Not the prettiest…but…it was a shutout : Packers Insider

Not the prettiest…but…it was a shutout

October 19, 2009 by  
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By Robert McGinn, Journal Sentinel
Oct. 19th, 2009

Green Bay —
The crowd of 70,801 ambled out of Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon wondering what the 26-0 pasting of the Detroit Lions meant for the well-being of the Green Bay Packers.

Next Sunday, Packer Nation probably won’t know much more because the Cleveland Browns, the next cupcake on Green Bay’s schedule, appear every bit as punchless as the hapless Lions.

Old Reliable Chad Clifton's return from injury didn't last long. On a horrible playcall at the Lions 3-yard line, the Packers tried to get cute and go play-action, with Rodgers hanging onto the ball too long again, getting sacked, and fumbling the ball away.

Old Reliable Chad Clifton's return from injury didn't last long. On a horrible playcall at the Lions 3-yard line, the Packers tried to get cute and go play-action, with Rodgers hanging onto the ball too long again, getting sacked, and fumbling the ball away.

It’s almost as if exhibition football, when fans yearn for answers but realize there aren’t any, has reappeared on back-to-back October afternoons.

Patience, people. Two weeks hence, the Minnesota Vikings will be in Lambeau, and at that time the Packers will declare themselves as playoff contenders or playoff charlatans.

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