Boat raced. Decimated. Choose whatever summary you wish to summarize Green Bay’s blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Despite just how you repaint it, the result coincides: In their to the Saints, the Packers looked much from the team that has reached the NFC Championship Game in each of the last 2 seasons. Green Bay transformed the ball over three times, was outgained 322-229, and ended up just 1-for-10 on 3rd down. had one of the worst outings of his job, finishing with a puny 133 passing backyards, 2 interceptions and also a 36.8 passer ranking.
The ranking was his least expensive since Week 15 of 2014, while his passing yards total was his worst considering that Week 8 of 2015, per NFL Study. His 53.5 conclusion portion was his least expensive given that Week 15 of 2014. And also to cover all of it off, Rodgers has never shed a video game by this wide of a margin: 35 factors.
“This is a good start the you-know-where to ideally get us going in the appropriate direction,” Rodgers claimed.
New Orleans, meanwhile, enjoyed terrific offending success, as new starter tossed for five touchdown passes, and posted a per-carry average over four backyards. The Saints converted half of their third-down efforts as well as just punted twice all afternoon.
“I don’t also understand exactly how several stops we had on their violation the whole day,” Packers instructor Matt LaFleur said. “It was simply a well-rounded inadequate efficiency. That starts with myself. Obviously really did not obtain these guys prepared to play.”
Eco-friendly Bay’s no-show in Week 1 could rattle individuals that see the Packers as a reputable NFC competitor. However it may simply be an instance of the Saints preparing and also playing much better– much much better– than their opponent.
“They defeat us. They played way better than us,” Rodgers claimed. “We played poor. I played negative. Uncharacteristic of exactly how we have actually exercised in training camp, obviously exactly how I have actually played over the years. This is with any luck an outlier moving forward. We’ll discover next week.”
Consider: Last period, the Tampa fl Bay Buccaneers endured a humiliating loss to the Saints on Sunday Evening Football by the precise same last score of 38-3. They took place to win the Super Bowl.
In the meantime, however, the Packers have just this result. It will certainly sting, yet they’ll adhere to the 24-hour regulation before carrying on to obtain ready to encounter their Week 2 opponent, the 0-1 Detroit Lions. Just about one NFC North group lost Sunday, with the Bears’ outcome still pending on Sunday night. It’s not as if the Packers simply dug themselves a substantial opening.
It’ll be much from a Success Monday for the Packers, that may see Sunday’s blowout loss as a positive in hindsight a couple of months from now. That can just become a reality if they use the lessons learned. One point is basically assured: LaFleur will make a more powerful initiative to appropriately prepare his team.
As Rodgers stated, we’ll see next week whether it settles.