The Green Bay Packers scrapped it out with the Washington Football Team and came away with a 24-10 victory. For some reason, it reminded me of last season’s team.
If you recall, the Packers offense wasn’t really in sync to begin last season. They felt just a bit off. Eventually, they did hit their stride and boasted the best offense in the NFL. During those early season struggles, it was the defense that carried Green Bay.
We knew coming into Sunday’s game, Aaron Rodgers would be under siege by Washington’s stout defensive front. With all the injuries on the Packers defense, you hoped their defensive front would be able to get to Taylor Heinicke enough, to disrupt their offensive gameplan. They did.
De’Vondre Campbell, Rashan Gary, Kingsley Keke, and Dean Lowry combined for: 31 tackles, 4 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. (Gary would’ve had more than 2 sacks had Washington not held him, but I digress.) The pressure was getting home, which made the coverage on the back end better, and created turnovers which the offense cashed in on. Very much the formula the Packers won with last season.
Green Bay continues to be adaptable, despite all the injury issues. That makes this even more exciting. The squad is not fully healthy and they continue to win, in a variety of ways.
It’ll be a tough hill to climb in Week 8. An extremely short week and a Thursday night battle against the (still) undefeated Arizona Cardinals, awaits.