Forget for a minute the Detroit Lions abusing the Green Bay Packers’ front four for 190 yards rushing on 41 carries, if you can. Forget the four sacks, the dominance over the running game, and the utter havoc wreaked on the offensive line by the Lions’ front four.
Forget the 73-yard-oh-wait-how-is-that-not-a-touchdown perpetuated by Greg Jennings, the failed fourth-and-one pass, and everything else but Andrew Quarless’s fumble.
How in the hell have the Packers been fumbling so often this season? And I don’t mean quarterbacks or running backs, either. Our vaunted corps of WRs has been coughing up the football at an astonishing rate this season.
Let’s take a look at the numbers:
Bills: James Jones, John Kuhn. Both are recovered by Packers.
Bears: Jones’ infamous fumble on the final drive leads to a Bears victory.
Lions: Jordy Nelson loses two fumbles, both on kickoff returns.
Redskin: Donald Lee coughs it up on the second play from scrimmage.
Vikings: None by receivers, but Brandon Jackson does recover his own fumble.
Jets: None. Hey, we’re on a roll!
Cowboys: Jones fumbles for the third time, but it was a rout, right? Who cares.
Vikings: None. Wait, is this all just smoke and mirrors?
Falcons: Holy sheet, I guess not. Jennings fumbles twice and Rodgers fumbles twice, losing one.