It was a changing of the guard at the bottom of the NFC North on Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers took that mantle from the Detroit Lions by losing an 18-16 slugfest of crap.
Two shit teams.
One shit outcome.
The shit outcome was only for the Packers, though. They lost to a team in a place they hadn’t lost to in 23 years. That streak was bound to end sometime, but it shouldn’t have ended this time, against a one-win Lions team.
And yet, it did.
And that fact alone tells us how fucking awful this Green Bay Packers team is.
Lower than the lowest. Lower than the Detroit Fucking Lions.
What went wrong this time?
Who gives a shit?
Didn’t score enough points, if you want an answer.
Why didn’t the Packers score enough points? Well, 12 actually stood in the pocket this week and made some throws. Nice change of pace there.
Unfortunately, that fuck couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn if he were paid $20-odd million to do so.
Oh, wait. He is paid $20-odd million to do so.
The Packers defense, who we have been beating the hell out of, actually showed up on Sunday. Granted, they were playing the inept of the inept, the Detroit Lions, but still.
A step in the right direction.
It was the Packers offense that lost this game.
Sixteen fucking points?
Suck my fucking balls, you fucks!!
Me and Scooter Tolzien could put up 16 fucking points by ourselves against the Lions!
This is the bottom.
Usually, when you hit the bottom, you either stay there or you pick yourself the fuck up, regain your composure and rebound.
Can this Packers team rebound?
Nothing has given us any indication they can.
We’ll be there through the end, regardless, but these clowns continue to be an embarrassment.
It’s like Randy Wright is quarterbacking the team.
That was fucking pathetic performance by our offense which is the slowest in the NFL I might add, true stay. We shouldn’t have even had the chance to win it at the end. Casey Hayward, fuck you you don’t give someone inside position on the 5 yard line. It’s going to be a long week.
What? Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is!
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
And it ain’t over now. ‘Cause when the goin’ gets tough…
Them Japs bombed Pearl Harbor. Our team is a joke right now. Here’s to hoping we can pull it together and get hot at the right time. That’s the only benefit I see out of three consecutive losses.
Captain Obvious…never seen Animal House?
Today I learned that Adams sucks. Jones is all out of magic. Jabby would be great if he didn’t have a glass chin
Cobb / Ty / Jabby would be nice but they’d never try it. Maybe Janis? What the fuck else are we going to do?
Hayward also sucks. Is Joe Whitt ever going to stop being “chicken” (his words on the subject) and stick Gunter in there? Probably not
Crosby going full Charlie Brown at the end of the game was perfect
They play favorites! That is why Janis is on the bench during the offenses TOP. Fuck Buffoon and Rodgers for not giving Janis enough opportunities. Every time they have, he does something positive. Oh, but you must play favorites! and guys A Rodgers ONLY wants to pass to . . . smeh. I am not mad at Rodgers for this, Buffoon can override who plays.
When we could throw at will McCarthy ran non stop. Now we throw 60 times and score 16 points and clements refuses to run. What a joke. Save the overreaction to one loss posts. This team has many, many issues. Instead of a slow start we decide to start fast and the flutter. Just a joke of a performance by a team that looks like a true pretender. Not a decent receiver to be found. A qb who doesn’t have his first read and then bails. A defence who can’t even lay a finger on the opposing qb. An absolutely disgusting performance and at this rate we will be lucky to win this division. U know it’s a week to week league and we are still in a good position but this is a tough pill to swallow
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! The Packers legit just choked worse than I have seen my Lions choke in a while. I mean, this Packers team is supposed to be good, right? Rodgers sucks balls and the defense played OK but still, my Lions are shit this year. Well, you took this one up the butt, just like the last two games. Have fun losing the division to the Vikings.
The way you feel right now Dave is the way it feels to win a Super Bowl. it’s exciting isn’t it?
Congrats Dude, GB just gave you the title to the 2015 ShitBowl.
Act like you’ve won something before, Fuckstick…oh wait, you haven’t.
Kiss our Super Bowl trophies. There are FOUR of them.
I can’t wait until Lions fans point to this win and cry about how it cost them the number one pick in the 2016 draft.
Oh wait. It’s not like they ever picked the best player available anyway, right?
Funny mccarthy calls out the refs over a false start before the half a few weeks ago yet sit by as james starks is blatantly tripped and countless defense holding calls go uncalled
credit to Stafford, tho, he is one tuff guy. and it didn’t help that TP pissed him off by posting that article on his woman, she is also one buff, er, tuff lady too!
we have to accept that QB mileage may vary, and AR may be imperceptibly slower, less accurate, etc. and we probably don’t have another indestructible, ageless, Favre in his replacment.
We may have to accept that the wide open window of past seasons for this team is now slowly closing, that the losing slumps will start occurring earlier and more frequently with each passing season.
So what to do? when you hit a streak of shit, or a bad patch, you have to get your gumption up, pick yourself up by the bootstraps, and realize that by God, your in a dogfight, you can’t count on coasting to the playoffs anymore, you have to start thinking out of the envelope, look for additional sources of replacement players for those stars out for the season, etc. etc.
in a word, it is called TEAM CHARACTER, and teams, like individuals are not born with it, it is learned and instilled by great leadership.
leadership that always has their eye on the prize.
e.g., did Lombardi every brag about winning a division or a conference? did he rest after winning two consecutive NFL ch. in the early sixties? NO!!!!
He constantly reminded the team that should have won 3 in a row, but they had fallen short, and he was pissed off enough to declare that they would be satisfied with nothing less than 3 in a row.
he thought about that blown 2 in a row every day, 24 hrs. a day, even in his sleep.
an example of a driven man, a great leader, who thinks big, because the greater the man, the greater is his goal. contrast that with the current coach who thinks that winning 4 or 5 consecutive championships of the [weakest] division in the NFC makes him one of the greatest, a HOF shoe-in?
just a final thought. this is still potentially a great team, as good a team, potentially, as MM and co. have every coached.
but i am wondering if a military style of leadership is what is needed now, and if it is even feasible in the current nfl era, even for titletown.
i am reminded of my bygone days when in the military: when our unit got into a funk the standard order from the top commander was:
“The whippings will continue until morale improves!”
Can’t disagree with Dave. This team fucking sucks in stereo and the Vikes are going to win the division.
At this point, I’m coming to terms with not making the post-season. Maybe we’ll get some change in coaching.
Capers is not off the hook, btw. His D played okay against a terrible offense. Don’t kid yourselves.
Where are the Aaron Rodgers dick riders at ? I want to see their excuses for him this week.
Anybody have that rodgers quote from the chargers postgame? I think it was something like “I wouldn’t mind dropping back 50 times once in awhile.” Well he had 61 pass attempts today and only managed 16 points. Losing to the Lions. I’m not sure how much worse this can get. Meanwhile Jay fucking Cutler put up 37 against the Rams defense in St. Louis. I’m officially nervous about playing the Bears in Lambeau. What the hell happened to this team? How about next week we give Lacy and Starks the ball and let Rodgers practice his handoff skills. Lacy has never had a bad game against the queens in the 4 games he’s played against them. I don’t care how bad he’s looked this season, get him going at all costs because we’re gonna need to keep Adrian Beatason off the field as much as possible next week and I can’t watch Aaron “3 and out” Rodgers throw at his receivers feet for 3.5 quarters again.
The Chargers exposed this team in that game …
Every opponent (Defense and Offense) since has been drooling at the chance of playing this team after watching the San Diego game tapes…..
Agreed they’ve hit bottom, question is can they make it out any time soon ….
Looking forward to press conference – imagine what a #12 radio appearance would look like – “I’ve got 5 letters – P-A-N-I-C …”
Maybe we should all go root for the seahawks bunch of pussies. If you wanna see wholesale changes root for the Lions Browns or Dolphins. Streaks come to an end maybe we are 8 and 8 but at least I’m not a Viking or seahawk fan. Personally I think teams are figuring us out and not enough adjustments are being made. Plus no deep threat or true number one receiver out there the line is not the best ever and no running game.
Thank you for a accurate, intelligent, and rational post Schizl.
US fans, have enjoyed watching this team win since 2009. Yes, Rodgers accuracy hasn’t been up to par lately, but he can’t have a bad streak? We haven’t, won for so long because of our defense, we’ve won on the arm of Aaron fucking Rodgers. Now you people want to bail on him and dig his grave even though the whole team is playing like shit generally speaking. Go find another team to cheer like the bears, and on your way to the bears or vikings bandwagon, you can stop for a feel good ice cream cone on the corner of go fuck yourself Boulevard.
No, I want to bail on clements as play caller, I refuse to believe with the talent we have that it is just impossible to get guys open and get 3rd down conversions.
No Rodgers did not play good..but if adams would have caught a few of his countless drops we would be having a different conversation.. also its time james jones is removed from the main line up.
abandon ship fairweather pussies
Dude, get yourself a copy of “The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic” –
So you’re jumping off the bandwagon, yet you call yourself “icebowl”? Maybe you should change your moniker to “cheerleader”?
Just being a realist…
Can’t remember a GB team with so much stacked talent playing so beneath their potential….
Been a GB fan a helluva long time – dreading the inevitable return to the days when beating the bears once was a successful season.
I cannot believe jordy Nelson being out would have this big of an impact. I am all about consistency and not having large shakeups, but now I am not so sure. They may not finish with ten wins at this point. Still have games with the cardinals and raiders looming
Expecting better is hardly fair weather
Nobody is abandoning ship. Are we not allowed to express our disgust at a bad loss AT HOME to a bad team? Didn’t see anyone say they were done with the Packers. I’ll watch every game and cheer the same way even if we go 8-8. I’ll also call out bad play when I see it. Obviously there are a lot of problems that need to be addressed. Watching us lose games we should absolutely be winning is infuriating, that’s all there is to it. The standard the Packers have set has lead us to expect much more from this team (at least the offense) than we have gotten the past few weeks, especially this week at home.
there is nothing wrong with AR. he is like the straight A student who breezed through HS, then when he gets to college, he finds out, the hard way, that he is mortal, that he has to work his ass off to achieve the same at the loftier level of competition he finds himself in.
also he must come to the realization, sooner or later, that his marvelous athletic powers will slowly wane with each passing season of FB war, and that he must compensate by putting in more preparation so that he doesn’t need longer think times to read the passing routes, etc.
similar to a great chess champion. as he gets older he cannot calculate as deeply, in the alloted clock time, as he could when younger, so he must compensate by increased effort and labor devoted to opening book prep, endgame study, etc.
if, God forbid, AR goes down for the long count one of these days, a la Joe Theismann, then i hope we can get Stafford as his replacement. this guy is clearly undervalued, and like the other “southern boy” Favre, is tuff as nails, and year after year he seems, like a Timex watch, to “take a licking but keeps on ticking” and mgmt. may have to start thinking about contingencies like that as AR approaches his second decade as an nfl QB.
Sorry, but he’s too busy proving that he’s totally not gay by attending premieres with his beard to spend extra time working with the 4th and 5th recievers.
That was me in High School and College. When do I get to bang Olivia Munn?
U should be good to go as soon as medically cleared of venereal disease.
haha, me or her?
Well, looks like Fritz has it all figured out. by his calculations, Rodgers is finished and used up past his prime. Now his brain is fantasizing about a Mathew Stafford replacement.
As i wrote this, Brady just threw a pick, he must be done and used up also, maybe the Patriots can replace him with …idk…Jay Cutler?
good points – I was never a fan of “Butterball” Stafford but he certainly outplayed the GB Offense.
BTW : Given the choice of players I would want GB to get from Detroit I would take Megatron any day over Stafford …..
Oh no, we suck again.
Pad level guys on both sides of the ball….pad level was off……next week it will be fixed
Einhorn is Finkle!!!!
Either way, next week at Minnesota is for the division lead.
Just means we’ll be two games back.
Sure am glad I sent this pack of dipshits $1500 yesterday to reserve tickets for both of our home playoff games.
What the hells goin on out there!
There is no fixing this. The talent level has just been eroding to a point that Rodgers can’t mask it anymore. They don’t have a dynamic receiver or runner. Tight End? May as well not even have one. When all I hear is that Jeff Janis might be the savior? They are fucked. The tackle situation is a mess. Bulaga was never great to begin with but put him out there with bum knees. It’s obvious Bakhtiari is not an NFL left tackle. You would think the middle of the line would be ok but I guess not. They have a defense with zero difference makers. Fuck this. This current regime is getting stale.
I guess one positive is they will be drafting higher but unfortunately Ted will still be making the pick. Hope everyone enjoyed 2010 because that was it.
looking forward to Teddy drafting another project player. That’s what we’re missing, another fucking 4-3 DE playing OLB.
Or another A J Hawk . . . then a late round O lineman, then a half dozen UDFA’s for DB, TE, and WR . . . Mix them all together with hyperbole provided by the media and the fucktard Vic Ketchman . . . another great draft is had! Oh yes! then continue the draft and develop ONLY, and maintain a surplus of 10-20 million in the salary cap! TT! the frugal GENIUS GM! Fuck this fucking fuck!
Someone in the coaching system is done. You don’t go from last year’s offensive team to this years and not have accountability.
Sam! Where the hell have you been? How was medical school. This season is rivaling 2005 every week.
MM is the one to blame and he knows it. His team is falling apart and he has no idea how to fix it. Max protect and fly janis on a wheel route. Evry else is too slow
Clement’s play calling is nothing more than a scapegoat for Mccarthy
Personnel still elite or are we starting to finally admit that Ted Thompson is overrated? The results speak for themselves. Ron Wolf always believed in using Free Agency, right or wrong, a little dabble into couldn’t hurt when compared to losses like this, right?
Not too much is elite about this team. Other than QB I would take the Vikings roster over this shit.
Our talent is ok. Just not executing like atlanta and eagles.
Absolutely disgusting. This team should have lost it’s last four games and I don’t see how they’re gonna turn things around. They lost to the fucking Lions at home. ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? Brett Favre never let that happen. Matty Flynn didn’t let that happen. Fuck, even Ray Rhodes didn’t let that happen. You lose to a 1-7 team who gave you every opportunity to win and then some. This is almost as disgusting as the NFCCG in Seattle. What the fuck is wrong with Rodgers? It seems his passes hit the ground more often than they get to his receivers. And why does he have Davante’s cock lodged so far down his throat? Targeted around 20 times and didn’t do shit.
I couldn’t agree with you more, Cheese.
Not to mention our own fans booing our team at home. Last week the defense fighting with one another on the sidelines, today our fans finally had enough of this sloppy gameplay.
Uhm. There’s LOTS of times Brett Favre let horrible games happen. There’s times he was the CA– USE of it.
He NEVER let the Lions win at Lambeau.
Offense had no fire, no enthusiasm. They looked totally unprepared. #17 & #18 couldn’t catch a cold. They deserved the “raspberries” that the fans gave them. The dead skunk on the road smells better.
Rodgers is on a slump in a worst way. What is wrong with him
there is nothing wrong with AR that a young, talented athlete who has had too much success too fast, who has finally getting a dose of reality as he comes down to the realm of mere mortals, can’t fix.
in fact, he clearly had regained his old self, by the end of this game’s thrilling conclusion. except for not gaining a few more yards to set up the final FG attempt, AR had done just about all he could to give our K a reasonable shot at making the winning FG.
i expect that this second consecutive fail to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat will just make AR even more pissed off than he already was after last week’s whiffed heroism, and he’ll be even more determined to kick butt on whoever the opponents are next up. and guess who is in the sights of our “raging bull” – the Yikes, er, Vikes, LOL.
i know some of us here are swearing off ever watching them again, but… you know damn well that you wouldn’t miss AR’s thirst for Viking blood next week, for all the world.
after all, this is the first actual losing streak experienced by AR since the SB year! i for one, am glad it happened early enough in the season to wake them up in time to sound the tocsin and scramble on to the practice field and then to game day BATTLE STATIONS! WE ARE NOW AT WAR! GO PACK GO!
The other day you were saying Matt Stafford should be Rodgers replacement. Please. Is there a stance you don’t have?
We can’t win until we get our passing game back.
Today & the next 3 games are the fat of the season. 4 divisional games in a row.
I’ll remember the comments of all the fickle ship-jumpers here when we peel-off a string of W’s… We’re 6-3.
I remember 2010 well. I also remember losing 6 of 7 when Rodg broke his collarbone a couple seasons back too.
Best cure for this? Beat the ViQuuens in Minny.
Get fat #27 runnen belly first into the purple slime & take Dick Rodg out of there with Quarless.
Could Rodgers be struggling because he has knocked up Olivia Munn????
Problem with Lacy is he’s 290 pounds and overweight as hell. They probably don’t know what to do with him right now
LET’S GET REAAAADYYYY TO RUUUUUUUUMBLE!!!!!
As much as I have defended McCarthy and Capers throughout the years, when the entire team goes south that means the head coach has lost control.
Can someone explain how Carson palmer and Russell Wilson have no problem throwing it deep at will with two of the leagues best defences on the field and we can’t hit a pass play of 40+ if our life depended on it? Adams and Cobb are basically the same receiver so we have two slot guys and zero deep threat with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback. Also it’s very clear that Rodgers has issues with McCarthy. I couldn’t even count the number of times he was yelling and/or shooting dirty looks in his direction. The timeout that he wanted called on the sideline being the most glaring.
If this dumpster fire of a season doesn’t turn around quickly we’re going to lose to Arizona by a score of 70-0.
People who think the game in MN will be some kind of redemption are off their fucking rocker. Have you watched them play? They’re on such a different trajectory from the Packers right now it’s ridiculous. They’ll stomp the shit out of us if the last month is any indication. You think you’re going to dance around with the scrap heap lions in FUCKING LAMBEAU and then go into TCF and deal with another good defense with
Adams and Dick Rodge, you’re deeply delusional. Don’t bother getting your cheer leader outfit dry cleaned this week, you’ll be vomiting on it again next Sunday.
I love the Packers and for that reason I’m glad they’re being exposed. Finally some changes will happen. People are going to get fired. You can’t be given the keys to the most expensive QB in football and lose games like this. You know who does that? The Bears.
Some of your points are valid. But you seem like an ass kicking in Minn. is inevitable. Yes, it could happen, but until that time comes, i’m still rolling with my team.
And btw…This is Green Bay, no one is getting fired over this.
They fucking should get fired! And I fucking HATE the Vikings! But our Packers are trending towards losing in MN. This brain trust in GB was given a gift in Rodgers, and through arrogance, very, very poor drafting, almost ZERO free agency, OCD’s, favoritism, loyalty and an absolute repulsion for adjustments during game time have eroded the future success away from Rodgers. This trend has been rearing its’ ugly head for a few years now. It is just becoming obvious to the CASUAL homers’ finally . . .
I think the problem lies in McMurphy. And since we have no one owner ho can fire him we are stuck with MM and TT and whoever they like to keep on the staff. So MM is no play caller any more, see what he does to what gets his attention now: everyting got worst .
choking Mike #2, with his “piece de la resistance” recipe for a fetal meltdown in last year’s finale has ripple effects that have carried over into the locker room this season. We now got our whole team snakebit, and that is probably what contributed to Mason Crosby’s choke on a routine winner FG — looking over his shoulder instead of where his toe meets the ball…? [that kick was incorrectly reported as blocked — Fox Postgame show clearly showed it was a just a botched kick].
The only guy that can get MM and co. canned is AR himself, and AR won’t be likely to get anywhere near that far unless this shit-storm of a slump takes us out of the playoffs this season.
it’s that in-fighting amongst a teams’ fans….usually signals the beginning of the end.
the end of what? Total Packers? LOL! there were almost 100 posts here for this one article about one game.
as far as infighting goes, even the sports media has started to exhibit infighting [debate?] about the overly complicated NFL rules that Goodell has allowed the team owners to instigate, e.g., last Sun. night the numerous challenges during the aerial shootout led Michaels and Collinsworth to take shots at how complicated it is for the refs to figure out: “what is a catch”? LOL, i was commenting to my friends watching the game on TV, that even these media insiders don’t dare suggest that they get Goodell in the booth, or even a pregame interview at some point to weigh in.
So if such media bigwigs can’t even get a hearing, why do you think what we anonymous schucks here on TP will get any notice from the powers that be??
do you think infighting [debate?] amongst presidential candidates is a signal of the end, too?