It is week 8 of the NFL season and the Packers are still struggling and trying to figure out ways to win.
It’s hard to win in the NFL.
It is even harder to win when your team keeps making the same mistakes week after week.
Between the slow starts on offense, the defense not getting off the field on third down or just penalties in general the Packers are a team that are lost.
A couple weeks ago I wrote an article on whether or not to press the panic button on the Packers.
Right now, I am pressing the panic button on the Packers.
The same Packers that after week one, looked like they had all the potential in the world.
After getting off to a hot start this season, Jordan Love has cooled off.
It was the same story for Love this week.
A slow start for the Packers offense which led to zero points through the first 28 minutes of the first half.
Luckily the Packers were able to get a field goal at the end of the half.
In the second half Love threw his 8th interception of the season.
It was the 5th straight game with an interception for Love.
During this season Love has had multiple chances to ether win games or tie up games.
While Love did that in week 3 of the season, Love has struggled when he has had a chance to win or tie games.
Passing game struggles
The passing game has also had its problem this season with dropped passes and receivers struggling to get open.
While Love is pretty good with short and medium passes, any pass beyond 10 yards is something he is struggling with.
Inconstant Running Game
The running game is very inconsistent.
While it might be because Aaron Jones isn’t 100 percent, the Packers need to get the running game going to help Love and the struggling offense.
The Packers have yet to have a running back go over 100 yards this season.
Offensive Line Problems
Some of the problems on the running game goes back to the Offensive line play.
The offensive line has struggled since David Bakhtiari left the lineup.
It has been a nightmare trying to replace him.
Through 7 games the Love has allowed 14 sacks.
The Packer must find an answer to replace Bakhtiari this season.
If they don’t this is going to be a long season for the Packers.
It might even last longer if Bakhtiari isn’t fully healthy next season as well.
Meanwhile on defense is inconsistent as well.
While they have all the talent to be a top ranked defense, the inability to get off the field on third down and giving up big plays have Packer fans going crazy.
Most of the time they are the ones outperforming the offense as they’ve given the offense opportunities in winnable games.
But to win games the Packers defense needs to be nearly perfect to help a struggling Packers offense.
The Packers have gone a full month without winning a game and there are problems all over the team.
It seems like it’s been forever since the Packers won a game and fan are growing impatient and now frustrated with the team.
If the Packers can eliminate at least one of the problems, the team can perhaps get one win.——————