Monday, October 05, 2009

Final: Packers 23 - ViQueens 30

Despite throwing for a career high in passing yardage tonight (384 yards), Aaron Rodgers was unable to overcome yet again a sieve-like offensive line; he was sacked 8 times, including once in the second half for a safety. And the Packers were unable to prevent Favre's revenge game on Ted Thompson. Favre is now the only QB in NFL history to beat every team in the league. Oh, and this soon-to-be 40-year-old quarterback was not sacked once tonight. The Packers defense did, however, hold Adrian Peterson to just 55 yards rushing and one TD.

The Pack went down 30-14 in the half, but made a game of it right down to the end scoring a TD (missed 2-point conversion) and field goal. An onside kick recovered by the 'Queens put an end to the comeback and made the final score 'Queens 30 - Packers 23.

Daryn Colledge, starting at left tackle for the injured Chad Clifton, was himself injured in the second half, resulting in rookie T. J. Lang having to line up across from Jared Allen for a good chunk of the 4th quarter. Yikes. No word on Colledge's injury. Clifton should be back in the starting role after the upcoming bye week.

The Pack has many things to be proud of in this game, including that they never gave up. But also many things to continue to work on. Many things. The Pack helped the 'Queens tonight with penalties and turnovers and missed opportunities. The game will be different come Nov. 1 in Green Bay. That's when we even things up.