Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North columnist jclombardi presents Packers "great, good, bad & ugly" awards.
1. Rookie RB Lacy—22 carries for 150 yards & touchdown.
2. OLB Lattimore—blocked punt & recovered onside kick.
1. RB Starks—6 carries for 40 yards & touchdown.
2. WR Nelson—4 catches for 67 yards.
3. DL Raji—solid game with 3 tackles.
4. Punter Masthay--six punts averaging 37.8 yards with 4 inside the twenty.
1. HC McCarthy—outcoached & outplayed in the trenches losing to the Bears at Lambeau field. Further, the failure to have a proper backup quarterback is even more damning. Hoping & wishing gets nowhere in life.
2. RT Barclay—ongoing weaknesses led to the scenario of the big QB Rodgers sack. The entire offensive line gave up five sacks to a bad Chicago defense, including 3 by Bears DE McCellin.
3. Packers secondary—CBs Williams & House allowed big touchdowns. The entire secondary got outplayed against the Bears.
4. Packers QB Wallace—simply failed to move the Packers in big series completing 11 passes for only 114 yards, interception and no touchdowns.
1. QB Rodgers’ injury--initial medical tests indicate small fracture in his collarbone and he may miss about three weeks or more according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Rodgers sustained the injury after landing on his left shoulder after he got sacked by Bears defensive end Shea McClellin (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2013). Yet, ESPN reporter Ed Werder indicated Rodgers could miss the rest of this season adding Packers sources say, "It doesn't look good” (@Edwerderespn) November 5, 2013). Rumors are flying including one that the Packers have contacted legendary QB Favre.
COMMENTARY: We are not surprised at this prime time disgusting and embarrassing loss to the lowly Chicago Bears. In recent years against physical teams, HC McCarthy's team gets outplayed, outmuscled, and outcoached. Further, eventually, all pro teams run out of luck playing with the dices in sports. The ongoing big injuries eventually caught up with the Packers along with the failure to adequately protect QB Rodgers with proper personnel at the tackles positions. The Packers cannot win games without a proper pass rush on its defense sorely lacking quality OLBs Perry and all-pro Matthews.