Sunday, November 02, 2008

Final: Packers 16 - Titans 19

The Packers failed to stop the Titans after they won the overtime coin toss. As so often happens in the NFL's version of sudden death, the team that wins the coin toss wins the game. The Packers' "D", which had played so well for the game, failed to make the crucial stops with the game on the line. The Titans won on a 41-yard field goal.

It was a great game, but one the Packers could have and should have won. But they didn't. They just weren't as sharp overall as one would expect coming off a bye with plenty of time to prepare. But give credit where credit is due. The Titans are a physical team. And while not flashy, they are now 8-0. 'Nuff said.

The Pack now goes to 4-4 on the season, and find themselves a game behind Da Bearz in the Division after Chicago beat the hapless Lions, and are now tied with the ViQueens for second place after Minnesota beat the Texans.

Analysis will follow in the days ahead.

It's disappointing to have a loss...particularly where a win was definitely possible. But if there is such a thing as a moral victory, and while the Packers will have regrets about letting it slip away at the end, they can also learn a lot about themselves from a game such as this. They should be able to take a real bad attitude -- and, of course, I mean bad as in good -- into the Humpdome next week against the ViQueens.