The Green Bay Packers (5-2) lost to the Minnesota Vikings (2-5) at Lambeau Field, 28-22.
The Green Bay run defense was absolutely pathetic. Dalvin Cook ran for 163 yards and caught two passes for another 63 yards. Cook had all four of Minnesota’s touchdowns.
Kirk Cousins attempted just 14 passes.
The Packers did get screwed by the officials on two different plays. The first was when the Packers were called for defensive pass interference in the end zone against Adam Thielen. The other was when there was no call when Jace Sternberger was essentially tackled before the ball arrived on a 4th down play.
If tackling a receiver before the ball comes is pass interference, then pass interference should be called when the receiver gets tackled before the ball comes.
Having said that, the officiating had nothing to do with the outcome of the game. The Packers looked great offensively their only two possessions in the first half, then disappeared for most of the second half.
The Packers forced zero turnovers today and have only forced one turnover over the last four games.
The Packers were called for five holding penalties which were killer.
I guess it was smart of the Packers to not let their division rival get Trevor Lawarence. Chess, not checkers.
After today’s performance, Mike Pettine’s job will likely be on the line the remainder of the season.