Sport Packers Coach Matt LaFleur Takes Responsibility for Team’s Brutal Mistake on Final Play
Packers Coach Matt LaFleur Takes Responsibility for Team’s Brutal Mistake on Final Play
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reflects on what the NFC Divisional Round playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers could mean for his future.
As the 49ers lined up to kick their game-winning field goal, the Packers’ special teams lined up to attempt a block with only 10 men on the field.
The Packers’ special teams unit had a collectiveduring Saturday’s 13–10 loss to the 49ers in the divisional round. It culminated with the field goal block team lining up with only 10 men on the field on the game’s final play. Afterwards, Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur singled out one person responsible for that last blunder: himself.
“That can't happen,” LaFleur said,. “It’s unacceptable. And, again, that’s on me.”
Matt LaFleur says he’ll consider putting starters on special teams to fix woes
Two big special teams blunders and yet another mistake on the game-winning field goal from Robbie Gould proved to be critical turning points for the Green Bay Packers in their loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. A blocked 39-yard field goal try at the end of the second quarter kept the Packers from [more]A blocked 39-yard field goal try at the end of the second quarter kept the Packers from taking a 10-0 lead into halftime. A blocked punt with five minutes remaining was returned for a touchdown by Talanoa Hufanga to tie the game at 10-10 and breathe life into the 49ers.
Having 10 men on the field for Robbie Gould’s game-winning field goal was not the sole reason for Green Bay’s defeat, but it was the perfect end to a wholly imperfect performance: the Packersjust before the half that would have given them a 10–0 lead; San Francisco’s third-quarter field goal drive was set up when Green Bay allowed a 45-yard return on a kickoff; and the only touchdown the Packers allowed came on a blocked punt returned for a score with under five minutes to play.
For the third straight season, the Packers have won 13 games only to get knocked out before reaching the Super Bowl. This year’s early exit will sting perhaps more than the others, but at least now Green Bay can very easily identify one area for improvement in order to avoid a similar fate next season.
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