Monday, September 10, 2007

Packers Hang On to Win Against Eagles

The day started out foggy in Green Bay, WI and while the sun eventually came out, the fog seemed to linger on Lambeau Field a bit longer. We had our Green Bay Packers tickets in section 126, just about the 12 yard line at Lambeau. The seats were good and the fans, both Packer and Eagles fans, were pretty fun. There were a few Lambeau First-Timers, which always puts a smile on my face.

The Green Bay Packers got lucky on Sunday winning by a narrow margin against the Philadelphia Eagles. Packers fans started off with an odd emergency announcement at Lambeau, which quickly was ignored by fans (kind of makes ya worried if there was a need for evacuation) and then dismissed by the announcer. Al Harris, who was in on the first special teams' play of the season for the Green Bay Packers, went out on a cart leaving fans thinking he was out for the season! Good Lord! Thankfully, Harris came back in and contributed to the Packers win with just one working arm.

Favre was clearly upset with his receiving core, who dropped some very catch able passes. Although, I will have to add, from the stands it looked like either Favre was off the mark, or someone ran the wrong route.

Nevertheless, the Packers won and sit 1-0 on the 2007 NFL season. The Chicago Bears lost to the San Diego Chargers. The news came today that Eli Manning would be out for a month, making this upcoming game for the Packers at Giants a bit more palatable.

Here's to you Packers Kicker Mason Crosby! Thanks for the win!!! GO PACKERS!!!!!


carlwn said...

It WAS good to see the Pack hang in there and pull out the wn on a opening day--esopecially at home. I AM concerned about the rather low-level play of the offensive line, and the ramifications of what an inexperienced backfield might well mean for this team in the future. Favre couldn't stand in the pocket for more than a few seconds before getting whacked on--(unless of course a TE or RB stayed in to block), and while young Mr Jackson showed some fine effort and instincts--unless he has SOMEWHERE to's gonna be a long season.
And what a performance by the D-line--they looked pretty doggoned good, although actually getting TO instead of just NEAR McNabb appeared to be a small problem..the secondary though?? I'm still firmly conving=ced tha tCharles Woodson is by far the most OVER RATED player I've seen is quite some time. I saw FAR TOO MUCH of his nameplate and number around completed passes. I don't want to have a DB who can run back punts and tackle..I want one who keeps receivers from catching the ball...
Nonetheless it really WAS a treat to see the special teams pull out a game for the Green and Gold and hopefully it's a portion of this team that can continue to be such a large factor....

Wisconsin Badger Fan said...

There was not one person on the offense that played well. I hope they can pull together.