Well, after one week of pointing out that the media was getting too high on the Packers, we’re back to scrounging for Packers positives and there aren’t many.

  • Let’s start with the fact that this was only a two-point loss to a rising team with a unique offense and defense. This isn’t like getting smacked by the Raiders or something. And the game was a win until The Packers corners played ten yards off in the 2-minute drill for absolutely no reason.

  • Tucker Kraft had his best game as a pro. It was rough when Luke Musgrave went down, but it turns out Kraft took that opportunity and ran with it. Now, when Musgrave gets back, either tis year or next, the Packers should have one of the best two tight end combos in the league. Forcing defenses into base or forcing them to bring a safety into the box because Kraft and Musgrave are on the field and then running Watson deep or on a crosser is a great framework for a plus offense.

  • Jordan Love was throwing inaccurate and wobbly passes for a little more than two quarters and then something clicked. In part of the third and the fourth, he looked like the same guy who led the media to crown him over the past four weeks. I’m not sure exactly what was going on before that, but he made up for it in the fourth.

  • The interior defensive lineman continued to flash – even though it was a horrific game for the run defense. On one hand, they’re doing a great job putting pressure on the passer, on the other, they’re losing contain and giving up a ton in the run game. It might mean the scheme needs to change? Who would’ve thought.

That’s all I’ve got for positives. Let’s hope this shocks the team into a better performance against the Bucs this week.

Mike Price is a lifelong Packers fan currently living in Utah. You can follow him on twitter at @themikeprice.