After re-watching the game, I can only come to one conclusion; the Pack just is not that good.
Detroit was playing with a backup RT I believe and he gave up a strip sack to Julius Peppers inside the 15 yard line.
Stafford threw a terrible ball that that Clinton-Dix turned into the first INT by a Safety in 2 seasons.
The Lions' rookie kicker missed an easy FG (after a brain-dead TO by MM) just before the half.
We won the TO battle 3-1.
The Lions lost their starting middle linebacker (to an idiotic celebration leap), the Safety who returned Lacy's fumble for a TD, and were on their 6th CB (yes, they lost 3 CBs going into this game) as their nickle back.
Detroit had more penalties (and penalty yardage) than did GB.
Yet, despite the best performance by a Packer D in some time, the score was 19-7 and the game did not feel that close.
Detroit had 21 first downs to GBs 14 and outgained the Pack 353-223.
Detroit's OL, RBs, WRs, and DL were all clearly superior today. Jim Caldwell did not pull a "Schwartz" and bail us out.
I also don't think Rodgers is capable of carrying this group of players on his shoulders. He seems annoyed by the youth/turnover (Linsley, Adams, Rogers, etc.). I just don't seen any explosiveness or creativity on offense anymore.
I confess I drank the cool aid being offered by MM (best he's ever felt about a team) and all the uncritical GB press about how talented this roster was. I was wrong.
I bet i was not the only one who did not see this team clearly.
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