Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pack beats Bills 31-21

First of all, the game was not anywhere as close as the final score might seem to indicate. The Packers starters and primary backups clearly dominated when they were in the game.

Even the Pack's back up defensive players didn't allow any points to the Bills until near the end of the 3rd quarter. And then from there, they gave up 3 TDs total. A bit sloppy, but again, these are guys that are down on the depth chart.

It took a while in the second half before the Pack started to generate any offense. QB Brian Brohm continued to be ineffective and was relieved along the way by the main backup QB, Matt Flynn. However, in the 4th quarter, Flynn was injured when he was blindsided on a throw, having his arm hit going forward as he was just about to release the ball. He was also driven down to the ground on the play. He was shown on the sidelines with his right shoulder wrapped in ice. Keep your fingers crossed that it is nothing serious. The Packers definitely do not need to lose Flynn at this time. Brohm then returned to the game and eventually engineered a nice drive, which was finished off on a 3-yard TD run by rookie free agent RB Tyrell Sutton, who continues to impress.

Another injury of the second half looked more serious. It appeared that rookie free agent TE Devin Frischknecht suffered a serious leg injury. An inflatable leg thingie (yes, that's the official medical term for it) was placed on his leg and he was carted off the field. He was a long shot to make the team, but you hate to see a young man's career postponed or ended before it even really begins.

So, the bottom line: lookin' good. Very good.