What to say about this turd? The Green Bay Packers stunk it up like they haven’t done in quite a while, losing 23-0 to the Baltimore Ravens.
It was the first time the team was shut out since 2006.
There are two stats that tell pretty much the entire story — five turnovers and six sacks. The former is a Packers’ number and the latter is a Ravens’ number.
Enough said. Let’s talk about some of the previously overlooked points.
On With Davante, Off With Jordy
Brett Hundley seems to have found his connection with Davante Adams. He still hasn’t found one with Jordy Nelson. Adams caught eight balls for 126 yards on Sunday. Somehow, Hundley just doesn’t seem to have any chemistry with Jordy Nelson, though. Nelson caught just two for 24, although I guess at least he was targeted six times. In the four games Hundley has started, Nelson has a whopping 10 catches for 92 yards. Not good enough, Brett.
Won’t Be Seeing Devante Mays For A While
Rookie running back Devante Mays got his first carry of the season and promptly fumbled. His second carry went a little better. It didn’t go anywhere, but at least he didn’t fumble. Third and final carry, Mays fumbled again. Luckily, this one was recovered by one of the offensive linemen. Mike McCarthy has a history of not tolerating fumbles. Those guys go in the doghouse and usually are never heard from again. Ask Trevor Davis about last year. But, OH! The Packers only have two healthy running backs, so Mays might have to stick around by necessity.
Welcome To The Team, Kyler Fackrell
Naturally, Clay Matthews goes down with an injury. It was inevitable. The Packers did give veteran Ahmad Brooks some snaps (26), but they gave more to Kyler Fackrell (35). We’ve been beating this guy down for being a non-factor and potential bust ever since training camp. On Sunday he showed up with five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, a sack and QB hit. And maybe you could say he should have done something like that. Nick Perry threw up a donut on the stat sheet. I’ll go ahead and assume that’s because he was being double-teamed. So Fackrell had opportunities, but it was nice to see him finally do something with them.
Right Tackle Is A Problem
Understatement of the year. The Packers started Justin McCray at right tackle. He’s probably a guard. Even so, he’s better than Jason Spriggs. I’m just going to go to the PFF grades. McCray is a 36.6. Odd, considering he came from the frickin’ Arena League. Jason Spriggs is a 36.4. Unless these clowns get some help in the form of a tight end or running back, Hundley has very little chance to succeed.
This Is All About Roster Building
Think about this for a second. The Minnesota Vikings are 8-2. Their quarterback is Los Angeles Rams’ castoff and backup Case Keenum. The Jacksonville Jaguars lead the AFC South at 7-3. Their quarterback is Blake Bortles. He has 12 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 81.8 rating. So how do these teams win with a backup and a bum? Talent at other positions. The Packers don’t have it. That’s the fault of just one guy.