Fail Fast, Fail Often: Analyzing The Packers’ 20-17 Loss To Chicago

September 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Green Bay Packers first ran onto Soldier Field last night to take on Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears, I was heavily optimistic.
I remembered Cutler's well-documented struggles against the Pack last year; I remembered Aaron Rodgers' superb play; and — perhaps most of all — I remembered how the Packers defense engaged in a cutthroat sort of play that made it insanely hard for the Bears to do much of anything against them.
Perhaps naïvely, I believed that those same struggles would repeat themselves last night, and the Pack — while playing the gritty type of ball that is to be expected from this storied rivalry - would ultimately pull it out, be 3-0 and on their merry way.
By my estimation my expectations of play turned out to be generally true. Rodgers was superb, Cutler was shaky, and the rest seemed like it would fall into place.
Then again, things tend to fall out of place when your team commits seventeen penalti...

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