Plenty of blame to go around in Green Bay Packers’ loss to Washington Redskins : Packers Insider

Plenty of blame to go around in Green Bay Packers’ loss to Washington Redskins

October 10, 2010 by  
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Oct 10, 2010 ~ by Mike Vandermause

~Donald Driver takes losing hard, and he was in no mood to sugarcoat the Green Bay Packers’ 16-13 overtime defeat against the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field.

With Rodgers suffering a possible concussion on his final play, QB Matt Flynn might be called on next Sunday versus the Dolphins.

“I’ll be the first one to say that I lost the game,” said a dejected Driver, who dropped four passes that contributed to a sluggish offensive performance.

But to lay the blame for the Packers’ bitter-tasting loss on Driver wouldn’t be right. His miscues were only part of why the Packers suffered their fifth consecutive overtime loss under coach Mike McCarthy.

Despite suffering a rash of injuries, the Packers had a chance to prevail if not for an agonizing assortment of blunders.

“The one thing we know is that we let this one slip away,” Driver said.

Mason Crosby missed a pair of second-half field goals. An Aaron Rodgers overtime pass thrown behind Greg Jennings was intercepted and set up the Redskins’ winning field goal. Protection breakdowns led to three Redskins second-half sacks, and a harried Rodgers couldn’t get the offense in sync.

But the mistake-prone Packers set the tone much earlier than that. On their second play from scrimmage, Jermichael Finley was lost for the game with a leg injury when he attempted to tackle Redskins safety Kareem Moore, who recovered Donald Lee’s fumble.

“I ain’t a defensive player,” said Finley, who regrets trying to make the tackle. “I shouldn’t have done it.”

It’s safe to say that had Lee not fumbled, Finley wouldn’t have gotten hurt, and the Packers’ offense would have been much more efficient.

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