Sport Matt LaFleur: “Great question” why Packers didn’t run from 1-yard-line in fourth quarter
Aaron Rodgers testing new strategy to speed up Packers offense
The Green Bay Packers weren’t thrilled with how their offense performed in their 10-3 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 1, and they’re trying some new things to make it better now. © Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY SportsQuarterback Aaron Rodgers tested a new strategy during practice Friday by wearing a wristband with coach Matt LaFleur’s lengthy playcalls on his wrist in a bid to speed up the tempo of the offense. “It gets [the play] out of my mouth a lot faster, I’ll tell you that much,” LaFleur said Friday, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “So yeah, maybe it helps me get him the play a little bit quicker.
The Packers fell behind the Eagles by a touchdown early in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game and their ensuing drive gave them a prime opportunity to tie the game.
After a pass interference penalty on Eagles cornerback, Green Bay had a first down on the Eagles’ 1-yard-line. They opted to throw the ball on the next four downs and all four passes fell incomplete, which left the score unchanged and left Packers head coach Matt LaFleur to say it was a “great question” to ask why the team didn’t try at least one run play to get the ball in the end zone.
Packers ride Rodgers' hot start to 21-16 win over Vikings
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers held on for a 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. On a day when the Packers honored late Hall of Famer Bart Starr at halftime, Rodgers put on quite a show — particularly early. Rodgers completed nine of his first 10 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns and had a perfect 158.3 rating through the first quarter. He finished 22 of 34 for 209 yards. The Packers improved to 2-0 under new coach Matt LaFleur after opening the NFL's 100th season with a victory at rival Chicago. They also beat the Vikings (1-1) for the fifth time in the past seven games at Lambeau Field.
Outside of runs by, the Packers managed 31 yards on 15 attempts and LaFleur’s answers about going pass-heavy focused on that lack of success as well as the impact of losing to an injury early in the game. LaFleur also noted that having Rodgers played a role in his thinking.
“When you have one of the greatest quarterbacks ever, you trust him to continually gain yards and get down the field. We were able to accomplish a lot of what,” LaFleur said, via PackersNews.com.
They couldn’t accomplish all of what they wanted to do and they ultimately wound up with their first loss of the season as a result.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur irritated by pass interference review vs. Eagles .
The Packers coach still doesn't understand why he didn't win a challenge for pass interference against the Eagles in the third quarter.One specific play stood out. LaFleur emphatically tossed the red challenge flag early in the third quarter on a third-down pass from Aaron Rodgers to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but officials determined there wasn't enough evidence to overturn the call on the field.
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