Friday, November 23, 2007

Green Bay 37, Detroit 26

It was a costly victory indeed as guys were dropping like Americans at Operation Market-Garden (thanks Monty). It wasn't always pretty, but the results were another Packer victory.

The Good:
- Brett. 20 in a row! He seemed to be toying with the over matched Lions defense at times.
- O-Line. Favre didn't get touched. Grant rushed for 5.7 ypg (over 100 total). They were a big reason GB rolled up nearly 500 yards of total offense.
- Kampman. Just a beast.
- Special Teams. Chuck should have taken a punt to the house if not for a Jarrett Bush blocking gaff. Crosby was perfect. Ryan was effective. The only knock was a long KR by Detroit.
- Pass Defense. Kitna came in completing 62% of his passes...4th in the NFL. He only hit on 19-40 yesterday dispite the fact that Chuck left in the first quarter and GB had to play Frank Walker, Trammon Williams, Chuck Peprah, and Jarrett Bush the final 3 quarters. They performed adequately....against some pretty good WRs. Yeah, Detroit made a comeback against these guys, but it was in desperation with GB playing a modified prevent.

The Bad:
- Injuries. Chuck and KGB are unknown this week. Jolly is out. Tauscher, Driver and Rouse should be fine.
- The 1st Quarter. Ugly.
- The Run Defense. Detroit was able to run the ball much better than I predicted.
- Missed tackles. A number of guys seemed to miss tackles they usually don't miss.

Final Word:
I'm giddy for next Thurdays tilt. 10-1 vs 10-1. What more can you ask for. Breakdowns and injury updates to follow all week.

2 comments:

matt said...

We can thank our old pal Alex Lewis for Woodson's toe injury...I think he hurt it on that punt return.

AP said...

What's the over under for yards & TD's that Witten has VS. us next week??