Packers offense awakens with key final drives
GREEN BAY - After 30 minutes of silence, the Green Bay Packers finally made noise in the second half of their season opener at Lambeau Field.
"Things don't always go the way you planned, but I thought our guys did a good job offensively of just keeping after it," head coach Mike McCarthy said.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and company putting 17 points on the scoreboard against a talented Seattle defense in the team's 17-9 win. In total, the offense compiled 370 total yards, most coming on their final four drives which resulted in two touchdowns, a field goal and a game-ending series.
"That was reminiscent of the Philly game," Rodgers said. "We had some nice sustained drives late, and finished with the football, that was really key for us."
"We got back out there in the second half, were able to control the game a little bit," wide receiver Jordy Nelson said. "With the run and pass, stay ahead of the chains, move it and hit a couple big shots here and there."
Now this Packers offense gets set for a track meet against the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. A team which put up 77 points against Green Bay in their two meetings last season.
However, on the road at Chicago, this talented squad only scoring 23 points against the Bears. Clearly, both high-powered teams are a work in progress.
"This is a building block for us, in the future, hopefully we're going to play a little better," Rodgers said. "We need to next week, a very good football team, but this is a good win for us, tough to win in this league, beat a team like that. Thankfully we got them the last three times at home."
It's not always going to be pretty but for a team with eyes on a Lombardi Trophy, some nights, being effective will do just fine.
"They're a good team, it's not always going to be explosive plays, you've got to nickel and dime, figure out what they're doing make adjustment and we did that," wide receiver Davante Adams said.