Hello everybody, I’m going to start off this blog where I’ll give you my thoughts and analysis of a notable football game I’ve recently seen. With that said, let’s talk about the Green Bay Ppackers preseason opener in New England. Seeing how these two teams boast 12-4 it’s safe to assume both teams would trade game changing blows. Especially considering the fact that Green Bay defeated New England 26-21 last season, however that game was at Lambeau Field, not Foxboro.
If the first preseason game teaches us anything, it certainly teaches us that one must finish off a drive with a touchdown. Especially when said team makes its way into the redzone, which the Packers have struggled with recently. Thursday’s game was no exception, despite Green Bay’s 22-11 victory, the red zone offense wasn’t very good. Even with the starters on the field, league MVP Aaron Rodgers finished 11-17, 117 yards, no TDs or Ints wasn’t too shabby.
Tom Brady on the other hand looked very rusty, and possibly a bit distracted from his off the field problems. The Super Bowl champ went 1-4, 10 yards and was used sparsely, obviously to give backup QB Jimmy Garappolo a chance to show he can play. Jimmy G took quite a beating while the Packers backups shined brightly. All told the Packers’ backup QBs combined for almost 200 yards and a pair of touchdown passes.
In short, what started off as a competitive game became a decisive 11 point win for Green Bay that showed exemplary play from backup QBs Scott Tolzien and Brett Hundley. Garappolo struggled mightily, so while it seems the Packers have answers for their offense, the Patriots definitely are in need of some answers for themselves. If Brady’s suspension is to be upheld that is.