Guess What — Packers Are Terrible When They Don’t Run
We’ve been harping on this theme for a number of weeks, but now we actually have some numbers to the prove the point — the Green Bay Packers are terrible when they don’t run the ball.
Since 2010, when the Packers drop back to pass more than 70 percent of the time they’re 2-8. They’ve now done that three times this season and they’ve lost each game.
Sunday was another one of those occasions. The Packers dropped back to pass 74 percent of the time. You saw what happened. The Colts defense teed off the Packers shitty offensive line, sacking quarterback Aaron Rodgers five times. They also dropped both of their safeties so the deep ball was nowhere to be found.
Still, Mike McCarthy decided to go out there and wing it around anyway.
The Packers were well on their way to a probable blowout of the Colts in the first half. Then running back Cedric Benson went down. While he was in the game, the Packers were running nearly as much as they were passing (53 percent). After he left, the Packers passed 77 percent of the time.
In the Packers other two losses this season, they passed 85 percent of the time against the 49ers and 78 percent of the time against Seattle.
See a pattern here, buffoon?
Ah, fuck it, let’s just go deep on every play. We’re bound to hit a couple of them!
For the record, the Packers are 29-3 since 2010 when they pass less than 70 percent of the time.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.