Dean from Leavenworth, IN
Thanks, Packers, and thanks Insiders.
Margeaux from Tallahassee, FL
I do not know if you’re engaged on Thanksgiving West, but when so, good morning and Comfortable Thanksgiving! Similar goes for everybody that makes Insider Inbox a should learn day-after-day.
We’re right here, Margeaux, and the identical to you and yours. Thanksgiving is my favourite vacation. I can not wait to work somewhat and eat quite a bit.
On condition that it is a time to be grateful, I am grateful for a number of issues on the subject of our Inexperienced Bay Packers. Aaron Jones continues to exemplify what it’s to be a Packer with the best way he works on and off the sphere. This makes me proud to cheer for the Pack. I am grateful for Christian Watson and the brilliant future that holds for him. I am grateful to see out these final chapters of Aaron Rodgers realizing these gamers do not come round usually. What are you grateful for on the subject of the GBP?
Expectations and engagement. The frustration many people have felt this season instantly ties to the successful tradition that is been established in Inexperienced Bay all through my lifetime. Like strain, expectations are a luxurious. There are such a lot of fanbases which have been starved of successful for years and even many years. For that cause, I am grateful for each single one in every of you who make Insider Inbox part of your each day routine – win, lose, draw or offseason.
Rob from Circle Pines, MN
The final three video games the offense didn’t do nicely besides perhaps towards the Cowboys. In all three there was a number of instances the place receivers created separation and Aaron Rodgers fully missed the throw (final third of the sport). Might the pressure on Rodgers’ thumb develop into extreme sufficient within the late a part of the sport to have an effect on his throwing accuracy?
Attention-grabbing speculation. Statistically, I dove into the numbers Wednesday and could not discover an enormous distinction. Within the six video games because the loss to the Giants, Rodgers has accomplished 54-of-84 passes (64.3%) for 552 yards, 4 touchdowns and two interceptions within the first half (89.0 passer score). Within the second half, Rodgers accomplished 75-of-124 makes an attempt (60.5%) for 833 passing yards with seven touchdowns and two INTs (92.6 passer score). The completion proportion is down a couple of factors however nothing jarring. The one cut up I discovered on Professional Soccer Reference I really feel is most telling is Rodgers’ stats when the move play begins below middle: 40-of-62 for 501 yards, seven TDs and one INT (120.4 passer score). The thumb clearly altered the trajectory of the season, however Rodgers is not gonna use it as an excuse. I nonetheless surprise how a lot the Packers have needed to shift their offensive focus, although.
Wes, I hope this query finds you nicely and good for the Thanksgiving vacation. I’m particularly grateful for II and the perception it brings throughout this difficult soccer yr. If I’m not mistaken, I imagine Mike’s latest WYMM displayed why the Packers misplaced as a substitute of excellent issues that occurred in a loss for a primary time. That appears fairly the problem to jot down in and of itself. What has been most difficult for you as a Packers author this season? Happiest of Thanksgivings to you and yours!
Simply making sense of all of it. This has been one of many extra complicated seasons I’ve lined by way of why understanding the balls have bounced the best way they’ve. In 2013 and 2017, Rodgers was damage, and the seasons have been what they have been. Rodgers additionally was enjoying with a damaged leg in 2018 however the crew simply wasn’t superb, and I felt the ultimate file precisely mirrored that. I went into this season considering the Packers had every thing they wanted to compete for a championship, however the previous 11 video games present how troublesome it’s to win constantly on this league. Like I at all times say, it is a sport of momentum and the Packers have not had sufficient of it this season.
Too fast inside on the What You Would possibly’ve Missed on the Titans sport. The defender was transferring previous to the snap. That is fairly fast, is not it?
Spoff’s WYMM strengthened what I believed popping out of the sport: Tennessee does what it does so nicely, on each side of the ball. The Titans’ protection takes some possibilities with how laborious its linebackers crash however there’s a lot expertise within the entrance seven that somebody normally wins his matchup and makes the play.
George from North Mankato, MN
Comfortable Thanksgiving, West. I hope you get to spend some high quality time with household and associates. Simply needed to level out you have been spot on (sadly) along with your evaluation of essentially the most troublesome three-game stretch this yr previous to enjoying video games. That certain was a troublesome street journey.
It was. We knew from the start the 2022 schedule was going to be a grind. What I did not account for is how sturdy the groups on that schedule can be, notably the NFC East and AFC East. Via 11 weeks, the Packers’ .589 power of schedule is second hardest within the NFL to solely Detroit (.612). Now, that is no excuse. You continue to need to beat the crew in entrance of you nevertheless it’s an arduous journey dealing with such a gauntlet and not using a bye. If this marketing campaign taught me something, it is that I would reasonably have an early bye than a late one in in the present day’s NFL. I do not concern a Week 6 or 7 break as a lot as I as soon as feared the Week 4 open date through the 16-game common season. By the point the Packers return to Lambeau Area for Monday Evening Soccer subsequent month, they’re going to have already traveled to virtually twice as many video games as they’ve performed inside their very own stadium.
Wait, the Eagles have a grand whole of 1 participant on their harm report this week? How is that even attainable this late into the season? Additionally, it looks as if there’s an sickness going by means of the locker room, and I hope that is critical nothing.
The Eagles’ harm report caught me without warning. I do know they’ve seven guys on IR, together with Dallas Goedert and Derek Barnett, however how is that even attainable in Week 12?