Coming off a recent five-game losing streak, the Green Bay Packers hosted the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans on Thursday night looking to build some momentum.
They had managed to defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and needed another win to prove it wasn’t a fluke.
But the Packers’ offensive woes continued, as they played from behind all night and had trouble converting in third-down situations with the game on the line.
The Titans’ 27-17 win tied them with the Miami Dolphins for the second-best record in the AFC at 7-3, while Green Bay fell to 4-7.
Fans poured onto Twitter to give their thoughts on what transpired, and at least one fan felt the Packers’ win over Dallas was indeed a fluke.
Greenbay decided not to suck for one night, just so they wouldn't lose to the Cowboys.
— Dexy (@Milfblocked) November 18, 2022
This man put the blame on Green Bay’s anemic offense, which only managed 271 total yards of offense.
Tbh the defense did their thing and stopped Henry. Joe Barry though was crucial as to why the Titian’s were able to drive down the field. Rodgers missed a lot of throws and some drives were terrible. The Packers beat themselves. It was a frustrating loss to say the least
— Michael (Packers 4-7🧀) (@MSteps_) November 18, 2022
This fan put some of the blame on the referees.
Extraordinarily bad game management with time outs hurt the Packers (again).
Refs missed several huge calls that went against the Packers & could have easily changed the outcome of the game.
Nixon should be returning ALL kicks & punts. They started Cobb at PR for some reason.
— Packers Prophet (@PackersProphet) November 18, 2022
Then, of course, there were those who blamed head coach Matt LaFleur, something that has gone on for much of the season.
I’m glad you mentioned Matt LaFleur. He is supposed to be this genius coach, but I never see him make adjustments to the game plan and his record is clearly inflated by the presence of Rodgers. He is completely overrated. #Packers
— Robin Byrd (@RobinByrd3) November 18, 2022
Matt LaFleur gets out coached every single game. Boring and predictable play calling. Dude can’t rally a team at all. Maybe time for him to go if not this season definitely next if the team sucks again. #packerslose #Packers #PackersFan
— Trenton Howe (@TrentonHowe) November 18, 2022
On the other side, this Titans fan loved what he has been seeing defensively.
— Mickey Ryan (@MickeyRyan1045) November 18, 2022
Green Bay Needs Its Wide Receivers To Step Up If It Has Any Hope Of Making The Playoffs
Perhaps the one bright spot for Green Bay was rookie wide receiver Christian Watson, who scored two touchdowns and had 48 yards on four catches.
On Sunday versus the Cowboys, he had 107 yards and three touchdowns, and the Packers desperately need him to maintain that type of production.
Their upcoming schedule is brutal, as they will take on the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles on the road next Sunday, the Miami Dolphins on Christmas Day and the rival Minnesota Vikings the following week.