The final play will get all the scrutiny all day today.
But for the Packers moving forward, they better spend a lot of time looking at all the ones when they had the ball leading up to the disputed simultaneous catch which cost them a game in Seattle.
“I thought the offense didn’t do our part in the first half,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, via Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I should have adjusted plans earlier. I’ll take responsibility for that.”
The Packers scored 12 points in the loss, with just one touchdown.
They gained a meager, by their standards, 268 yards, only 87 of them coming in the first half. Their first five possessions ended in punts.
Perhaps the most mind-blowing number is the eight sacks allowed, all in the first half.
They had exactly one play of longer than 20 yards, a 31-yard pass to tight end Jermichael Finley.
“Frustrating,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “Couldn’t get in a rhythm.”
They haven’t been able to all year.
The Packers have just four offensive touchdowns in three games, although they have played defenses which rank first (Seahawks), fifth (Bears) and 11th (49ers) in points allowed.
That’s why as frustrating as the final play will remain, they have other issues to worry about.
“Shouldn’t have been in that position,” said Rodgers, the man from whom so much more is expected.