Packers Headlines & Jclombardi's Commentary
Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North featured writer jcombardi highlights Packers headlines on the day after the Packers lost to the Giants.
Jennings to return, Matthews iffy, Wilson hurt: Coach McCarthy expects to have wide receiver Jennings in this coming week. The Packers suffered four injuries in their 38-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night: DE Wilson suffered a knee injury; safety M.D Jennings sustained a rib injury; special teamer Jamari Lattimore suffered a calf injury, and special teamer Johnny White left with a concussion.
Greg Jennings expected back for Minnesota next Sunday: Packers will host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field next Sunday and wide receiver Jennings will be back.
Around the locker room: Rodgers, Raji, Burnett, Sitton on loss to Giants: What Packers said the locker room following Green Bay's 38-10 loss to the New York Giants Sunday night:
Notebook: Offensive line struggles against Giants' pass rush: Packers receivers were looking back and seeing the quarterback on the ground too often for the Packers in Sunday night's 38-10 loss to the New York Giants. The entire line suffered individual lapses.
Loss To Giants Should Prove Eye-Opening: It wasn't even close. The Packers' opportunity to gain a small dose of revenge against the New York Giants for the playoff game last season turned into another perplexing loss for Green Bay. Five things we learned from the Packers' 38-10 defeat in New York: The Packers' five-game winning streak heading into Sunday night quickly became an afterthought when the Giants started to manhandle Green Bay in nearly every facet of the game.
Rodgers, Packers Thrown On Their Backs: This is not a report card that Packers' players will want to post on their refrigerators as an example of work well done. No, this is the type that gets hidden in backpacks for as long as possible with the hope that, if enough time passes, it can just be forgotten about.
Mike Vandermause column: Loss 'hurt real bad,' but there's still hope: The sooner the Green Bay Packers forget about their disastrous 38-10 loss to the New York Giants, the better.
One Giant mess: Packers thrashed in all phases: The New York Giants again had too much pass rush and too much run game for the Green Bay Packers.
Rants and raves: Crosby's 55-yard try wasn't worth the risk: With kicker Crosby making only 20 % of field goals from 50 yards and beyond, why does Coach Mike McCarthy insist on trotting him out for low-percentage, long field goals?
Letdown leaves plenty to be desired: It was flawed game plans against the Cover-2 shell, a stagnant run game, turnovers, porous offensive line overpowered by the Giants' defensive line lead to defeat.
Final summary: Giants 38, Packers 10: Giants QB Manning threw for 249 yards with three touchdowns as the New York Giants pummeled the Green Bay Packers 38-10 to snap their five-game winning streak on Sunday night.
COMMENTARY: By the second offensive series in the first quarter, the flawed game plan executed in another Packers inept and flat performance produced the embarrassing loss with the final score simply an inevitable foregone conclusion. We turned it off knowing the Packers have to deal with their game preparation shortcomings, flawed game planning, and better coaching management to win the coming division games and to make a deep run in the playoffs. We end with the hope that the late Coach Lombardi would vocally tell the players, "We will meet again."