By Nick Freimuth
The Green Bay Packers seem to have this same problem every year. INJURIES! Soft tissue injuries are again the issue for the Green Bay Packers. Both starting tackles and the top back up did not suit up Sunday night. Then Mike Daniels, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davon House all left with injuries. Quad and hamstring issues were popping up on both side of the football and certainly played a role in the 34-23 loss to the Falcons.
Trailing 24-7 at halftime the Packers were blown out of last night’s contest. Aaron Rodgers was routinely taking big hits and having to release the ball much quicker than normal. The lack of experience on the O-line certainly hindered Green Bay’s ability to look down field. Instead it was the night of the check down for Rodgers. He finished 22/50 passing for 343 yards, two touchdowns, an interception and a costly fumble to open the second half. The Packers quarterback did become the fastest player in the history of the NFL to throw 300 touchdowns. He did it in just 144 games, 13 games faster than both Dan Marino and Peyton Manning.
The ground game was again inefficient. Ty Montgomery carried the ball 10 times for just 35 yards. He did however snare six catches for 75 yards and finished with two total touchdowns. Davante Adams was the top target of the night with eight receptions for 99 yards and one touchdown. Randall Cobb added six catches for 60 yards before leaving with an injury.
Green Bay fell to (1-1) on the season and will next host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at 3:25 PM.