On a cold Christmas night in Green Bay, the Packers had four interceptions and nearly let the Browns steal a win. While the Packers did win the game, we learned in Week 16 even more about this team. A win is a win, but let’s talk about what we learned on this Christmas evening.
The Packers Could Have Easily Lost Another Winnable Game
The Packers should have won that game by two scores. Despite picking off Baker Mayfield four times, the Packers were in a position to lose that game. Rasul Douglas may be the best in season pick up of all time. The Packers HAVE to play a complete game, and I don’t believe they have 16 weeks into the season. The Packers were obliterated by the Browns on the ground, and lucked into one of Baker Mayfield’s worst career starts throwing the ball. The Packers had been averaging nearly 36 points a game over the past few weeks, but were held to only 24 tonight.
The Pack have to have a game where the defense shuts down a team, and Aaron Rodgers plays like the likely favorite MVP for a second straight year. Up to this point the Offense has stepped up for the Defense, and vice versa. Aaron has been fantastic thus far, but lately the Defense that was trending up, has been suspect. Despite four picks, the Packers were a lucky call away from a possible loss. As I said before I don’t believe the Packers have played a complete game. This team is good, but it will be a gauntlet throughout the playoffs, and we can’t afford to let teams sneak up on us, like the Browns did tonight.
The Packers Need To Get Back To All Gas No F’ing Brakes.
Last week was a one point win vs. the Ravens, tonight, a two point win vs. the lowly Browns. The Packers have been ahead multiple scores in both games. For some reason the Packers are allowing mediocre teams to stay in games. Last week, the Packers were a failed two point conversion away from a possible loss to the extremely shorthanded Ravens. Tonight as I said before a lucky call away from possibly losing despite four picks.
The offense is capable and at the end of the day it falls on both the offense, and MLF to get it done. Teams will not be as forgiving in the playoffs when its win or go home. The offense is capable, but it’s getting late in the season. This team is lightyears better than both the Browns, and Ravens.
Aaron Rodgers Solidified His 4th MVP
Most Valuable Player. The Packers have been great on both sides of the ball through 16 weeks. As much as we love the Packers, you have to admit that without Aaron Rodgers this is a 7 win team at best. The most valuable player is “most valuable” for a reason. Without that MVP the team would be entirely different. I believe he won his second straight MVP tonight vs. the Browns. The MVP case is 100 percent true with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
We’re extremely lucky that Rodgers is a Packer. On A Christmas night when Rodgers moved up to third all time in touchdown passes, and more importantly passed Brett Favre for most in Packers history with his 443rd touchdown pass. We don’t know where this ride will end, but one thing is for sure, we’re never out of a game when our MVP is behind center.
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