Well. Are you still freaking out? It’d be ok if you were. Green Bay played very badly on Sunday. The highest rated quarterback in the history of football, and Green Bay’s annual best hope for a Super Bowl Championship, Aaron Rodgers, might have played the worst game of his professional career. Beyond that, the Packers lost to the Vikings in Minnesota for the first time since 2012.
Beyond that, bad things are starting to become a trend. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t really played all that well since the Packers entered the 2015 bye week 6-0. Not only that, but Green Bay is 6-8 (including playoffs) since that time. All the wrongs that were supposed to be righted by the return of Jordy Nelson have not been. Neither Nelson or Randall Cobb appear to be the players that they were in 2014.
Speaking of trends that have been broken, the Detroit Lions at home have long been the team that the Packers right the ship against, especially in games played in Wisconsin. Detroit won in Wisconsin for the first time in Theo Riddick’s lifetime last season and broke a “curse” that seemed to be unbreakable.
That’s not great news if you’re a Packer fan this weekend. Green Bay is a team that desperately needs to get it right on one specific side of the ball. Rodgers and the Packers offense need to come to the party, because the defense is clearly already here.