Sunday, December 29, 2013

Packers Win NFC North! Beat Bears 33-28

After QB Aaron Rodgers threw two first quarter interceptions, and later when the Bears scored touchdowns on three straight third quarter possessions, it didn't feel like it was the Packers game to win. But a late stop by the defense, and two late touchdowns brought them the Packers a win and the NFC North title.
As for Rodgers, it wasn't his best game but he got better as it went on. The Bears pass defense is still solid and he did a great job of using his feet to buy time late in the game. And his accuracy on the run was as outstanding as ever. I would never expect QB Matt Flynn to have made either of the two touchdown throws that Rodgers made while on the move.

WR Randall Cobb. I didn't expect him to play, he was just activated from I.R. a couple days ago, and he catches two touchdown passes. It wasn't all because of him, Rodgers escaped pressure on both receptions in order to buy some time for Cobb to get open, but his impact was felt immediately.

WR Jarrett Boykin's touchdown fumble recover. A big assist from the Bears defense for standing around on the play after Rodgers was stripped of the ball. Wow.

The Packers defense. It wasn't very good, RB Matt Forte ran wild, but they did a better job than I expected against Marshall and Jeffery (who both played well in their own right). The defense made some stops and gave Rodgers one more chance to win it.

Bring on the playoffs! Next week at Lambeau.

1 comment:

Jack Niemuth said...

Let's do it