Sunday, November 05, 2006

When at the 1-Yard Line, Run! Packers Lose 24-10

The Packers' fourth turnover of the game, with about 4 minutes left, and the one which sealed their fate in today's game -- after a blown coverage giving up a 43-yard TD pass to put the Bills up 17-10 -- was a tipped pass in the endzone and about a 75-yard return...soon to be followed by the Bills final TD. The Packers had been running over the Bills defense to take the ball to the 1. And, as is still a mystery, the call was a slant pass instead of a run. Tip, interception, return, touchdown. Game, set, match.

Somebody, tell me, please: when you are running the ball down their throat, and you're first and goal at the 1-yard line, why do you then pass? So it's called the West Coast offense. Can't it be the North-South offense at the 1? Run the *&%@ ball!!!

The Packers dominated this game, although you'd never know it. Four turnovers will kill you. And they did. The Bills didn't win this game as much as the Packers lost it. Just like three out of the four earlier losses this year.


The Packers are now 0-5 playing in Buffalo. And with a realistic opportunity to get to .500 on the season, they instead fall to 3-5 going into the Hump Dome next weekend where things are never good.

Sadly, this game from the start had that kind of weird feeling you get that let's you know it's not going to be a good day. It wasn't.

The only thing that makes the day somewhat bearable -- pun intended -- is that Da Bearz lost to Miami at home. Say it with me: "Overrated!!!"