"We beat ourselves. They really didn't beat us," cornerback Jarrett Bush said after the game, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "We just have to hunker down and make sure we're gap sound and get on the same page. Obviously, small things being miscommunicated on the field become big things, so they exploited us and that's what happened."
Jeez, what whiners. I appreciate that Aaron Rodgers handled it with class- gave us our props, and said he hopes to see us in the playoffs. But some of those Green Bay defenders need to own up.
The truth is the Packers aren't really that great of a team. They have the best QB in the NFL, great offensive skill position players, but besides that... not much else stands out for such an "elite" team. The fact that the Packers went 15-1 is a tribute to how good Aaron Rodgers is. With a QB like that, there's so much potential for the Packers.
Last year, the Packers showed clearly that they didn't have the defense to support their amazing offense, and that's why they lost to the Giants. For us last year, it was that we didn't have enough talent outside at wide receiver. The difference between us and them is that we went out and aggressively upgraded the wide receiver position. Sure, we're probably not going to put up 300+ yard passing games every game, but we have a good passing attack that will complement a running game that can run over the Packers D with 187 rushing yards.