The Packers offense seem to be back on track except for one thing.

That one thing was scoring in the redzone, and that cost the Packers the game.

In their 23-19 loss to the Steelers, the Packers had 5 possessions in the redzone.

Out of the 5 possessions only one ended in a touchdown.

That happened on the first possession for the Packers with a touchdown to Romeo Doubs.

That tied the game 7-7.

Packers Offense comes out hot in the 2nd Half

Coming into the second half the Packers made trips to the red zone on their first two drives.

Both ended in field goals.

While the Packers took the lead on the second possession in the red zone, a touchdown would’ve put them up 23-17.

Fourth Quarter Opportunities

In the fourth quarter the Packers had another 2 possessions in the red zone.

The third possession in the red zone ended in an interception.

With the Packers driving for possibly the game winning score, Jordan Love threw a costly interception to Keanu Neal as he tried to hit Christian Watson in the end zone.

The fourth and final possession in the red zone ended in a desperation throw and an interception with 3 seconds left in the game.

Positive takeaways from the game

While the Packers may have loss the offense made some positive strides against the Steelers.

For the first time since week 1 the Packers offense was able to score on their opening drive.

Other than the 2 interceptions, we saw Love have a decent game.

We’ve talked about letting Love “let it rip” for the past couple of weeks.

Well Love let it rip on Sunday vs the Steelers.

For the first time this season we saw Love not hesitate on throws and started throwing deep when needed.

Love finished the day with a season high 289 yards and 2 touchdowns.

He also completed 21 out of 40 passes.

That is the second most attempted passes that Love has thrown this season.


While Love and the offense outngained the Steelers offense, not being able to get the ball in the endzone inside the 20 really hurt the Packers.

To win games, you have to get touchdowns in the red zone and not field goals or interceptions, especially in close games like this.

While this performance provides a glimmer of hope for the Packers offense, very clearly there is some work to do for the Packers offense.


Hau Khuong has been a Packers fan since 1996. He currently works as a video editor in Green Bay and writes for and you can follow him on twitter at @HauKhuongSports.