The Packers’ winning streak wasn’t going to last forever, but it’s disappointing to see it end the way it did on Monday night.
Not only did the Packers lose to the Giants, a team they were heavily favored to beat, but they did it by taking a step back in just about every area. Jordan Love returned to earth. The receiving corps failed to make plays downfield. The defense, recently responsible for shutting down Justin Herbert, Jared Goff, and Patrick Mahomes, found itself hapless before the Italian might of Tommy DeVito.
There may be a temptation to dismiss this loss as a “burn the tape” game, but I think that’s a mistake. Even if it was a one-off, even if it doesn’t necessarily show systemic issues, the Packers need to do everything they can to make sure this doesn’t become a trend. The previous five weeks showed a lot of improvement. Correcting regression as soon as it crops up is the best way to keep that train of improvement rolling.
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Blaming the coaches is an easy response in a loss, but the Packers’ decision-makers came up empty in key situations.
The Packers failed to get to DeVito, who takes sacks like it’s a side gig, even once during their Monday Night Football loss.
The biggest challenge in this piece was probably narrowing the list to three.
It’s nice to see Heath, one of the stars of training camp, rounding into form over the course of the season.
If you can learn from losses, the Packers are probably well on their way to a master’s degree.
New fear unlocked.