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James Jones says Packers knew at halftime they’d come back and win

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Much has been made of the Cowboys blowing a 26-3 lead against the Packers.  But the Packers haven’t gotten much credit for erasing the 23-point deficit.

Receiver James Jones told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that the Packers were determined at intermission to come back and win the game.

“When we walked into the locker room at halftime, every single person that walked into that locker room was yelling and screaming, ‘Get it in your head, get it in your mind right now, we are going to win this game.  We are going to come back and win this game.’  Nobody was in there moping, nobody came in there sad.  ‘What are we going to do?  We’re losing.’  Everybody was upbeat like, ‘Let’s just get our stuff together and come out and win the game.’  It rubbed off on everybody and we came out of halftime with a lot of energy and played Packer football.  An unbelievable win for us.”

Fueling the win was a couple of catches from guys who typically don’t catch the football.

“Oh man, them two dudes,” Jones said.  “I think they had my gloves on.  Those are two great plays. . . .  They’re DBs for a reason; they can’t really catch with their hands but those two dudes reached out there and caught the ball with their hands.  Tramon Williams and Sam Shields both made great catches.  Tough catches for receivers so it was unbelievable, and we needed it at that time to go down there and win the game.”

Only two more wins stand in the way of a fifth straight playoff appearance for the Packers.  And quarterback Aaron Rodgers may be back on Sunday against the Steelers.

“He’s looked great at practice,” Jones said.  He’s looked like Aaron . . . throwing the ball, slinging it, real confident.  He’s looked good.”

But Jones clammed up when asked about the percentage of practice reps Rodgers took with the first-team offense.

“You’re going to have to ask [coach] Mike [McCarthy] that one,” Jones said.  “I’m like [G.M.] Ted Thompson right now with my poker face on.  I plead the Fifth on everything.”

On Friday, McCarthy will waive his right to remain silent when it comes to the identity of the starting quarterback.  If it’s Rodgers, the Packers will have a better chance to make it back to the postseason.

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18 Responses to “James Jones says Packers knew at halftime they’d come back and win”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 19, 2013 8:17 PM

    Thompson’s poker face is just his normal face. But it has a tendancy to make the people sitting around the table throw in their cards and get up to leave.

  2. sdsmooth says: Dec 19, 2013 8:26 PM

    I knew since week 1 that the Vikings would suck.

  3. f1restarter says: Dec 19, 2013 8:38 PM

    Now, if they can just go in with that attitude at the start of the game instead of waiting until halftime. The Packers would roll over everyone like a bus over an ice cream cone.

  4. glennsyank13 says: Dec 19, 2013 8:43 PM

    sdsmooth says: Dec 19, 2013 8:26 PM

    I knew since week 1 that the Vikings would suck.

    ——–

    Of what year?

  5. footballislife01 says: Dec 19, 2013 8:43 PM

    It is now Thursday and Green Bay is still celebrating last week. They may want to move on or they will be talking about losing.

  6. stellarperformance says: Dec 19, 2013 8:44 PM

    Positive thinking is a powerful thing. That’s why Packer fans never give up. Draft position? Who gives a crap. If the season tanks, get up and try again next year…..but don’t ever quit.

    I’ve just explained the difference between Packer fans and Viking fans, in case you didn’t recognize it.

  7. footballislife01 says: Dec 19, 2013 8:44 PM

    Florio you also may want to look at the upcoming week. You live in the past.

  8. 49er33 says: Dec 19, 2013 9:58 PM

    James Jones has butter fingers last I checked, and he says the DB had his gloves?…

  9. tremoluxman says: Dec 19, 2013 9:58 PM

    The Plowboys lost the game, the Packers didn’t win it.

  10. whatjusthapped says: Dec 19, 2013 9:59 PM

    Character is what you need to come from behind for two straight wins. I don’t know what you call it when you lose 5 games in the last 30 seconds or less other than the Minnesota Vikings.

  11. jebsta16 says: Dec 19, 2013 10:09 PM

    Too bad Jennings didn’t bring this attitude with him to Minnesota, they suck.

  12. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Dec 19, 2013 11:29 PM

    Correction*

    “We knew at halftime that Dallas was going to hand us that game on a silver platter and in the end we’ll end up with a win”

    You’re welcome.

  13. bla bla bla says: Dec 20, 2013 12:01 AM

    glennsyank13 says:
    Dec 19, 2013 8:43

    sdsmooth says: Dec 19, 2013 8:26 PM

    I knew since week 1 that the Vikings would suck.

    ——–

    Of what year?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Why 1961, of course.

  14. ugadogs21 says: Dec 20, 2013 12:07 AM

    Ya Think James! Us Cowboys fans knew it too.

  15. GenXJay says: Dec 20, 2013 5:53 AM

    is someone going too hook up Jolly with some meds or what?

  16. wisconsinhillfolk says: Dec 20, 2013 8:22 AM

    For a .500 team that tied the Vikings, these guys simply will not shut up.

  17. shlort says: Dec 20, 2013 8:31 AM

    I highly doubt Jones was talking about the Dallas game because he was celebrating it on Thursday still. He was asked a question and answered it. They are preparing for this weeks game just like everyone else in the league.

    On a side note, a win like that will obviously create a certain amount of confidence that they can get the job done on Sundays.

  18. buyamericanonly says: Dec 20, 2013 8:55 AM

    In other news, James also knows the sky is blue and the sun rises every day in the morning.

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