Monday night rewind : Packers Insider

Monday night rewind

December 8, 2009 by  
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Dec 8, 2009
By Matt Bowen, National Football Post

Matt Bowen breaks down his game notes from Monday night’s 27-14 Packers win over the Ravens at Lambeau Field and looks at some of the key aspects of the game from a scheme perspective.

Jermichael Finley in the red zone   At the end of the first half, the Packers used two classic red-zone routes and game planning to get Jermichael Finley into situations he could win. On the first play, the Packers came out in Zebra personnel (3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB) and aligned in a 3×1 set to the field. The Ravens were in man coverage, and Green Bay ran the Double China-7 route, which consists of two China routes (two quick in-routes at a depth of five yards) along with Finley running the 7-route (or flag route) over the top. Since the Ravens were in man coverage, the corner and the nickel corner drive the China routes, while the strong safety is left alone with free safety help in the middle of the field. But Finley breaks his route away from the middle-of-the-field help, gains leverage on the strong safety and provides an easy target for QB Aaron Rodgers.

On the goal-line fade, the Packers knew from their film study that the Ravens will play man coverage….   F ull story here

"Mr. Monday Night" Jermichael Finley dives into the end zone for one of his two touchdowns on the night.

"Mr. Monday Night" Jermichael Finley dives into the end zone for one of his two touchdowns on the night.

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