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Cheese Curds, 11/25: Packers left searching for answers after another bad California trip

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Another embarrassing road loss leaves the team grasping at straws.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Thank goodness the trips to the West Coast are over for the Green Bay Packers. At least in the regular season.

With a chance to stake their claim to the top spot in the NFC, the Packers looked just as listless and uninspired on Sunday night as they did a few weeks ago. The San Francisco 49ers dismantled the Packers’ offense much in the same way that the Los Angeles Chargers did in week nine — with a relentless four-man pass rush and suffocating coverage.

The Packers’ first two plays actually made it seem that the offense would get off to a decent start, with a run for four yards by Aaron Jones and a screen to Davante Adams going for 14. But after that, the wheels fell off quickly, with an Aaron Rodgers fumble giving the 49ers the ball at the two and spotting them an immediate 7-0 lead.

With questions running wild once again, the Packers will need a rebound performance. Thankfully, their next two games come against the two worst teams in the NFC. But with two performances like this under their belts, it can no longer be dismissed as just an aberration.

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The good thing is that this Packers team bounced back from each of their two previous losses with big wins against playoff contenders. Next week, they will get a 2-9 Giants team with a rookie quarterback under center. The only thing that would make that a more ideal matchup would be if it were at home.

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San Francisco's defense did everything it could to prevent Aaron Jones from taking over the game. Matt LaFleur just didn't have any adjustments in the game plan -- or if he did, they just didn't work.

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The lack of urgency on offense is perhaps the most puzzling thing about this team. Where is the up-tempo offense? Where are the quick passes to get the quarterback in rhythm?

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The Packers have reason for concern after their lopsided loss to the 49ers. But Matt Schneidman sees reasons for hope in the Packers' schedule, Rodgers' innate ability (even if he didn't show it last night) and Za'Darius Smith's continued excellent season.

Dwayne Haskins misses final snap to celebrate win - NFL.com
This seems like something that should probably take place after the final whistle, no?

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Who knew that high-sodium foods could be so dangerous?