Dean from Leavenworth, N.B
Thank you, Packers, and thank you Insiders.
Margo is from Tallahassee, Florida
I don’t know if you work Thanksgiving, but if so, good morning and Happy Thanksgiving! The same goes for everyone who makes Insider Inbox a must-read every day.
We’re here, Margot, and the same for you and your family. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I can’t wait to work out a little and eat a lot.
Since this is the time to be thankful, I am grateful for many things when it comes to the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Jones continues to exemplify what it means to be a Packer in the way he works on and off the field. This makes me proud to encourage the bunch. I am grateful for Christian Watson and the bright future he holds. I’m grateful to see these final chapters of Aaron Rodgers knowing that these players don’t come around often. What are you thankful for when it comes to the pound sterling?
Expectations and participation. The disappointment many of us felt this season is directly related to the winning culture I have grown up in Green Bay my entire life. Like pressure, expectations are a luxury. There are many fan bases who have been denied a win for years or even decades. For that reason, I am grateful for each and every one of you who makes Inbox Inbox a part of your daily routine – win, lose, tie or off season.
Rob is from Circle Pines, Minnesota
The last three games the offense hasn’t been good except maybe against the Cowboys. In all three cases, there were several instances where receivers created the breakaway and Aaron Rodgers completely missed the throw (last third of the game). Could the pressure on Rodgers’ thumb become severe enough in the latter part of the game to affect his throwing accuracy?
An interesting hypothesis. Statistically, I dug into the numbers on Wednesday and didn’t find much of a difference. In the six games since the loss to the Giants, Rodgers has completed 54 of 84 passes (64.3%) for 552 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in the first half (89.0 passer rating). In the second half, Rodgers completed 75-of-124 attempts (60.5%) for 833 yards with seven touchdowns and two INTs (92.6 passer rating). Completion percentage dropped a few points but nothing painful. The only split I found in Pro Football Reference that I feel is more telling is Rodgers’ stats when starting pass plays under position: 40 of 62 for 501 yards, seven TDs and one INT (120.4 passing rating). The thumb obviously changed the course of the season, but Rodgers isn’t going to use it as an excuse. I keep wondering how far the Packers had to shift their offensive focus.
Wes, I hope this question finds you well and well into the Thanksgiving weekend. I am especially grateful for the duo and the insight they bring during this difficult year of football. If I’m not mistaken, I think Mike is quite recent WYMM displayed the reason for lost packets Instead of the good things that happened first at a loss. It seems that this is the challenge we have to write in itself. What has been your biggest challenge as a Packers starter this season? The happiest thank you and you!
Just understand everything. This has been one of the most confusing seasons I’ve covered in terms of understanding why balls bounce the way they did. In 2013 and 2017, Rodgers was injured, and seasons have been the same. Rodgers was also playing with a broken leg in 2018 but the team wasn’t very good, and I feel like the recent record reflects that accurately. I went into this season thinking the Packers players had everything they needed to contend for the championship, but the past eleven games have shown how hard it is to consistently win this league. Like I always say, it’s a momentum game and the Lakers haven’t had enough of it this season.
Very fast on the inside What have you missed In the game of titans. The defender was moving before the strike. This is very fast, isn’t it?
Spoff’s WYMM reinforced what I thought came out of the game: Tennessee does what it does well, on both sides of the ball. The Titans defense takes some chances with how hard they break their linebackers but there is so much talent on the front seven that someone usually wins a game for them and makes the play.
George is from North Mankato, Minnesota
Happy Thanksgiving, Wes. Hope you spend some quality time with family and friends. Just wanted to point out that you were (unfortunately) spot on with your rating of the three hardest games of the year before the games. That was definitely a tough road trip.
she was. We knew from the start that the 2022 schedule was going to be a grind. What I didn’t consider is how strong the teams are in this schedule, especially the NFC East and AFC East. Through 11 weeks, the Packers’ 0.589 schedule power was second-hardest in the NFL behind only Detroit (0.612). Now, that’s no excuse. You’ll still have to beat the team in front of you, but it’s a grueling journey to have such a challenge without saying goodbye. If this campaign has taught me anything, it’s that I’d rather have an early bye than a late NFL game today. I don’t fear the Week 6 or 7 break as much as I once feared the Week 4 opening date during the 16-game regular season. By the time the Packers return to Lambeau Field for Monday Night Football next month, they will have already traveled to nearly twice as many home games as they have.
Wait, the Eagles have one player total on their injury report this week? How is this even possible so late in the season? Also, there seems to be an illness running through the locker room, I hope it’s nothing serious.
The Eagles injury report surprised me. I know they have seven guys on IR, including Dallas Goedert and Derek Barnett, but how is that possible in Week 12?