Packers Win, But It Isn’t Pretty

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Kenn Hoekstra in NFL
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If Vince Lombardi was right and winning is the only thing that matters, then the Green Bay Packers should feel pretty good about themselves after Sunday's 26-0 victory over the Detroit Lions.á A look beyond the scoreboard (and Lombardi's famous truism), however, reveals a sordid tale of underlying problems besieging the victorious Packers. Penalties

The Packers were penalized 13 times on Sunday for 130 yards. The first of these infractions came on the opening kickoff, wiping out a 98-yard touchdown return by kick returner Jordy Nelson.á The most egregious offender was veteran left tackle Chad Clifton, back in the starting lineup following an ankle injury, who committed two false starts and two illegal formation penalties before hobbling off the field late in the game. Turnovers ...

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