Takes From Packers’ Win Over Texans & Remaining Tasks
We’re not getting too excited about the Green Bay Packers’ win over the Houston Texans. The way we see it, the Packers went out and beat another mediocre team, which is exactly what they needed to do and should do.
Sure, we’ll take the win, but there may be more troubling issues from this game than positives. Chief among those is the slow down of the Packers’ offense. The Packers weren’t good on third down and their game plan was once again questionable.
The questionable nature of that game plan centers on the running game, but at least the Packers got one thing right there. They finally benched James Starks and gave an indication they are ready to roll with Christine Michael and Ty Montgomery.
In this game, Jordy Nelson was the difference — just a week after we anointed Davante Adams as the Packers’ No. 1 receiver. We’re not backing away from that statement and we’ll tell you why.
We’ll also look at the difference makers on defense, including Morgan Burnett and Jake Ryan.
The big picture here goes far beyond the Houston game, though. The Seattle Seahawks are on the horizon and that game may make or break the season. The Detroit Lions don’t look like they’re going to perform their annual choke job, which makes Seattle THE game.
Finally, we’re going to have a quick discussion about Randall Cobb, who isn’t living up to his contract. Not only has his production slipped, but it appears the Packers are now trying to get anything they can out of Cobb, who was once viewed as an indispensable player.
The problem for the Packers is they’re hamstrung by Cobb’s contract and Jordy Nelson isn’t helping matters. It will be interesting to see how these things play out long term.
All that and so much more!