For the second consecutive week, the Packers had the ball in their hands in the fourth quarter and a chance at what they thought could be a big win over one of the NFL’s best teams. And for the second consecutive week, the Packers dropped the ball.
Last week Packers kickoff returner Ty Montgomery fumbled to blow a chance at a last-minute comeback, resulting in Montgomery getting traded to the Ravens. And on Sunday night, the Packers had what appeared to be a great opportunity to score and take the lead at New England in the fourth quarter, only to have Aaron Jones fumble to set up the Patriots’ winning touchdown.
It’s been a frustrating season for Rodgers and the Packers. They’re now 3-4-1 at the halfway point, and looking up in the NFC North standings at the 5-3 Bears and 5-3-1 Vikings. It’s going to be an uphill climb for Green Bay to make the playoffs.