defense has been next man up all season to this point. Jaire is still at best four weeks away, and were a good chunk of weeks away from Z being back. Probably the most notable loss was Aaron Jones. The Packers know what he means to this team and resigned him in the offseason. Early news say it’s an MCL but we likely won’t know more until tomorrow.
This Packers team, especially on Defense has been resilient all season. Regardless of the injuries, we’re seeing one of the best Packers Defenses in recent years. A pat on the back for Joe Barry who took some early year criticism.
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