Let’s start with this. This game should not have been close. It should not have gone to overtime. Expect for this very clear fact.
The Green Bay Packers aren’t as good as we thought, their hype or they thought.
The Packers pulled off a 27-24 win over the winless Bengals — a team that hadn’t scored a touchdown until they faced the Packers — in overtime.
Why? Why did this game even make it to overtime?
The Packers should have dominated this game. Maybe it’s the early-season unpreparedness, lack of continuity or whatever. Maybe the Packers just aren’t that good.
We certainly know that other than Kevin King, their secondary is shit.
Andy Dalton — the bag of shit that he is — had a rating of 124.2 against the Packers on Sunday. Receiver A.J. Green, as expected, got his. Ten catches for 111 yards and a touch.
The Packers were down most of the game. What saved them? For a change, Aaron Rodgers.
AR hasn’t been Mr. Comeback. He has failed in those situations many more times than he’s succeeded. But he succeeded on this day. Like a stone-cold assassin.
You could see the look on his face. It said, I am getting this done. And get it done he did. He got it done with a 72-yard pass to Geronimo Allison. A perfectly floated ball that, unlike last week, Allison actually ran through and caught it.
And then Mason Crosby.
Folks, the Packers barely got by a team we should have whooped… at home. As they say, a win is a win, but this was a very uninspiring win.
The thing is, it’s still early. We don’t know who this Packers team is yet.
If we are to make a judgment now, it would be that this is no different than any other recent year. Shitty secondary. The defense will lose us a playoff game and it’s all on Aaron Rodgers.
Hope he has broad shoulders.