While I was wallowing in my own self pity today, I came across some interesting items from the Green Bay Packers games with the New York Giants, both the last three and last night’s beatdown.
In case you’re somehow unaware, the Packers have lost two of those three games. The previous two (a win and a loss) occurred during the 2011 season, with one coming in the playoffs.
Here are the scores of those games.
Week 12, 2012: 38-10, Giants
2011 NFC Divisional playoffs: 37-20, Giants
Week 13, 2011: 38-35, Packers
The Packers have been outscored 110-65 by the Giants in the past three meetings. They’ve given up no less than 35 points in any of those games. In short, they obviously have no idea how to stop the Giants offense.
Another common theme is the Packers have mounted no rushing attack. On Sunday, James Starks led the Packers with 35 yards on the ground. Aaron Rodgers was the team’s leading rusher in the previous two contests.
In the two losses, Aaron Rodgers was sacked four (playoff loss) and five (2012 loss) times. In the win he was only sacked twice. According to ESPN, Rodgers was under pressure 51 percent of the snaps he dropped back to pass in the latest debacle, the highest such rate of any quarterback in any game this season.
And how about this? The Packers have been ripped by Eli Manning in each game.
Week 12, 2012: 249 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
2011 NFC Divisional playoffs: 330 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Week 13, 2011: 347 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
That’s an average of 308 yards and three touchdowns per game.
How come that dope has the Packers number, you’re probably asking yourself. They’ve sacked Manning only once in each of the three games.
Lastly, let’s get this great understatement in from coach Mike McCarthy on last night’s beating.
“I probably didn’t call the best game I’ve called in my time here.”
Mike McCarthy sounds like a broken record last week he said the same thing I know he is a pretty good coach but he needs to actually do something about it.
Packers beat the Giants bad the second to last regular season game the Super Bowl year.
This is ok. We will win-out now. 5 in a row.
Let’s get healthy.
Did anyone really think we’d beat a team that was desperate, in their house, coming off a bye week without a bunch of our big name stars???
GPG. Beat the ViQueens
I didn’t think we’d win, to be honest, but I didn’t think we’d be humilated…..
Well said Tyco. Time to move on and take the aggression out on those purple pricks from Minneshithole. GPG!
Anyone else think the loss of OC Joe Philbin might be affecting the offense a little? I also think Finley constantly harping on Rodgers has been messing with his confidence a little.
Yes. Philbin was a huge loss. Definitely
No. Rodgers confidence is not swayed by something that moron Finley said.
The only good thing to come of this embarrasing game was that MM publically said it was mostly his fault with his terrible game plan and no game adjustments. AR actually dumped the ball over the DL to a RB/Kuhn a few times for good gains after the score was out of sight. Maybe they should try that more often and to Cobb. Everything seemed to be going good until AR’s INT which made no sense as J. Jones was standing all by himself on the sideline 10 yds back right behind where he threw to the closer guy in double coverage. From then on it was all downhill.
What I don’t understand is, if the OL couldn’t protect AR and the Giants kept getting through, why didn’t MM try to use that to our advantage and call some screens. And, what ever happened to the quick slants we uses to constantly do during our SB winning season?
Sometimes I think Philbin was the playcaller and McCarthy was the one getting all the credit because the playcalling hasn’t been the same since Joe left. Its just a theory and I hope I am wrong.
Does nobody see the difference in talent level here? Giants D Linemen take plays off just like Packers D Linemen. When the Giants front 7 does not perform well and they put pressure on Eli to win with his arm, it’s also not a good outcome. If we can’t figure out how to match intensity and energy on both lines–Offense and Defense–we will NEVER beat this team because they simply have better talent that shows up to play when it matters most. Our team is known as a finesse dome team to outsiders and I’ve got to say, that I tend to agree with that sentiment. I mean, how many commercials do our guys appear in for men’s beauty products and the like? Hmm…
December 26, 2010
Packers 45, Giants 17
Let’s cut to the chase.
On D, this team has made huge strides from 2011 in uncovering young talent at weak spots(House, Heyward, McMillan, Jennings). However, they are missing 3 of their most significant contributors in Woodson, Matthews, and Des Bishop.
Matthews is a game changer, as was Des. Woodson has lost a step but still was/is a flat out playmaker in spots.
BTW, bad enough to lose Bishop, but then we lost his backup DJ Smith. You take 3-4 of the most signifivant guys of your 11 off the field, and you are gonna take a hit. Facts are facts.
We will get all of those 4 back by next year.
On Offense, time to bite the bullet. We all know TT is not a crazy free agent gambler. And its great he is not. Because way too many of the free agents who cash in just don’t work as hard after thae fact. The Packers obvious weakness on offense is the line. This is a place worth going after a free agent or 2.
Here’s why. O Line guys have been hard hat lunch pale guys all of their lives. They are generally not morons/primadonas who will turn into screw offs after getting a decent contract.
Tough calls here, but Jennings and Finley off the books next year and you free up $16 million. Bet you could do all right in O line free agency with that cash.
I love Jennings, but the last 7 games have proven that they have enough horesepower at this spot. Especially when you consider that a tradeoiff for saying goodbey to Jennings could mean landing a top tier LT to take care of Rodgers for the next 7-8 years.
Ride this year out and do all you can. Thren, fix the only gapping hole on this team in Aggressive O Line free agency and drafting.
Then look out in 2013!!!
One of the best comments I’ve read on this site. You always have to be thinking a few steps (or seasons) a head). It took the Giants four years to get back to the Superbowl. I don’t mean to keep comparing us to them but they are the perfect example of a team that has struggled and then picked themselves up to make a run.
In the win now mentality of the NFL, patience can really be a virtue.
The Packers have TJ Lang and Josh Sitton signed to long extensions. Bryan Bulaga is obviously the RT of the future, and he’ll be back next season.
The Packers have two young guys in Newhouse and Sherrod at LT. Even if they decided to give up on Newhouse (doubtful), I doubt they would give up on Sherrod so easily. The long term prognosis on breaks is typically better than with ligament damage. After having a full year to heal, Sherrod will also be back next season.
In other words, I don’t see the Packers doing squat on the offensive line. They may draft a C. That is about it. You went 15-1 with Newhouse at LT. So, you want to drop Jennings and sign someone to replace Newhouse? Doesn’t make sense to me.