Let it all out, Packer fans, this is a safe place.
Last week was a tough bid. I was hurt.
I avoided reading about it all week because I’m just going to act like it didn’t happen. So don’t ask me about the game last week. I have no idea what you’re talking about.
So let’s talk about something else rather than the things we can no longer control. No need to overreact.
The Packers are unbeaten in their last six trips to the state of Texas, including a victory in Super XLV and a win in Houston in 2012. Green Bay has actually never lost to the Texans in Houston.
I know I just said I didn’t want to talk about the past and whatever, but this video is an exception.
Texans QB Deshaun Watson is an exceptional player. There’s no denying or avoiding that fact. The dude is just fun to watch too, he’s got that confident demeanor.
Last week against the Titans, Watson racked up 335 yds, 4 TDs, and a 138.9 passer rating. While it wasn’t enough to pull off the win, you have to respect the fact that this man is doing all he can just to keep the Texans afloat competitively.
“Despite losing DeAndre Hopkins, Watson’s got numerous weapons around him. It’s taken a little while to get his chemistry right with Brandin Cooks, but there’s been an improvement over the past two weeks.”Jeremy Brener of SB Nation’s Battle Red Blog
After the firing of Houston’s head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien, it is anticipated that the play calling will see improvements as well.
As mentioned every week, here comes the part where I rattle off the IR that never seems to get any smaller.
It’s fine, it’s fine. Let’s not overreact.
“Just kind of felt my calf get tight during practice, really didn’t pay it much attention and then after and throughout the later parts of the day is when I started to feel it. I feel like I’m confident I can play, but I know our trainers and doctors have the players’ best interests in mind. I’m gonna do everything in my power to make sure I can get out on the field, but it’s up to the team doctors.”said Jones on Friday.
Ope. Ok still not going to overreact. It’s fine. We’re fine.
Worst case, if we have to play without Jones this week, I put all my faith into Jamaal Williams, because you know, it’s Jamaal. His energy could move mountains – and I think when put in that position, he will be able to make plays to pull through.
LaFleur told reporters rookie second-round pick AJ Dillon is “absolutely” ready to step in alongside fourth-year veteran Jamaal Williams in Green Bay’s backfield.
The most significant injury coming out of last week is left tackle David Bakhtiari (chest).
Bakhtiari went down on a third-quarter running play and exited the game with a chest injury. He walked off the field and eventually walked back to the locker room after consultation in the medical tent on the sideline.
He was replaced by Rick Wagner, and the first drive after the two-time Pro Bowler was taken out, Jason Pierre-Paul beat Wagner for a sack.
The 2020 season is the last season on Bakhtiari’s contract. He is also a four-time All Pro. The dude doesn’t miss.
But he is DEEPLY missed when he isn’t on that O-line.
The Packers removed six players from their injury report who are expected to be available: cornerback Jaire Alexander (hand/knee), linebackers Za’Darius Smith (ankle), Rashan Gary (ankle) and Krys Barnes (shoulder/calf), tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee) and receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (knee).
The Packers biggest task this game in Houston is to protect Rodgers. If they can focus on this, I can imagine this being another high-scoring game. I should be more specific. High-scoring game on OUR side of the scoreboard.
“The Texans defense has all kinds of issues, which means a big day for Aaron Rodgers. The Packers haven’t played well on defense either, but they will hold up enough in this one.”Pete Prisco of CBS Sports
Our defense lacks an identity. There’s no doubt. They tend to make me feeling hurt rather than anything else, but like the great Michael Scott once said,
If and when the defense decides to start being consistent and making those big time plays that we know and love, it’ll be a beautiful sight.
While I’m an advocate for Watson, it’ll be impossible for him to pull of a win by himself against a team like ours. Defenses aside, Rodgers has more weapons to come out on top.
Did that sound biased? Good. Because it was. And I’m usually not wrong. (Don’t even think about bringing up last week and what I might’ve said because I’ll still have no idea what you’re talking about).
Houston, (there will be) no problems here by this time next week. See you then.
Packers are going to go ape and make up for what might’ve happened last week. 34-21 Pack.
Let’s get that dub. Cheers.
Cheers x2 to a special Packer fan, Jon Meyer from Philly, a.k.a. J Money. You double-fisting Coors Light last week didn’t go unnoticed. Thanks for joining the movement.
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