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That counts for a lot

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That counts for a lot

Josh from Salt Springs, New Brunswick

First off, I want to thank you guys for all you do. I have recently downloaded the Packers app on Roku, and what a game changer it has been. Truly great content on there. Also am I correct in saying, since beating the Chiefs, now AR has beaten every other NFL team now?

He had done that a while ago. He got his first win at Arrowhead, though. He is now past the halfway point as far as trying to beat all the AFC teams on the road in his career (nine of 16). The only NFC franchise he hasn’t beaten away from Lambeau is New Orleans. Glad you’re enjoying the TV app. For those interested, it’s available on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Insiders, just for giggles once, could you post the cry-baby laments that you get from fans during a game? You must have gotten some doozies during the second quarter of the Chiefs game.

For the day-after Inbox, I don’t even read anything submitted before the end of the game. I’m already subject to enough of that from the in-game live blog.

When the offense is on the field, is our defensive staff off to the side planning how to adjust for the next time on the field, or is the defensive staff watching the opposing defense to give insight into how the opponents are playing? Likewise, does the offensive staff give insight to the defense how their opponent is playing? I can see the benefit of doing that, but also understand there isn’t a set amount of time between switching possessions and preparing is more important.

When the defense comes off the field, its coaches are focused entirely on the next time the unit takes the field, not what’s taking place in the interim. The insight into what the opposing defense is doing mostly comes from the offensive assistants watching from upstairs.

Andrew from Fullerton, CA

A lot of people have been using yards to argue how bad our defense is. Yes, we give up a lot of yards, but our average points surrendered is just shy of 21. That puts us tied at 11th for fewest points given up per game. Out of those 12 teams averaging 21 points a game or fewer, only six of them are scoring over 20 points per game. I’m okay giving up 20 a game when we’re averaging around 27 per game. Those six are all playoff contenders, and we’re 2-0 against those teams, by the way.

That’s why I focused on the overall effort. Giving up 17 points and 200-plus yards is one quarter is not good. But seeing only 24 on the scoreboard at the end of the game is a legitimate recovery from a rough stretch. That snowball could have turned into an avalanche Sunday night. It didn’t.

I think I count 16 players on the “D-train” celebrating the fumble recovery. Could that have been a penalty? Does this show a lack of discipline?

A lot of folks have been asking about the penalty possibility, and apparently the SNF announcers brought it up. Players are allowed to come off the sideline to join in a celebration, but those players must be in uniform. Anyone not suited up is not allowed to partake, but celebrations are not limited strictly to the players on the field at the time of the play. That’s the rule, as far as I know. The caution is with the potential for a delay of game.

Halfway through the season and the Packers are one of only five teams with a strength of schedule above .500 and a winning record (Saints, Chiefs, Panthers, and Texans are the others). Of those teams the Chiefs, Panthers, and Texans have only actually beaten one of the teams they’ve faced with a winning record. The Panthers are 1-2 against .500-plus teams and the Chiefs and Texans are 1-3. The Saints are 3-1 and we are 3-0. What do you think this says about our team, and the others?

It says the Packers are 7-1 at the midway point. No offense to your research, which is interesting, but the resume doesn’t get you into the playoffs, the results do, and there’s still a lot of work ahead.

Anthony from Southington, CT

Fantastic job with WYMM! Great to see such magnificent execution! One other play worth mentioning was the TD pass to a Jones on the quick flip pass. Although the announcers were gushing about the bad matchup of Jones vs. a LB, the blocks by David Bakhtiari and Corey Linsley were stellar. Another play with exceptional execution!

Of course, but nobody missed those, right? So they don’t fit. Just giving you a hard time. Thanks for the interest in the piece.

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