In the Trenches, Packers Were Dominate
Before cigarette ads became politically incorrect, there was one that said it's what's up front that counts, and the same thing could be said about the Packers win over the Cardinals. The battle on the line of scrimmage, both offensively and defensivPhoto: Video by nbc26.com
Before cigarette ads became politically incorrect, there was one that said it's what's up front that counts, and the same thing could be said about the Packers win over the Cardinals.
The battle on the line of scrimmage, both offensively and defensively, was won decisively by the Packers.
If you need proof, compare the numbers. Arizona rushed it 18 times for 54 yards, Green Bay...39 times for 176 yards.
More important than the numbers, the Packer o-line consistently knocked the Cardinals off the line of scrimmage, and a big factor in that effort was TJ Lang. Despite having to move from left guard to right tackle, he was taking Cardinals and blocking them into the dirt on a regular basis. Jeff Saturday also may have had his best day as a Packer.
Defensively, it's hard to single one guy out because it was the collective effort right across the board that choked off Arizona's run game.
In the back end, Tramon Williams did a good job when matched up against Larry Fitzgerald, and it looks like Jarron Mc Millian is starting to find his way again. MD Jennings is also making his presence felt more often.
Of course, you already know Randall Cobb's second t-d and the touchdown scored by James Jones were as good as throws and catches can get, and if I'm Tom Crabtree, I'm lobbying for a raise. Six catches all season, but they include the Packers two longest touchdown receptions. A 48 yarder against Houston and a 72 yarder against Arizona