Visit to McCarthy's Hometown...........Kenny Mayne

Monday, September 10, 2007

Packers pull out a win

While Sunday's season opener might not have been pretty, it's still a W in the win column. The Packers got a lot of help from the football gods at Lambeau, recovering 2 fumbled punts, 1 for a TD and the other to setup the winning 42 yard field goal from rookie kicker Mason Crosby. Crosby was 3-3 on field goals, hitting from 53, 37, and the game winner of 42.

The offense looked terrible in the 16-13 win over the Eagles, never reaching the end zone. The obvious hole showed up at RB, with rookie Brandon Jackson only gaining 40 yards on 15 carries. With all the cap money the Packers have, there is some question to what Ted Thompson is thinking sticking with the current RB situation.

If this trend continues, it should be a long season for the Packer offense. While the win was great, future HOF QB Brett Favre isn't getting too excited. "The competitive side of me is not letting me enjoy it as much as I should."

The Packers defense looked great. They held the Eagles to 13 points all day, created turnovers, and made the Eagles offense go 3 and out on many occasions. The D looks to be the strength of this year's Packers.

The Packers travel to NY to take on the Giants next Sunday. The Giants could be without QB Eli Manning who left yesterday's game with a bruised shoulder.

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