It’s not just that the Green Bay Packers (3-6) lost, but what it cost and how it continues to affect them.
We have talked endlessly about the struggles on offense and defense. Even ways that it appears they can be corrected. Unfortunately, the area that is unable to predict and fully prevent is injuries. Something the Packers continue to get hit hard with.
Packers’ WR Christian Watson is being evaluated for a concussion.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 6, 2022
Packers WR Romeo Doubs was carted to the locker room with an ankle injury pic.twitter.com/faGX61v2oP— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 6, 2022
Aaron Jones jogged to the locker room after the last play pic.twitter.com/xoKaAPgBAc— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 6, 2022
Packers LT David Bakhtiari is questionable to return due to a knee injury.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 6, 2022
Never mind for a minute that Rodgers lead Green Bay in rushing (40 yards) as well as having one of his worst statistical games of the season, completing 53.5% of his passes for three interceptions and a touchdown.
The injuries are plaguing and breaking down a team that continues to falter.
None of this is on purpose, of course. However, some of the poor play could stem from Rodgers’ public criticisms of the team. The wave of injuries is directly affecting the frustrations, lack of development and poor play coming out of Lambeau.
With the offensive line, receivers and secondary seeing the majority of the injury bugs, these are the areas that opposing teams are keying in on.
Pressuring a frustrated Rodgers, who is throwing to WRs who can’t create separation and a secondary that while has been solid for the year, is being ignored as teams are simply running it down their throats.
Unfortunately, with the NFL Trade Deadline passed and no notable free agents wanting to come to Green Bay, all they can do is try their best to get healthy by the week 14 bye week.
The Green Bay Packers have a daunting schedule ahead of them. If these injuries continue to affect the team still, buckle up.
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