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Jason Spriggs held his own in first NFL start

GREEN BAY – Jason Spriggs’ second pro season has not gone according to pl Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Martellus Bennett Elite Salute To Service Jersey an.

Working to become the backup swing offensive tackle, Spriggs had some rough moments in the preseason and then badly injured his hamstring in Week 1 against Seattle on special teams.

He landed on injured reserve, returned to the roster after missing eight games, and then after only a few practices was thrown back in against Baltimore to play right tackle for Justin McCray – and take a few snaps against none other than Terrell Suggs.

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said last week that Spriggs had a much better week of practice, and it showed in his first NFL start on Sunday night in Pittsburgh, where the 2016 second-round pick out of Indiana opened at right tackle instead of McCray.

Here’s a handful of plays to show some of the work Spriggs did against a variety of Steelers defenders.

Play No. 1: First-and-10 from the Green Bay 17, second quarter, 7:14 left

Result: Incomplete pass to RB Jamaal Williams

Against Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt (91), Spriggs gets driven back initially, b Martellus Bennett Jersey ut he recovers from the momentary stagger and stands tall against Tuitt, allowing QB Brett Hundley to slip out and fire deep down the sideline to Williams. Unfortunately, the pass is jus Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Nick Perry Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey t out of reach.

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Play No. 2: Third-and-6 from the Green Bay 21, second quarter, 6:27 left

Result: 6-yard scramble  David Bakhtiari Jersey by Hundley

Two plays later, Spriggs handles an outside speed rush from LB Bud Dupree (48) and stays with him nicely as Hundley steps up and scrambles to the first-down marker.

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Play No. 3: First-and-10 from the Green Bay 24, third quarter, 14:56 left

Result: 9-yard run by Williams

Here Tuitt crashes to the Green Bay Packers  middle from his end position, but Spriggs doesn’t let him plug it up, clearing the way for LG Lane Taylor (65) to pull and get his block to spring Williams for a nice gain to open the second half.

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Play No. 4: Third-and-1 from the Green Bay 33, third quarter, 13:41 left

Result: 5-yard run by Williams

Two plays later it’s third-and-short, and Spriggs gets good leverage on DE Cameron Heyward (97), as extra lineman Ulrick John (74) and TE Lance Kendricks (84) help cave in the entire left side of Pittsburgh’s front for Williams to slip through easily for the first down.

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Play No. 5: Third-and-3 from the Green Bay 45, third quarter, 12:17 left

Result: 55-yard TD pass to Davante Adams

Three snaps later and it’s third down again, and Spriggs’ pass set against Dupree is textbook. He doesn’t allow the edge rusher to disrupt Hundley’s footwork at all as the QB fires deep to Adams. Just in case you didn’t see it on the TV broadcast, be sure to check out the stutter-step by Adams to get open for Green Bay’s biggest play of the game.

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Pl Nick Perry Jersey ay No. 6: First-and-goal from the Pittsburgh 4, fourth quarter, 2:08 left

Result: 4-yard TD run by Williams

Similar to a run play earlier, Spriggs’ man – in this case, Dupree – is crashing from the outside in to try to disrupt the run. Spriggs simply helps ride him all the way out of the play, and the draw handoff to Williams works perfectly behind the blocks of RG Jahri Evans (73), Taylor and TE Richard Rodgers (82).

 

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Packers return to Lamar Miller Jersey  Green Bay to play Buccaneers

The Green Bay Packers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field on Sunday at 12 p.m. CST

  • The Green Bay Packers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field on Sunday. It begins a stretch of facing four teams from the NFC in the final five regular season games.
  • The Packers are 31-21-1 against the former divisional foe in the regular season and 1-0 in the postseason.
  • From 1977-2001, Green Bay and Tampa Bay were in the NFC Central, playing multiple times a season each year except for in 1977 and 1987 when they faced each other once and they did not play during the strike-shortened season of 1982.
  • Green Bay has won both of the past two meetings, including the last game at Lambeau, a 35-26 win in 2011.
  • Including the postseason, the Packers are 19-7 at home against the Buccaneers.
  • Dating back to 1990, Green Bay is 14-1 at ho Houston Texans Youth Jersey me versus Tampa Bay (including playoffs).
  • Each of the last six home contests against the Buccaneers have been decided by single digits, including four by three or fewer points.
  • It is Tampa Bay’s first December trip to Lambeau since 2000, a 17-14 overtime victory by Green Bay on December 24.
  • The Packers have registered a takeaway in 10 of 11 games this season, including each of the last nine.
  • Green Bay is tied for No. 1 in the NFL in games with atleast one takeaway this season.
  • Green Bay has won the turnover battle in six of the last eight games, recording a turnover margin of plus-seven over that span.
  • Next week, the Packers start a run of three road games in the next four weeks with a trip to Cleveland. It is the first time since 2009 that Green Bay will finish the regular season with three of the final four games taking place on the road.

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WITH THE CALL

  • FOX Sports, now in its 24th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game.
  • Play-by-play man Tim Brando joins analyst Greg Jennings and sideline reporter Jennifer Hale.
  • Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 23rd season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 19th season of broadcasts together.
  • Westwood One Sports will air the game on radio across the country. John Sadak (play-by-play)  Lamar Miller Jersey and Ross Tucker (analyst) will call the action, with Scott Graham hosting the pregame and halftime shows.
  • The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed).
  • DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game on Channel 713.


BREAKING DOWN THE ROSTER

  • The Packers currently have a 53-man roster that is composed of 25 offensive players, 25 defensive players and three specialists.
  • Of the 53 players on Green Bay’s roster, 33 of them (62.3 percent) were draft picks of the Packers. Dating back to 2007, Green Bay has at least one member of each draft class still on the roster.
  • Green Bay has 15 players on the roster that began their careers as undrafted free agents, with 10 of those originally signed by Green Bay.
  • Over a third (37.7 percent) of the players (20 of 53) on Green Bay’s roster entered the league as a sixth-round or seventh-round pick or as an undrafted player.
  • The Packers have four players on the roster that played in the NFL prior to the 2009 season. Three of the four players were draft picks Men’s Nike Houston Texans Shane Lechler Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Pink Jersey  of the Packers (K Mason Crosby, WR Jordy Nelson and LB Clay Matthews) and two have made at least one Pro Bowl.
  • Of the 53 players on the roster, 43 began their pro careers with the Packers (81.1 percent).
  • Only 18 of the 53 players on the roster (34.0 percent) were selected in the first three rounds of the draft, with 16 being drafted by the Packers.


GREEN BAY’S ROSTER …

BY AGE (as of Dec. 3)

  • 21-24: 26 players
  • 25-28: 20 players
  • 29-32: 3 players
  • 33-plus: 4 players

BY EXPERIENCE

  • R-1: 15 players
  • 2-3: 17 players
  • 4-5: 9 players
  • 6-9: 7 players
  • 10-plus: 5 players

BY DRAFT ROUND

  • 1st: 5 players
  • 2nd/3rd: 13 players
  • 4th/5th: 15 players
  • 6th/7th: 5 players
  • Undrafted: 15 players

THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:

  • Packers vs. Buccaneers
  • All-time, Regular season: 31-21-1
  • All-time, postseason: 1-0
  • All-time, at Lambeau: 16-5
  • Streaks: Green Bay has won the last two matchups.
  • Last meeting, regular season: Dec. 21, 2014, at Raymond James Stadium; Packers won, 20-3.

COACHES CAPSULES

  • Mike McCarthy: 129-75-1, .632 (incl. 10-8 postseason); 9th NFL season
  • Dirk Koetter: 13-14, .481 (incl. 0-0 postseason); 2nd NFL season
  • Head to Head: 0-0
  • vs. Opponent: McCarthy 2-2 vs. Buccaneers; Koetter 0-0 vs. Packers

MIKE McCARTHY…Is in his 12th year as the Packers’ 14th head coach.

  • Led the Packers to their eighth consecutive playoff appearance last season, tied for the third-longest streak in NFL history. Has also led the team to nine playoff appearances in the last 10 years (2007, 2009-16).
  • Ranks second in franchise history in total victories, trailing only Curly Lambeau.
  • Guided the Packers to top-10 finishes in scoring in eight straight seasons (2007-14), joining the Patriots as the only other team to accomplish the feat over that time; Packers finished first overall in scoring in 2014.
  • Reached the 100-win plateau faster than any active NFL head coach, needing just 155 games.
  • Joined Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches to guide the Packers to a Super Bowl title with a win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.

DIRK KOETTER …Is in his second year as the Buccaneers’ 11th head coach.

  • Koetter led Tampa Bay to nine wins in his first season, the club’s most victories since 2010.
  • In Koetter’s first season, he helped to develop Jameis Winston, a year in which the quarterback set franchise records in yards and touchdowns.
  • Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Koetter was the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator in 2015 with previous roles as offensive coordinator in Jacksonville and Atlanta, beginning in 2007.
  • A college head coach for nearly 10 seasons, Koetter’s first head-coaching job was at Boise State, followed by six seasons at Arizona State.

THE PACKERS-BUCCANEERS SERIES

  • Sunday marks the 55th overall meeting between these former NFC Central rivals. They launched the series in 1977, when the expansion Bucs moved to the Packers’ division after an inaugural 1976 campaign in the AFC West.
  • Including a 1997 playoff win, the Packers have a 32-21-1 edge. Since the Bucs shifted to the NFC South before the 2002 season, Tampa has won four of the last seven, with Green Bay winning two straight.
  • From the second meeting in 1992 through the first meeting in 1998, the Packers won 12 of 13 contests. The Bucs’ lone win in that stretch came in overtime (Dec. 10, 1995).

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Packers assistant head coach/LBs Winston Moss was drafted by the Buccaneers in the  Will Fuller V Jersey second round of the 1987 NFL Draft and played four seasons in Tampa Bay…Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith played for the Buccaneers for the final two seasons of his NFL career…Both Moss and Highsmith are from Miami and played at the University of Miami…Packers quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt served in the same position with the Bucs from 2010-11…Packers with ties to Florida include WR Geronimo Allison (Riverview), S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Orlando), G Justin McCray (Miami and Central Florida), CB Damarious Randall (Pensacola), P Justin Vogel (Tampa and the University of Miami) and director of football operations Eliot Wolf (University of Miami)…Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett played fullback at Florida State and was inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame…Packers special teams coordinator Ron Zook was an assistant coach at the University of Florida from 1991-95 and the head coach from 2002-04…Green Bay TEs coach Brian Angelichio held the same title in Tampa Bay from 2012-13…Buccaneers C Evan Smith played for the Packers from 2009-2013…Tampa Bay TEs coach Ben Steele played for Green Bay from 2004-05…Buccaneers LBs coach Mark Duffner held the same title with the Packers from 2003-05…Tampa Bay defensive line coach Jay Hayes coached on the University of Wisconsin staff from 1995-98…Hayes  Houston Texans Uniforms was a special teams coach with the Steelers while Packers assistant special teams coach Jason Simmons played for Pittsburgh…Hayes would go on to be the DL coach of the Bengals while Packers LB Ahmad Brooks played in Cincinnati…Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was the offensive Shane Lechler Jersey  coordinator for the 49ers while Bucs offensive line coach George Warhop worked in the same position…Buccaneers P Bryan Anger and Packers CB Davon House were teammates with the Jaguars in 2015…Packers defensive quality control coach Tim McGarigle and Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick teamed together with the St. Louis Rams in 2006…The following year, Fitzpatrick would go on to play for Cincinnati, where he was a teammate of Brooks…After his time with the Bengals, Fitzpatrick would play for the Bills where Van Pelt was his offensive coordinator in 2009…Additionally, Tampa Bay LS Garrison Sanborn was on the Buffalo roster in 2009 while Van Pelt was on the coaching staff…Green Bay secondary – cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. was Tampa Bay CB Brent Grimes’ assistant position coach in Atlanta in 2007…Bucs LB Cameron Lynch and Packers TE Lance Kendricks played together with the St. Louis Rams in 2015…Packers G Jahri Evans and Buccaneers DE Darryl Tapp were on the same Saints roster in 2016…Packers DL coach Mike Trgovac and Buccaneers offensive coordinator/WR coach Todd Monken were on the same Notre Dame staff in 1992…Zook was the defensive backs coach at Ohio State while Bucs strength and conditioning coach Dave Kennedy was the Buckeyes’ head strength coach…Kennedy would go on to hold the same title at the University of Pittsburgh while Packers WRs coach Luke Getsy and ILBs coach Scott McCurley were playing for the Panthers…Warhop played at the University of Cincinnati while Zook was the Bearcats’ defensive coordinator from 1981-82…Packers secondary – safeties coach Darren Perry got his start in coaching in 2002 as the safeties coach under Duffner when he was the Bengals’ defensive coordinator…Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers held the same title in Jacksonville while Tampa assistant DL coach Paul Spicer played for the Jaguars…Capers would then be named head coach of the Houston Texans and Tampa secondary coach Jon Hoke was Capers’ defensive backs coach from 2002-05…Hoke was also Simmons’ position coach for four seasons in Houston…Prior to his time in Houston, Capers was Tampa def Men’s Nike Houston Texans Will Fuller V Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey ensive backs coach Brett Maxie’s position coach with the New Orleans Saints…Maxie also teamed with Packers OL coach James Campen for two seasons in New Orleans…Maxie would go on to play for the Carolina Panthers from 1995-96, where Capers was his head coach…Maxie got his start in coaching as a quality control & DBs coach on Capers’ staff in Carolina in 1998…Maxie would again work on Capers’ staff in 2007 with the Dolphins…Steele was a graduate assistant at Colorado during Packers T David Bakhtiari’s freshman season with the Buffaloes…Former college teammates include: Clinton-Dix and Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Alabama), Anger and Packers TE Richard Rodgers (California), McCray and Buccaneers CB Josh Robinson (Central Florida), Green Bay FB Aaron Ripkowski and Tampa LB Devante Boyd (Oklahoma), Buccaneers OL Caleb Benenoch, Packers DT Kenny Clark and QB Brett Hundley (UCLA) and Packers G/T Adam Pankey, Buccaneers DE Will Clarke and RB Charles Sims (West Virginia).

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Backfield depth helping carry load for P Lamar Miller Jersey ackers’ offense

Despite injuries, Green Bay has avoided last season’s roster shuffle at running back

GREEN BAY – The Packers raised a few eyebrows earlier this year when they selected Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays on the third and final day of the 2017 NFL Draft.

It was the first time in more than 40 years the organization had taken three halfbacks in a single draft. It was a direct response to a topsy-turvy 2016 campaign in which 10 different running backs cycled in and out of position coach Ben Sirmans’ room from Week 1 until the NFC Championship Game in Atlanta.

Soon after the draft, with all his rookies congregated, Sirmans pulled up a slide to make the young running backs aware of the opportunity before them.

“I showed them a graphic. The only running back coming back was Ty (Montgomery) and originally he wasn’t a running back,” Sirmans said. “We have all these other slots open, so if I’m you, I’m taking advantage of it. If we bring in anybody else outside of you right now, that’s your fault because that means you didn’t basically play up to the level to get the job done.”

Six months later, all three running backs are still on the roster. It’s a much different scenario than last year when injuries to Eddie Lacy, James Starks and John Crockett led to the Packers claiming two running backs off waivers (Christine Michael and Jhurrell Pressley), promoting two from the practice squad (Don Jackson and Joe Kerridge) and trading for another (Knile Davis).

Snaps may have been difficult for this year’s crop of rookies to come by last summer, but circumstances have dictated Williams, Jones and Mays seeing action this season.

Whereas the Packers were forced to shuffle the deck with their backfield multiple times last season, the six running backs currently on the roster are the same six Sirmans worked with throughout the offseason program and training camp, a group that includes fullbacks Aaron Ripkowski and Kerridge.

“Three rookies, that’s the first time we’ve ever done this,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “It’s a challenge, but I think Ben’s personality is perfect for that room becau Men’s Nike Houston Texans Will Fuller V Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey se he’s a steady guy. He’s the same personality, he definitely operates from the positive side of the fence all the time. He’s a very good teacher, he’s patient with those guys, and he spends all t Lamar Miller Jersey he extra time that they need.”

The Packers rode Montgomery early this season before he developed a rib injury Shane Lechler Jersey  that’s sidelined him for three games. In relief, Jones earned two NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors over a three-week span with 100-yard rushing performances against Dallas and New Orleans.

Montgomery and Jones appeared to be forming a solid combination in the backfield before the Packers lost both to injury in their 23-16 win over Chicago on Nov. 12.

Williams has carried the load for the backfield ever since. Over the last 10 quarters, the 6-foot, 213-pound running back has 74 touches for 294 total yards. He’s played 140 of the 165 offensive snaps during that span (84.8 percent).

He had perhaps his best showing against the Steelers with 135 total yards and two touchdowns, including a 54-yard score off a screen pass to get the offense rolling in the first quarter.

It was a shot in the arm for a screen game that’s had its ups and downs this season with an influx of different offensive linemen and running backs moving in and out of the l Houston Texans Youth Jersey ineup.

“I think it’s definitely improving,” said offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett of the offense’s screen game. “Everyone has to be on the same page as far as what we’re trying to accomplish when w Men’s Nike Houston Texans Shane Lechler Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Pink Jersey e run a screen. Obviously it has to be a concept that the defense, they see it on tape as just a pass concept and then obviously the screen game is involved in that.”

The Packers are hopeful help could soon be on the way for the backfield. On Monday, McCarthy told reporters Jones may get a “possible trial return” to practice Wednesday. Neither he nor Montgomery has practiced the past two weeks.

Jones told reporters last week he “definitely” expects to play again this season. He has previous experience returning from knee sprains dating back to his sophomore year at UTEP.

In the interim, the rookie running back has been impressed with what he’s seen from Williams, his roommate over the summer with whom he shares an agency.

“Jamaal has played very well,” Jones said. “That’s what the NFL is about – making the most of your opportun Houston Texans Uniforms ities. We all cheer for each other. We want to see each other succeed. Whatever helps the team win, that’s what we want.”

Sirmans, who worked with 13 different running backs during his first season with the Packers, has enjoyed getting the chance to concentrate on developing a core of young players.

It’s given the former teacher a chance to “mold” each rookie in accordance with his talent. While he still spends extra time with each player, Sirmans hasn’t needed to dedicate time to getting new additions up to speed on the playbook like he did with Michael and Davis last season.

As the Packers head down the final stretch of this season, they’re confident in the group they’ve been developing for the past six months.

“When you draft that many running backs, you know it’s going to speed up the competition because all those guys are going to want to get the opportunity to play,” Sirmans said.

“They understand the system. You don’t have to start fresh and reteach somebody what they’re doing because they  Will Fuller V Jersey have a feel for it.”

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Brian from Hinton, IA

Stat guys, when was the last time the Packers were a 14-point underdog? I’m betting pre-Favre. Packers should hold their heads high. Put up a good fight when nobody expected it to be close.

The Patriots were 14½-point favorites against the Matt Flynn-led Packers in 2010. New England won 31-27. I didn’t know how Sunday’s game would play out, but I thought the two-touchdown spread was an overreaction to the Baltimore loss. With or without Aaron Rodgers, McCarthy’s teams historically have played their best during times of adversity. They’re still nobody’s underdogs.

Luke from Galesville, WI

In 2010, after the New England loss, the Packers had to win out AND have LeSean McCoy’s punt return in order to have a shot at the playoffs. C’mon man.

If you’re going to try to put us in our place, then at least get the information right. First, it was DeSean Jackson’s punt return, not Shady’s. Second, that play happened before the New England game. The Packers had all the help they needed before the loss to the Patriots. It was two wins and they were in. C’mon man.

Leo from Kenosha, WI

Well, shut my mouth Hundley actually looked pretty good.

Rodgers’ consistency spoils us all. He makes playing quarterback look like a stroll through the mall during the workday. That level of consistency is not easy to achieve at the quarterback position, especially for young players. As we said from the start, there will be ebbs and flows with Hundley at quarterback. The Packers hope Sunday gave him a foundation to build on. They need another step forward against Tampa Bay.

Brady from Dubuque, IA

If Hundley continues to play at this level, do the Packers, when the time comes, risk putting in AR who still might be rusty? This is kind of reminiscent of the Vikings’ QB situation.

Let’s just get through these next two games and see where everything is at. If Rodgers is cleared and the Packers are in playoff contention, he’ll play. That’s it.

Ryan from Sturgeon Bay, WI

It’s interesting seeing the growth of Brett Hundley. So Rodgers comes back, Hundley is relegated to No. 2 once again. What lessons and experience does he take to his role as backup that can help?

Hundley has five NFL starts under his belt now with 184 pass attempts. That’s incredibly valuable information for a young quarterback to learn from in the post-CBA environment. Recall is a quarterback’s best friend. 

Landon from Coeur d Alene, ID

Both the Vikings and Eagles allow their opponents to convert less than 29 percent of their third downs. The Packers meanwhile allow their opponents to convert over 42 percent of their third downs. What needs to be done to fix this?

Stop the run, generate negative-yardage plays, and tackle. If you do those three things, you’re going to be among the top defenses in third-down efficiency. You take out the guesswork. Minnesota and Philadelphia have consistently done that this season. The P Lamar Miller Jersey ackers didn’t tackle well enough against Pittsburgh and it haunted them.

Andy from Fremont, MI

I was somewhat surprised to see Spriggs start at RT instead of McCray. Was that related to McCray’s knee injury, or is Spriggs the better option even when both are healthy?

It made sense. This is an opportunity for the Packers to find out what they have in Spriggs. While McCray has proven to be both reliable and versatile, his best position is on the interior. It’s also worth mentioning he was taking reps at center this week with Corey Linsley banged up, giving Spriggs more snaps at right tackle. I thought Spriggs played well. He battled throughout. 

Dom from Durham, England

The only knock I had on Houston Texans Uniforms  Hundley were his three drives after the TD on the opening drive of the second half (0-of-5 with three sacks).

That’s life as an NFL quarterback. It once again shows how small the margin for error is against the league’s elite. There can be no let-up. You have to convert on the opportunities you’re given.

Ryan from Chicago, IL

It’s amazing how much hype the Aaron Rodgers throws during pregame got. Let’s not lose sight of the fact that Hundley just had a 134.3 passer rating. Not sure even No. 12 could’ve helped us last night. Perhaps we should defensively focus on the deep-threat playmaker on the last drive of the game.

You know something is going down when Rob Demovsky comes running out of the tunnel with a camera. Rodgers’ first collarbone injury in 2013 was a nightmare to cover. It seems every movement Rodgers made was logged and chronicled. So I’m not going to overreact to anything we saw on the field Sunday. However, it was good to see him throwing the ball with so much verve.

Ryan from Staten Island, NY

You have to like the toughness and grit that Jamaal Williams plays with. Even if the Packers can’t create some magic to end this year, it has to be exciting to think about this offense going forward with Montgomery, Jones, and Williams to run alongside No. 12.

You can see why Williams was so effective at BYU. He’s a sturdy, durable back who doesn’t shy away from contact. The most fascinating part of watching the offense with Montgomery, Jones and Williams this year is how each back has thrived with a different running style. Williams still is looking for that big run, but his 54-yard touchdown off the screen showed his explosiveness. The investment the Packers made in the backfield last offseason is paying off.

Bob from New Britain, CT

Which loss bothers you more? A loss like the one to the Ravens, or like the one to the Steelers (especially with the missed helmet-to-helmet penalty with time winding down)?

The Ravens loss because it was a missed opportunity. I thought the Packers played a whale of a game against the Steelers. In the end, the playmakers who have lifted Pittsburgh to a 9-2 record came through in the clutch. It happens. That’s a quality performance. The game against Baltimore was more discouraging because that was a winnable game if you protect the football.

Tom from Woodbury, MN

First I want to say, I appreciate you and Mike for being a voice Men’s Nike Houston Texans Will Fuller V Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey  of reason, and even-keeled. It really helps me keep objective. That said, I see this year and last year as an amazing job by Mike McCarthy. Keeping a team believing and working hard is not easy when adversity comes. This team goes out every week with the right attitude. That’s leadership, and leadership is what you need from a head coach.

That was m Houston Texans Youth Jersey y biggest takeaway from Sunday’s game. If you want to see how much this game meant to that locker room, bring up the tape of Jordy Nelson laying out for the first down on that late third-and-1. The wins haven’t been there. I’m not debating that, but the energy and passion is where it needs to be.

Pat from Paducah, KY

With the 21-14 lead, what was the rationale given for electing for the 57-yard FG attempt rather than punting and trying to pin Pittsburgh deep in their own territory and flip the field? I thought that drive woke up the beast.

McCarthy stood by the call at the podium Monday. He made the decision to seize momentum and a two-score lead at a critical time in the game. Ron Zook said Monday it was completely within range for Crosby, who McCarthy reiterated he has endless confidence in. The one thing McCarthy lamented was the loss of eight yards on the two sacks before the kick. If the kick is attempted from the 31, I don’t think we’re having this conversation.

Col from Ludlow, UK

Hard to tell, but it looked like Boswell’s game-winning field goal might have been good from 57 Will Fuller V Jersey  yards, which makes questioning McCarthy’s decision a bit rough. How did it look from your point of view?

Boswell certainly got all of it. That’s a big-time kick, especially after he missed the extra point early in the game. 

Ray from Clark, NJ

Mike responded to Adam from Cleveland with, “As bad as this feels, it’s gotta feel even worse in January.” Don’t we know what it feels like in January? 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, all walk-off losses.

Trust me. It happens to everyone. Just ask the 2012 49ers, 2014 Seahawks or 2016 Falcons. It’s what I t Shane Lechler Jersey hink makes the game beautiful, but also soul-crushing at times. It’s human chess and you only have one shot at everything. Every play, every yard matters.

Eric from St Paul, MN

Great game Sunday night, so close. I was wondering, what is the cause of the shorter punts in colder weather? Is it the kicker’s muscles not working as well? I find from Ultimate Frisbee that distance improves in colder weather (lower humidity leads to less resistance) but less curve control (less stuff in the air to work off of).

Muscle tension is one part of it, but I think the bigger issue is the decreased air pressure inside the football. While the volume remains the same, the pressure is lower. It’s an extreme example, but think about kicking a deflated football or driving a car with under-inflated tires.

Chris from Minneapolis, MN

Regarding the helmet-to-helmet hit on Hundley at the end of the game, could the official say that Hundley was a “runner” instead of a protected QB as soon as he tucked the ball and stepped up in the pocket?

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Stephen from Chicago, IL

Wes, after his late-game sack, did Watt’s expression as he turned around look less like celebration and more like panic, expecting a flag (or maybe just to see if he knocked the QB out)?

There definitely was that “Oh, fudge” moment on his face after the sack.

Dan from Chattanooga, TN

So on the last Pittsburgh play before the field goal, if no one had touched Bell once he laid down on the field, would the clock have continued to run? I doubt coaches train for that unlikely of a scenario, but I was curious.

Technically yes, but if I’m Morgan Burnett, my instincts are telling me get a negative-yardage play there. Four seconds is an eternity in real time.

Peter from Eagan, MN

How do you lose when the QB has a rating over 130 and plus-three in the turnover ratio? Last time that happened was 1940.

That’s crazy if it’s true. Takeaways are great. Points generated off takeaways are better. Execution.

Brett from Omro, WI

Except for one punt, it seemed like Vogel had a very good game with great hang time and distance. Did he seem to take a step forward?

He had some pivotal punts in the fourth quarter, making Pittsburgh earn every yard it generated. The Packers played with fire a bit punting to Brown in the middle of the field, but considering the conditions, Vogel stepped up with a 48.2 average and 46.4 net. If Vogel holds serve, he’s on pace to reset the franchise’s top net average.

Harry from Chandler, AZ

Drafting King was not a mistake. Not drafting Watt was. Instead of a good player at a position of need, we get two injured (when drafted) players. It may turn out to be a good draft three years from now but doesn’t help now. Your thoughts.

If you’re not drafting for three years from now, why are you drafting at all? The debate serves no purpose now. The Packers wanted a cornerback. Anyone who watched what happened in the secondary last season can understand why.

Ryan from Bloomer, WI

I couldn’t stop watching the Talib-Crabtree fight. Part of me wants them to fight it out like a hockey fight, the other part thinks it’s a disgrace and they should be suspended for a year. Which side of me is right?

We love conflict. Watch any sport. Anytime a fight breaks out, people are going to drop what they’re doing and watch it. I think it’s some primal instinct that’s engrained into all of us. Was it unnecessary? Absolutely. Was it the only thing on TV this morning? Absolutely.

John from Apopka, FL

Wes, does Spoff always have the Monday morning honors of answering the tough “day-after armchair QB questions” or do you take some of the heat off of him and do it occasionally?

It fits better with our schedules and Spoff is a faster writer than I am. He can get it done at a reasonable hour during the night games, so you guys can get your AM Inbox fix. Plus, it makes sense since he handles a majority of our “big-picture” coverage after games.

Mark from Bettendorf, IA

Le’Veon Bell. Wow.

A lot was made out of Brown’s game, but Bell is the straw stirring that offense. He constantly falls forward whether it’s carrying the ball or catching it out of the backfield. The Packers didn’t allow him to escape for a big gain, but the guy just eats yards. He’s a 60-minute headache.

Brendan from Beaver Falls, PA

I was at the pep rally in Pittsburgh this past Saturday night with my daughter and had a great time. Got to meet Wes and Mike and wanted to again say thanks, especially to Wes, for taking the time to talk with me and for being very gracious. Keep up the great work fellas, and here’s to many more lunchtimes with the Inbox.

You the man, Brendan. It was great to meet you guys. Thanks for coming out and following our coverage. I hope you have a great time in Cleveland. Maybe see you there.

Derek from Eau Claire, WI

Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned Packers season. No, no. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm run-the-table emergency here. We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest season since the last time Packer Nation thought the playoff chances were gone. And when Rodgers squeezes his head through his shoulder pads Week 15, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of cheeseheads this side of the nuthouse.

Still five games to go. The show ain’t over.



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Marjorie from Roseville, CA

It was a hard one to lose. We were there to the last second and our guys never gave up.

They don’t get much tougher. The Packers were done in by two future Hall of Famers making an amazing play. What are ya gonna do?

Darren from Kingston, Canada

What a game – entertaining yet heartbreaking. What a performance by all three phases against one of the top NFL teams in their own backyard. What a rebound for Hundley. What do you think is one of the most important take-home messages for the team after this game?

Now they know what it looks like on offense. It’s just about putting together one more drive. The next step for Hundley is to follow this up. He didn’t do that after Chicago.

Alan from Nixon, Ontario

I’m kind of scratching my head, Mike. How did the Pack lose this game? QB rating was good, turnovers were in the plus. What do you think was the biggest reason the Pack lost?

Because the Steelers are probably going to the Super Bowl.

Chris from West Plains, MO

Man, is it getting salty out there on the internet. Hundley puts out a stellar performance for his fifth game playing with live ammo and he still gets dragged through the mud like he’s Snidley Whiplash, tying people to tracks. Honestly, how much does this negativity affect a young quarterback’s play? We talk about mental toughness, moving on from losses, and hitting the pavement the next day, but with the immediacy of social media and the ability to tweet directly to a player, this has got to affect him some, right? I don’t like losses, but is loyalty dead?

I sure hope not. There are no moral victories in the NFL, but if you can’t appreciate an effort like that, something’s wrong. I’m sure there are Pittsburgh fans who aren’t enjoying the win because a backup QB came into their house and took them to the wire. It’s the way of (some parts of) the world.

Walter from Long Beach, CA

Win or lose, that was the game with the most class I have seen this season. Only seven total penalties, and a down-to-the-wire finish? The respect shown between these franchises, coaches, and players is noteworthy and is an example for the rest of the league. I wish every game was that exemplary of what this sport is about. Anyone who is hating on the Pack or the Steelers is a fool. That was awesome football, and it is why we watch the game.

That game was the NFL in a nutshell. It reaffirmed that it’s a week-to-week, any-given-Sunday, who-knows league, though I wouldn’t have minded an eighth penalty there with about a minute left.

Ryan from Chiang Mai, Thailand

Why use instant replay at all if it can’t be used to call an obvious helmet-to-helmet hit on a quarterback?

I will continue to say it until I’m blue in the face. I don’t think the NFL can be taken seriously about these player-safety issues if it’s not going to use replays to get the calls correct. Watt will probably get fined, but the Packers would rather have the 15 yards and a drive-starting first down.

Drake from Portland, OR

I think the reason the Packers lost was, simply, the Steelers were a better team. Hundley and the rest of the team played great, and playing like that would have beaten many teams, but the Steelers are one of the best teams. Such a great effort put out there by the Packers, and I’m very proud of them despite the loss. Playoffs are not happening at this point, but seeing Hundley continue to develop over the next few games should be fun.

The shame of it is an offensive performance last week even barely resembling this one would have beaten Baltimore, and the Packers’ season would have a whole different look to it right now. Green Bay’s odds are long, yes, but until 10 wins are no longer possible, no reason to wave a white flag.

Joe from Asbury, IA

Looks like we have ourselves Run The Table 2.0. With Atlanta and Carolina sitting with seven and eight wins already do you believe 10-6 would even get the Packers in IF somehow they did get the job done?

Both of those teams play the Vikings the next two weeks, and the big three in the NFC South are playing each other a bunch down the stretch. That division still might get both wild cards, but nothing’s a given based on the schedule.

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Should I feel encouraged or discouraged? I really don’t know how I feel after this game.

It was there for the taking. No getting around that. I can understand both.

Matt from Minneapolis, MN

The TV sideline reporters and network commentators fill the fans in on a lot of details during the game. How much information does a team get regarding the opposing team’s injuries and player statuses as they occur during the game?

Anything that is reported in the press box or on the TV broadcast can easily be relayed to the field.

Connor from 999 Oaks, CA

When is the front office going to stop protecting McCarthy? Packers shouldn’t have had a chance entering this game, yet they should have won. McCarthy more than anyone else needs to be fired.

If you’re being facetious, bravo. If not, I hope you realize how ridiculous you sound. As always, there are arguments regarding strategic decisions, but McCarthy obviously had plenty to do with getting the team to bounce back and play a game like that when no one outside their own locker room gave them a chance to win.

Rick from Calumet, MI

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That would be the crux of it for the players – will the league continue to test for it?

Mark from Gillett, WI

When does Rodgers begin practicing? Off IR?

It was interesting watching him throw at Heinz Field a few hours before k Jean Beliveau Jersey ickoff. You wouldn’t know anything is wrong with his arm. He was placed on IR Oct. 20, so the six weeks of missed practice runs out this coming Friday. As has been reported, the first game he’d be eligible to play in is Week 15 at Carolina.

Dean from Leavenworth, IN

Mike, another classic weekend in college football. What’s your prediction on the top eight in the CFP ranking this week? I’ll be interested how the committee sees it on Tuesday.

It’s not Tuesday’s rankings that will matter, of course, but all the scenarios that could play out after next Saturday. I think Alabama’s loss will benefit the SEC and get the Crimson Tide plus the Auburn-Georgia winner in. That leaves only two spots. One goes to Clemson with a win over Miami. If that happens, I think the last spot goes to Wisconsin with a win over Ohio State, or to Oklahoma with a win over TCU. If Clemson loses, Wisconsin and Oklahoma could both get in. If Clemson, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma all lose, heaven help us.

Ryan from Rosedale, Canada

Mike, I know situations are a little different, but I couldn’t help but feel that that was our 2010 Patriots game. Did it have that look or am I just being too optimistic?

It had that look, but this one was much earlier, leaving five must-win games, plus some help, to get in the playoffs. After the New England game in 2010, the Packers had just two games left and didn’t need any outside help. The task is much, much taller this time.

Paul from Milwaukee, WI

Spoff, in Friday’s meeting with the defensive coaches, Joe Whitt Jr. mentioned that Kevin King was willing to “throw it” this week in practice. What did he mean specifically?

His shoulder. He means King was punching with that arm to jam at the line of scrimmage, and was willing to use it to tackle. Dom Capers said the coaching staff felt King was playing with one arm at Chicago, which is why he got last week off. Based on him going in and out of the game Sunday night, it’s an issue that isn’t going away until the offseason.

Matt from Rewey, WI

On the play before the field goal, would the Steelers be able to call a timeout if the Packers don’t touch him down before the clock expires, since Bell gave himself up?

Yes.

Gary from Belle Mead, NJ

Overall an impressive performance by the Packers. Other than taking a few sacks he shouldn’t have, Hundley played a nearly perfect game. Special-teams penalties, coverage issues, and a very poor decision by MM to kick a 57-yard field goal made it an uphill battle for the defense. I’m at a loss to see how the defense could have done much more. Too many weapons. Cover well on the back end and Ben just dumps it to Bell for a first down. Single coverage on Brown and it’s a big play over the top. I hope the team takes this as a positive despite the outcome and uses it going forward. Do you get that sense or is there any feeling of futility creeping in?

Futility? Absolutely not. Your analysis of the difficulty defending Pittsburgh’s offense is spot on. My only problem with how the Packers played defensively was they missed too many tackles on those short dump-offs to Bell. But he wouldn’t be Le’Veon Bell if he got tackled by the first guy every time. The second-and-20 after Daniels’ 10-yard sack early in the fourth quarter was the defense’s biggest missed opportunity. The stop at midfield late in the fourth wins the game a lot of times.

Steven from Tampa, FL

Why is McCarthy so conservative with a tie game, over a minute on the clock and two timeouts before the half? I felt they ne Montreal Canadiens eded to be aggressive with those opportunities being the unanimous underdogs. It seems they didn’t play to win the game; rather played to keep it close and hope for the best.

I don’t understand the criticism regarding the end of the first half. We all saw at the end of the game how little time the Steelers needed to get points, so being too aggressive could easily have led to a halftime deficit there. A young QB, coming off a four-turnover game, had played a solid first half and was on his own 10-yard line. No reason to take a risk given that field position.

Craig from St. Paul, MN

One of the most famous losses in Vikings history was the “take a knee” to end the first half in the NFC Championship loss to Atlanta. While overshadowed by their kicker’s first miss of the season to cost them the game, their prolific offense was not allowed to try and score to end the half. Same here? Except for prolific. Another winnable game thrown away. Do you think the Pack should hire an extra game manager coach to help the head coach out in the final minutes of both halves?

Don’t let the facts get in the way of your narrative. With the Vikings up 20-7 in the ’98 NFC title game, Randall Cunningham was sacked and fumbled inside his own 20 in the last minute of the first half. The Falcons needed just one play to score to get within 20-14 at intermission. The Vikings got greedy and paid for it. They then took a knee in the final minute of regulation with the score tied precisely because of what had happened at the end of the first half. But yes, it was all overshadowed by Gary Anderson’s lone missed kick on the year.

Markus from Aurora, CO

Tough ending in Pittsburgh. Offense looked good when they moved forward, but disappointed on getting points on the board off the turnovers. Pass defense had trouble when Big Ben had time to throw, but forced turnovers. I think the team’s arrow is pointing slightly up despite this loss. Too optimistic?

Not at all. As mentioned, the Steelers could go to the Super Bowl from an AFC that may have only two upper-echelon contenders, though I think the Chargers are a legitimate sleeper right now. I thought the pass rushers mostly played it straight, so as not to open up scrambling lanes for Big Ben. That approach will make sacks harder to come by. The Pa Customized Canadiens Jersey ckers sorely needed more than just the seven points off three turnovers. They never seized the momentum to the extent they could have.

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Outrageous sideline catch sets up an unbelievable field goal to win it as time expires. So that’s what that feels like.

As bad as this feels, it’s gotta feel even worse in January.

Andrew from Valparaiso, IN

I’m heartbroken. It’s hard not to be. But I truly believe these games are building a better team. All of these players are having chances to shine and learn to play and win without Aaron Rodgers. This can only be good for them when he comes back, even if that’s 2018. I really believe these are a special group of guys.

The last time Rodgers missed half a season, the next year was a pretty good one.


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PITTSBURGH – The Steelers got a second-quarter touchdown and made up  Toronto Blue Jays for their missed PAT with a two-point conversion to tie the game at 14 at halftime on Sunday night at Heinz Field.

Here’s a recap of the first half.

First quarter:

The Packers scored on their first two possessions and got one turnover on defense in the first quarter as they took a 14-6 lead over the Steelers.

The Packers won the toss and deferred. WR Martavis Bryant returned the opening kickoff 38 yards to the Pittsburgh 41, and QB Ben Roethlisberger hit WR Antonio Brown for 20 yards on the game’s first snap.

A 10-yard pass to Bryant and an 11-yard run by RB Le’Veon Bell got the Steelers int Men’s Toronto Blue Jays 19 Paul Molitor Authentic Mitchell and Ness Home White Throwback Jersey o the red zone. On third-and-6 from the 14, Roethlisberger found TE Jesse James on a quick screen for 10 yards. The Packers stopped them on three plays from inside the 5-yard line, but on fourth-and-goal from the 1, Roethlisberger’s shovel pass to TE Xavier Grimble was good for the TD.

K Chris Boswell was wide left on the extra point, leaving the score 6-0 with 8:14 left in the quarter.

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Roethlisberger got the Steelers moving again on a 17-y Kevin Pillar Jersey ard pass to James on third-and-5, one snap after James dropped a wide-open ball over the middle. On the next third down, CB Damarious Randall stepped in front of WR Eli Rogers for a diving interception. He was ruled down by contact after a replay review of his return for a TD, and the Packers took over on their own 45.

Three snaps later, on third-and-9, Hundley threw a screen pass to Williams, who raced up the field untouched for a 54-yard touchdown, putting the Packers up 14-6 with 1:22 left in the quarter.

Pittsburgh faced third-and-1 from its own 30 as the quarter expired.

Second quarter:

Roethlisberger hit Brown for a 2-yard gain to convert on third-and-short to open the second quarter. A 13-yard pass to Brown picked up another first down, but on the ensuing third-and-5, Roethlisberger was tackled by LB Kyler Fackrell 2 yards short of the first down on a scramble, and the Steelers punted.

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Hundley scrambled for 6 yards on third down to move the sticks, but Cobb was stopped on the next third down on a shovel pass, and the Packers punted again. It was also announced that Packers rookie CB Kevin King was questionable to return with a shoulder injury, which kept King out of last week’s game as well.

Bell picked up 8 yards on a shovel pass, and then 6 and 3 on runs to take it down to the two-minute warning. Roethlisberger scrambled for 14 yards to get across midfield. On third-and-7 from the 43, the pass to Brown, guarded by CB Davon House, was incomplete.

WR Trevor Davis fair-caught the Pittsburgh punt on the Green Bay 10 with 1:06 on the clock. Williams ran for 12 yards and gained 5 on a screen, and the Packers called timeout with 37 seconds left. After one more run, the Packers let the clock run out.

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GREEN BAY – Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ pregame throwing session at Heinz Field on Sunday night was a Toronto Blue Jays  planned part of his rehab, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy is still giving no timetable on when he might return to the practice field.

“Everything they’re doing is calculated between the training room, the strength and conditioning room, and Aaron, as you would imagine, he’s going at it 120 miles an hour,” McCarthy said on Monday. “So far, so good.”

Placed on injured reserve Oct. 20 following surgery on the broken collarbone in his throwing shoulder, Rodgers is eligible to return to practice at the end of this week, but McCarthy did not say whether that would happen.

“There are targets they’re trying to hit each and every week,” McCarthy said of Rodgers’ rehab. “It’s segmented. The A-number-one priority is to get him healthy. Practice is not something we’re focused on right now.”

Rodgers is not eligible to play in a game until Dec. 17 at Carolina, at the earliest, which leaves a minimum of two more games for Brett Hundley to run the offense, beginning this Sunday against Tampa Bay.

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“Some repeated mistakes, we need to do a better job, but he did some really good things in pass protection,” McCarthy said of Spriggs, the 2016 second-round draft pick out of Indiana. “The run game was not as good as his pass protection, but it’s great to have him back out there.”

The backfield also soon could get rookie Aaron Jones back alongside new workhorse and fellow rookie Jamaal Williams.

Jones (knee) has missed the last two games and McCarthy said he may get a Marcus Stroman Jersey  “possible trial return” to practice on Wednesday this week.

With Ty Montgomery (ribs) also missing the last two games, Williams compiled 47 touches against Baltimore and Pittsburgh (39 rushes, eight receptions) for 230 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.

“I think he’s handling it well,” offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said of Williams’ h Marco Estrada Jersey efty workload. “I know he’s excited to get that opportunity. We n Youth Majestic Flexbase Authentic 25 Marco Estrada Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey eed to improve and build on some of the success he’s had, but he’s been a very consistent player for us.”

Hundley is suffering no ill effects from the helmet hit he took while getting sacked by Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watt late in the fourth quarter Sunday night. He was checked out and is fine.

McCarthy pointed to Hundley’s decision-making as the facet of his game that improved the most in throwing for 24 Men’s Toronto Blue Jays 19 Paul Molitor Authentic Mitchell and Ness Home White Throwback Jersey 5 yards and three touchdowns, with no turnovers, against the Steelers.

“That will always be the area of game experience there’s no substitute for,” McCarthy said. “The discipline of the position is extraordinary. A small mistake in quarterback play could be a critical error in the game, and that’s what you have to stay away from.

“Clearly his decision-making was much better. I thought he played with a lot of confidence, and he managed a salty environment there with the crowd noise.”

McCarthy also defended his decision to try a 57-yard field goal in the third quarter with a 21-14 lead, saying the Packers “needed the points” with how explosive Pittsburgh’s offense is.

Special teams coordinator Ron Zook confirmed that the kick was at the edge of kicker Mason Crosby’s range, based on pregame warmups. The Packers had been closer, with a first down on the 31-yard line, but two sacks on the next series pushed them back to the 39 on fourth down.

The missed kick gave the Steelers great field position at their own 47, which they converted into a tying touchdown, but McCarthy doesn’t regret the call.

“If I’m guilty of anything, it’s having great confidence in Mason Crosby,” McCarthy said. “I don’t second guess it. It’s a chance to go up two scores.

“The first-, second- and third-down things leading up to the field goal I’m more upset about than anything. That’s where my focus is.”

It’s also squarely on where the Packers stand at 5-6 with five games to play. Given there are seven teams in the NFC with seven or more victories right now, winning out appears to be the only way the Packers can give themselves a chance at a postseason berth.

“Six losses, it is what it is,” McCarthy said. “At the end of the day, if you don’t get to 10 wins, there’s nothing else to talk about. We’re at five. We need to get to six.”