Immediate evaluation from Packers loss to Payments

Immediate evaluation from Packers loss to Payments

Immediate evaluation from Packers loss to Payments
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By Mark Eckel

That is the form of night time it was for the Inexperienced Bay Packers in Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Payments.

Offensively, Aaron Rodgers made considered one of his higher performs of the night time and located tight finish Robert Tonyan for a landing on the primary drive of the second half. It was known as again for offensive interference on the tight finish.

Defensively, the Packers held the Payments to a three-and-out on the primary possession of the sport. Buffalo scored on its subsequent 5 possessions. And would punt only one extra time your complete night time.

On particular groups, Keisean Nixon introduced the second-half kickoff again 49 yards, which might have been the group’s longest kickoff return since 2015. Besides it was known as again for a maintain.

Yeah, it was that form of night time because the Packers misplaced for the fourth straight time to drop to 3-5 on the season. The four-game shedding streak is the longest since 2016. The three-5 begin to the season is the worst begin since 2006, Mike McCarthy’s rookie yr, when the group additionally began 3-5 and misplaced to Buffalo in week eight.

Listed below are the remainder of the highlights and lowlights from the Packers seventh loss in seven video games in Buffalo.

Offensive Hero: Aaron Jones did all he might Sunday night time. Jones ran for 143 yards on 20 carries and likewise caught 4 passes.

Offensive Zero: Pressed into motion due to damage for the second straight week, rookie Zach Tom didn’t fare as properly at left guard as he did every week in the past at left sort out.

Defensive Hero: The protection performed significantly better within the second half than it did within the first when it allowed 24 factors. Rasul Douglas was the epitome of that. Douglas struggled at occasions within the first half, however performed properly within the second and obtained his first interception of the season. He was additionally credited with six tackles, a cross defensed and a sack.

Defensive Zero: Rookie linebacker Quay Walker was hit with a 15-yard penalty and ejected from the sport when he pushed a practice-squad participant alongside the Payments sideline. Rookies make errors, however that was simply silly. And when De’Vondre Campbell obtained harm later it left the group with out both beginning linebacker.

Play of the Sport: Romeo Doubs’ turn-around 19-yard landing catch within the second quarter was simply one of the best play of the night time for the Packers.

Turning Level: The Packers moved the ball into Payments territory on their first possession. However a sack on 2nd-and-8 made it Third-and-15. A achieve of 12 obtained it to 4th-and-3 from the 38. The Packers went for it and Rodgers threw incomplete. The Payments took over from there.

This and That: The Packers have been known as for eight penalties Sunday night time and have been known as for 47 via eight video games. They have been known as for 69 penalties all of final season. … Rookie large receiver Samori Toure caught his first landing cross within the fourth quarter. Was this the man who ought to get extra snaps? … Jaire Alexander had his second interception of the season. … Rookie cross rusher Kingsley Enagbare confirmed some good rushes once more and was credited with two tackles for a loss.

Accidents: Christian Watson’s rookie yr continues to be a nightmare. Again in motion for the primary time in three weeks the large receiver left with a concussion within the first quarter. … Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell left within the second quarter with a knee damage. …Tight finish Josiah Deguara limped off early within the second half.

Inactives: Offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins, who was restricted in observe all week, was inactive. Broad receiver Allen Lazard (shoulder) and cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles (hamstring) have been dominated out Friday. Wholesome inactives included offensive lineman Luke Tenuta, rookie defensive lineman Jon Ford and linebacker Jon Garvin.

Up Subsequent: Earlier than the Packers make their third straight highway journey, this one to Detroit, comes Tuesday commerce deadline. There are a number of rumors. Let’s see what occurs. So far as the Lions (1-6), the Packers had received 5 straight within the sequence till shedding the ultimate sport of the 2021 common season by which they rested a number of starters.