In an effort to save their season, the Green Bay Packers were taken to the woodshed by Washington 42-24 on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The Packers looked like they were attempting a thrilling fourth quarter comeback, but Washington would not take their foot off the gas pedal. Kirk Cousins torched the Packers defense for 375 yards and three touchdown passes.
The Packers defense has gotten significantly worse over the last three football games. Their last three opponents, the Colts, Titans, and now Washington, have annihilated their defense for a total of 120 points. You can longer say that the New Orleans Saints have the worst defense in the National Football League right now. That label now belongs to the Green Bay Packers.
The difference between the Saints and Packers defense is that the Saints have made some progression over the past few weeks while the Packers defense, who used to be a “bend but don’t break” type of crew has taken a turn for the worst. Green Bay’s next three opponents are the Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans, and the Seattle Seahawks.
All three teams that I mentioned have a few things in common such as, they in the midst of a playoff hunt and they possess some of the best defenses in the league.
Those three games will determine if there’s still a pulse down in “Titletown.” If the Packers fail to show up in all three of those games, “Black Monday” could come early for head coach Mike McCarthy and his entire coaching staff. As of right now, the Packers offense will have to carry this team from this point forward.
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