Sunday, October 18, 2009

End of 1st quarter: Packers 14 - Lions 0

The good news is the Packers are up 14-0 over the Lions at the end of the 1st quarter. The bad news is the Packers have had a plethora (look it up) of penalties: 6, to be exact. One wiping out an opening kickoff return by Jordy Nelson. A couple in a row on Chad Clifton, who is obviously knocking off the rust.

QB Aaron Rodgers is off to a good start, with 2 TD passes, one to WR James Jones and another to FB John Kuhn. Lots of completions. The flip side of that, of course, is the Packers are once again giving lip service to a running game. But I guess if Detroit is giving you what they are giving you in the passing game, why not?

Part of that passing gaming included WR Donald Driver becoming the all-time franchise leader in receptions.

There is a sloppiness on both offense and defense coming off a bye week which shouldn't be there. But as noted in the preview, nothing cures what ails you better than the Lions coming to town. That will go a long way to helping the Pack get out of their own way today.