Packers Locker room: "Just turn your pads in and wait until next year"
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Packers were shut out Saturday night, 16-0, by the Vikings, marking the first time that has happened in more the 25 years. It's also the first time since 2006 (Mike McCarthy's first year as the Packers head coach) that Green Bay has been shut out at Lambeau Field twice in one season.
After the game Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix expressed his frustration saying, "There's a lot of things going on down here in this locker room." he said. "A lot of guys banged up. A lot of guys not playing. A lot of guys not putting their best foot forward and you have to hold guys accountable. When you step on the field with us let's go to work. The ones that don't want to play just turn your pads in and wait until next year."
"It's really hard," added Packers Quarterback, Brett Hundley. "When you have two, big studs out there and you lose them then G-Mo goes down and then Trev is out. Then your right tackle goes down the first play, then your running back goes out. It becomes really hard."
The win for the Vikings keeps them alive for the top seed in the NFC playoffs this year, heading into Week 17.
"We have to put points on the board at home," said offensive tackle David Bakhtiari. "We've shown that we can do it on the road, but Lambeau Field is our home turf we have to be able to capitalize on our opportunities, especially when we have no crowd noise and are able to communicate."
The Packers will close out their 2017 season next week in Detroit on New Year's Eve.