Well, That Was Easy
We’re a little slow on the draw here, but that’s because we were busy taunting Oakland Raiders fans all afternoon yesterday.
And for good reason. The Green Bay Packers thrashed what is supposed to be a playoff-caliber team 46-16. I can’t remember one point when the outcome was in doubt. The Packers rolled over Oakland 46-16 to move to 13-0 — three wins away from a perfect regular season.
It was team’s most complete win of the season. Both the offense and defense were dominant.
The Packers picked off Carson Palmer four times and linebacker Robert Francois, filling in for the injured A.J. Hawk and/or Desmond Bishop, looked like he should be a starter. Francois had nine tackles, a pick and a forced fumble.
Meanwhile, the Packers offense looked like, well… the Packers offense. Aaron Rodgers may not have been his sharpest, completing 17 of 30 for 281 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, but that really didn’t matter. The Packers did what they wanted pretty much whenever they wanted.
Running back Ryan Grant looked like his former self, running for 85 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. Even John Kuhn got in on the act with 46 yards for 10 carries.
We don’t really need to go over all the stats, though. The Packers turned in a dominant performance one week after their toughest game of the season.
They served notice to the rest of the NFL in a way they haven’t all season, with a win where they were dominant on both sides of the ball. If the Packers continue to play the way they did on Sunday, an undefeated season is a certainty.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.