The Packers head into week 10 on a 5-game losing skid, which is the first time since Aaron Rodgers became a starter back in 2008. The Cowboys enter at 6-2 and will be a tough test for the Packers to avoid dropping to 3-7.
Green Bays has the edge overall in the series against Dallas, winning 20 of the 37 previous games. Aaron Rodgers is 7-2 overall against the Cowboys, while Dak Prescott has one win in three tries against the Packers. A win against Dallas would show a move in the positive direction heading into the final stretch of the season.
Defensively for the Cowboys in their last game, Donovan Wilson was all over the field, recording eight tackles, while arguably the best defensive player in the like Micah Parsons recorded four. They held Justin Fields to 151 yards passing and sacked him four times, but allowed Khalil Herbert to average over six yards per carry on 16 attempts. Dallas features a quick secondary and a strong pass rush, which will put pressure on Rodgers and the rest of the offense to take care of the football. The Packers are near the bottom in turnover differential at –5.
Green Bay comes in struggling offensively. They failed to get much going against the Lions, who are giving up the most points in the league. The Packers scored just one touchdown on a pass from Rodgers to Allen Lazard, who hauled in four for 87 yards. The running game was putrid, as AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones combined for only 59 yards on 20 carries. Jones left with an ankle injury. Rodgers threw for 283 yards but was intercepted three times, including twice in the end zone. He must have a clean game for the Packers to have a shot this week.
For the Cowboys offensively, they are coming off a 49-point explosion. Prescott threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with CeeDee Lamb five times for 77 yards and a score. Tony Pollard is showing that he’s the best back in Dallas, running for 131 yards on 14 carries. The Packers need to tighten their run defense against Dallas.
The Packers enter the contest without linebacker Rashan Gary, who is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. He was having a Pro Bowl caliber season with six sacks. Eric Stokes was also hurt and is likely to miss the remainder of the season with a knee and ankle injury. On a positive, the defense gave up just 15 point and held Jared Goff to 137 yards on 14-of-26 passing. The Lions were held to 117 yards rushing, 17 below their season average.
The Packers have a tough task this week and are 4.5-point home underdogs. With the struggles on offense and a slew of injuries, the Packers have an uphill climb to end their 5-game skid. Kickoff is at 4:25 PM Eastern and the game will be televised on FOX.
When: 3:25pm – Central Time
Where: Lambeau Field – Green Bay, Wisconsin
TV: NFL on FOX
Win, lose, or draw today, it doesn’t matter. Big Mike McCarthy teaches us an important lesson. Yes, you can win in the NFL without Aaron Rodgers. Had he been afraid and not believed in himself, like many Packer fans who don’t believe in their team and fear monger back to the 1970’s, then he’d have never left Green Bay for Dallas and found success. We too, can be successful without Rodgers. McCarthy shows us the way….
Found success?….gee, i guess so.
What he found was an already talented team, a talented Def, Coordinator that Jerry Jones signed after the Mike Nolin/Mike McCarthy debacle.
He found a team smart enough to draft a receiver in the first round in 2020.
Also found an offensive Coordinator, who calls plays, per his Boss.. When i say calls plays, because Jerry Jones…said so. When i say Boss, not Gravy boat, i meant his real boss, not a figure head.
What McCarthy does though…remarkably well, is walk along the sideline pretending it’s all his doing.
McCarthy can strut into Lambeau field with most of their key players healthy, he can puff out his chest along the sideline once they have the lead.
But beating the Packers right now is like shooting a blind trophy buck in an enclosed 1 acre fenced area.
A real challenge.
Be proud after the win Gravy Boat, try sticking out your chest further than your belly.
Now that….would be impressive.
Well fuck me totalpackers, it’s a Game Day article!
When are the Packers going to learn……
A tall and athletic athlete, does not a NFL receiver make.
Not great timing lol.
Nice game from the rook, but some people are already crowning his ass. Let’s see him be productive consistently. Feel slightly better after last night though.
I think the timing was spot on, at that moment. I don’t confer with a psychic or crystal ball to read the future.
Give me a track star with world class speed, and i’ll show you a guy who can catch TD passes over a very experienced NFL defense. He might drop 10 of them, but he’ll get you a couple TD’s and spread the defense.
But most aren’t football players and they are usually frail. Or….what the scouts call…..long.
When a scouting report calls a receiver or DB, fast and long…(beware).
Same with a guy whose stock all of a sudden goes up at the combine (beware).
Good for Watson i say, Rodgers, and the Packers/Packer Nation, for one game….now he can continue to prove it wasn’t an anomaly
We’ll all be watching Thur. night.
I’m ready for the kid to catch a couple more td’s against the Titans.
Trade up and draft another project Goober…..oops, apologies, i meant Gute.
You mean the WR who caught the 58 yard TD, Kevin? If your old man QB can get that WR the ball. And therein lies the problem. He struggled with MVS too on deep routes. It’s nice to see Kevin you don’t just make excuses for Erin. You do it for Big Mike too. I’m surprised old Jerry just didn’t coach that team himself with all that “talent.”
Sorry but Arodge threw some beautifull ball Sunday. That deep ball to Watson was amazing.
It looks like Christian Watson needs to pull a Keyshawn Johnson and tell pretty boy to STFU and throw me the damn ball! No one but Erin gives two shits about his stats! Ok, Erin and all you ladies. Certainly no one that matters.
Fantastic idea Tommi 😱
Meanwhile…down in the locker room….
Watson: “Hey Aaron, you have a minute?”
Rodgers: “Sure Christian what’s goin….”
Watson: Listen Prettyboy, just shut the fuck up and throw me the damn ball.
Yea….that’s what Watson needs to do Tommi….lol
Good idea as always Tommie!!…lol
Anymore great idea’s Tommi, any other words of wisdom?…we could use more laughs.
It was obviously a good win for the team. It was entertaining to see McCarthy throw a fit on the sidelines a few times. However, don’t get too excited about Christian Watson. He really hasn’t proved anything yet. He had one good game.
You know your right Doug. Romeo Doubs can’t play either. How dare these kids from North Dakota State and Nevada actually need time to adjust to the pro game! God forbid they have a veteran NFL QB that actually works with them. Instead, one drop and you get thrown under the bus and then it’s weeks before you see a ball thrown your way. That’s how you get a 5 game losing streak. When your more interested in your stats than winning. We missed Rashan Gary in the worst way.
So angry…all the time…
Packers lose…angry…Packers win….angry.
Always so angry.
Don’t worry about Rashan Gary, Nancy.
We still have 14 million dollar man Preston Smith….
Sure, he ain’t no Za’Darius Smith, but……..
It was good to see Aaron Rodgers rallying the troops in the 4th quarter and OT.
Weren’t we all just reading about Rodgers being finished, that his career is over?
LOL, good observation. Aaron Rodgers did rally the troops. I wonder if he gets credit for it? Silly me, of course he doesn’t. That was all the defense and LaFleur’s play calling.
Actually, the Packers won in spite of MLF’s play calling at the end of regulation.
We all saw Rodgers on the sideline tuning up MLF after that series.
Referring to that series, at his post game presser….MLF said “That one is on me”.
It’s YOU’RE dipshit. Over and over. YOU’RE right. YOU’RE more interested. When you insult someone with incorrect forms it just makes you look MORE stupid and petty. Here ends the lesson. And you keep saying WE while you rip YOUR team. Go cheer for YOUR real team Killer.
Translation….Stay in School Kids
Let’s try to keep in mind, the mentally challenged have feelings too.
Sorry he was so harsh Tommi.
Tom M 8 hours ago
Win, lose, or draw today, it doesn’t matter. Big Mike McCarthy teaches us an important lesson. Yes, you can win in the NFL without Aaron Rodgers.
Unless of course…you’re playing Aaron Rodgers.
Tom M 3 days ago
ESPN is now reporting that Aaron Rodgers is losing the locker room over statements he’s made about his teammates and coaches. The national media is saying Rodgers is washed up and it’s only a matter of time before Jordan Love starts games.
Tom M 6 days ago
Payback is a bitch and Big Mike is gonna give it to little Erin in spades next week. Bend over Erin and don’t bother with the lube. Big Mike’s your daddy now…..
Tom M 6 days ago
And speaking of Jordan Love, I thought he’d be starting in December. It now looks like he could start as soon as the game after Dallas. Big Mike raw doggin’ little Erin looks to be the final insult before Jordan Love gets his shot. It’s coming girls and you can’t stop it.
Tom M 6 days ago
“How to be a Submissive Bitch and the Virtues of the West Coast Offense.” By Big Dom Daddy, Mike McCarthy! It’s ok if you don’t have time to pick up a copy. They’ll be a public display on Sunday at Lambeau. You won’t want to miss it!
Tom M 5 days ago
The National media and yours truly has been saying Rodgers is done for weeks now. The easiest course of action is to replace the QB. If that doesn’t work then the GM would be next. Either way, Rodgers is gone.
Tom M 1 week ago
Blaming Gutekunst, Murphy, and Royce Newman doesn’t change the fact that Aaron Rodgers now plays like the 40 year old QB that he is. It’s over. He’s done.
Tom M 1 week ago
Just a reminder, keep the sharp objects away from MMSUCKS next week when Big Mike McCarthy makes Erin his bitch. It’s coming and you can’t stop it…
PF4L 3 weeks ago
In Tommi’s defense…he’s stupid.
You can try to explain things to him, but you can’t make him smart enough to understand it.
I watched the whole game but I think I missed the moment when Big Mike was supposed to do “Erin” hard and dry. Was it before of after he chucked his headset out onto the field? Or is Big Mike a power bottom bear and “Erin” was on top taking orders? I think whomever suggested it should enlighten us. Cause I’d like to know.
For all those people who said Rodgers couldn’t come from behind. Well, he did. He was out there throwing blocks for crissakes. Some elements of this team started to play like a team. The game plan appeared to be a balanced attack and they stuck to it.
However this might have turned out, this was a damn fun game to watch. Like most weeks I go to my favorite bar and everyone brings food and we have a party. This week was a great party. Some people were asking, “Who the hell is Rudy Ford?” Yeah, how bout that? Rudy Ford might get you to forget that Darnell Savage still stinks right now. Why was Savage trying to strip a ball on 4th/short when you just need to make the damn stop and get the ball back? Anyone else see that?
In the last several weeks when something like the Amari Rodgers fumble would have happened they would have melted down. This week it was different. They still dialed up the dig and played through it. Amari Rodgers is still a bust and a wasted pick (plus the trade up to get him) but they can’t out and out cut his ass because they are so thin at WR but I can’t imagine using him as one. When the time is right, he needs to go.
How can you not be happy for Watson? The kid really needed a confidence boost and he got the hat trick of confidence boosts. I will admit that I held my breath on his Lambeau Leap and was relieved he didn’t have to visit the blue tent afterwards. He still has a ways to go. The technique of some of those catches still needs work but at least now he knows he can do it. Imagine how much further along he would be had he caught “that ball” in the Minnesota game? How many times did they have to show that replay? Ugh.
Holy cow! Sammy’s Hammies even caught a couple good balls. All is not lost on Sammy Watkins.
We won today Kevin because we ran the ball 60% of the time and because Rodgers kept feeding the ball to Christian Watson on the times he did throw. You know Watson, that wasted 2nd round pick? The one that’s all athlete and no receiver? Erin was a very unimpressive 14-20 for 220 yards. Certainly not enough to beat your meat to Kevin but just good enough to win. And that’s what it’s going to take if we’re to get back in the wildcard hunt. Aaron Rodgers is going to have to do exactly what he did today. Run Matt LaFleur’s run first offense. Then take his shots down field to his emerging playmaker in Watson. If Rodgers plays for pretty stats, if he plays to be the hero, or if he thinks he has to punish Watson and not throw him the ball because of a drop. Or any other petty or selfish reason then another losing streak awaits. He could do it. The question is, will he do it? History says no, but a 5 game losing streak can change a man. And make no mistake Kevin. It was Christian Watson who was by far the best player on the field today for either team. He was the difference maker. We don’t win the game without him. The last time a rookie WR scored three TD’s against Dallas was Randy Moss. And you can thank Brian Gutekunst for that.
“Erin was a very unimpressive 14-20 for 220 yards. Certainly not enough to beat your meat to”
I thought stats didn’t matter Tom? I thought your trusty eye was blind to such drivel. I like how you conveniently left out how Rodgers had 3 TD passes. Those must not matter either? Whine about Rodgers “lack” of stats and whether you would beat off to them or not, the Packers won the game.
“one drop and you get thrown under the bus and then it’s weeks before you see a ball thrown your way”
Rodgers hit Watson right in the hands two times in a row and he dropped it both times, then he went back to Watson and could have had a guaranteed TD if Watson would have just looked up and caught the ball. At that point I was thoroughly frustrated with Watson, as I’m sure many others were, but I’m glad he pulled it together and had the game he did. Contrary to your little conspiracy theory, Rodgers went back to him plenty of more times and Watson had 3 TD’s and some other crucial catches. I guess Aaron forgot to tell Christian he was in the doghouse.
Yea…..2 dropped balls and rookie route mistakes…slowing up and turning his head.
As MLF keeps saying about Love.
“He has a ways to go”
Well, despite 3 TD’s, so does Watson
But with Watson, you can see flashes of player development.
I don’t know if anyone watches when Watson has a blocking assignment nut…..
He has a ways to go. But he may never be with his body type, unless he can master leverage.
Just when you think Tommi can’t post anything dumber than he previously has.
He makes another post and proves you wrong.
No Tommi, that’s not a compliment.
Amari Rodgers… WOW. How the fuck is this guy still on this team? Why on earth would they EVER EVER EVER put him on any kind of kick return ever again? If they do, the special teams coordinator needs to be fired on the spot. 7 fumbles in the past year and a half and he almost made it 8 today! Just blows my mind.
Heck yeah for Rudy Ford! Another example of a back up playing better than the guy he’s filling in for.
For a while there I thought the game might end in a tie because I know how McCarthy and LaFleur led teams have an uncanny ability to mess things up. Fortunately the Packers came away with the W.
It boggles the mind to still see Rodgers returning kicks.
I could see them giving him more chances if he had elite talent on returns.
But he doesn’t!….at all!!
He’ll catch the ball (hopefully) and then you’ll watch him run straight into defenders, or a pile.
It’s maddening to watch and you have to ask yourself…is this the best they think they have?
Or, are they trying to somehow salvage a 3rd round pick?
Idk….i’m not in Green Bay, out on the practice field, or in the offices….like Tommi.
Speaking of salvaging 3rd round picks…Here’s an idea…maybe throw Sean rhyan back there to return punts?
Looks like Amari has been shown the door. I guess they didn’t see any potential for him at the WR position. Especially with a group as thin as GB’s? Thats not saying much for #8
Back to Mitch Anthony about #26. I watched him a lot , and it looks like to me he is playing not to get hurt.
#20 looks fast, strong and hits pretty damn hard. Looks like he wants to play..
Tom M 12 hours ago
I found this at ESPN. “Colts winners in Saturday’s debut, Ryan’s return”
What a bunch of Dummies, don’t they know the game was on Sunday?
Ummm anyone…get it? 🙄
Aaron Rodgers himself was in the doghouse for the turd he pinched off in Detroit the week before Cheese. Had Erin thrown the ball to Christian Watson in the first half of the Detroit game, we win. Instead we get the “he hasn’t earned my trust yet” horseshit. After all the bullshit he talked about his teammates and coaches. Your girlfriend barely threw for 200 yards and lost a fumble inside his own 15 yard line. Does that sound like he was a difference maker to you? We won the games because of Christian Watson. We one the game because of Rudy Ford’s two INT’s. Especially the one in the end zone after Erin gave it to Dallas inside the 15 that kept points off the board. We won the game because Aaron Jones ran for 138 yards. We won the game because we ran it 60% of the time like LaFleur called it. Not because Rodgers turned the game into some vanity project making it all about him and throwing the ball 40 times. At this point in his career, 39 year old Aaron Rodgers is a 50 million dollar game manager. But you ladies pretend he’s the greatest and that win was all about him. And that Jordy Nelson had many more productive years left in him. If Aaron Rodgers sticks to the script and does what he’s told, we might have a chance. If he wants to show us how smart he is, we’ll be back to losing as soon as Thursday night. Which will it be?
“We one the game…”
Oh YOU did, did YOU? Are you sure you didn’t two the game? Maybe even a three? That’s great news because I didn’t think that you could afourd to lose.
So the Packers won because of everyone BUT Aaron Rodgers, including yourself? Lol, you’re such a clown.
I fore the game, alllmost all bye miself. I wiled the win all bye my own.
Tom M 1 hour ago
I’m not interested in talking about the Cowboy game. Let’s keep the focus on the Detroit game.
If i’m being honest, i made myself look as stupid as people think i am with the stupid things i said before the Cowboy game as PF4L pointed out. So, lets talk about the Lions.
Aaron Rodgers himself was in the doghouse for the turd he pinched off in Detroit the week before Cheese.
Revenge is by far the biggest motivation in all of sports. For instance, players need to prove they were the real talent and show that it wasn’t a coach or GM. What we saw today was an Aaron Rodgers willing to play within the framework of a scheme and willing to make a big effort to get revenge against his old coach. But it’s pretty clear, just like in 2018, that Rodgers has devalued LaFleur, just like he did with McCarthy. Rodgers is not going to be playing for revenge for most of the games this season.
LOL…Well….you sit there and be miserable, we’ll enjoy the win for a day or three.
I believe this game was the most times Rodgers has taken the snap under center this year? It may not make a lot of difference when Jones is the RB. I do believe Rodgers being under center and handing the ball to Dillion helps Dillion in his get off speed.
I like that The Packers finally gave Ford some time at safety. I have called for Ford to take safety snaps away from Savage after the Giants and Bills game. Ford has showed up consistently during the season when given play time at safety.
Probably because of his thumb? Although it is still bothering him. I have my issues with Rodgers. But I will say this, he does have guts playing through that injury. Cold weather may help numb it a bit too