Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals:
Adam Czech here in place of Jersey Al for this week’s first impressions. Al is still dealing with the fallout from Superstorm Sandy and has ordered me to climb down off my deer stand, watch this week’s game, and write about it.
I said, “Yes sir!” So, here is my unfitered game day running blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today: CB Sam Shields, WR Greg Jennings, S Charles Woodson, LB Frank Zombo, RB John Kuhn, DL Jerel Worthy, LB Nick Perry.
Inactive for Cardinals today: QB Kevin Kolb, WR LaRon Byrd, CB Greg Toler, LB Jamaal Westerman, G Senio Kelemete, G Adam Snyder, TE Todd Heap.
Welcome back, Jordy Nelson.
Rich Ohrnberger is starting for Adam Snyder at guard for the second game in a row. Snyder is not good and I can’t imagine Ohrnberger is any better. Not good news for a Cardinals’ o-line that is one of the worst in the league.
Aaron Rodgers told Pam Oliver before the game that last week’s “flat” win over the Jags was good for the Packers and hopefully gets the team to up their energy. We shall see.
Packers vs. Cardinals – First Impressions – First Half:
Great kickoff by Crosby, using the sideline to pin the Cards inside their own 20.
Unlike last week, the crowd sounded lively on the third down on the Cards first series. Mike Neal burries Skelton and the Cards have to punt.
More great special teams play gets the Packers to the Cards’ 20.
Starks starting over Green…looked a little indecisive on his first carry. Cut that thing upfield, James.
Once again the offense falls flat on the opening possession and Crosby shanks a FG. Crosby is becoming serious problem, not just something to give Jersey Al a hard time about.
Brad Jones matched against Larry Fitzgerald is a terrible idea, but it worked this time and the Cards have to punt again.
Switched to Bears-Titans during the commercial and a Titans DB dropped a pick-six from Cutler. Bears are so damn lucky.