Just when it looked like the Green Bay Packers were going to pull out a win for the first time this season at Lambeau Field, disaster struck. The offensive line hadn't messed up all day long. But when it counted, Rams defensive end Leonard Little beat Packers tackle Mark Tauscher to the outside, sacked Brett Favre and forced a fumble of the Packers quarterback and beat the Packers 23-20.
The Packers did enough good things that could have warranted a victory. The offensive line gave Favre time to throw and opened holes for Noah Herron's 20-carry, 106-yard, 1-touchdown performance. Defensively, the Packers bent but didn't break most of the day. They played well enough to win, yet didn't. Usually the sign of a team that's snake bitten, a team that's been losing for so long that they usually find ways to lose.
The Packers did have their faults yesterday. Rookie AJ Hawk dropped an interception and veteran defensive back Al Harris had an even easier one go through his hands. The Packers defense still can't seem to settle on 11 players on the field at the same time. They've had problems with their numbers, both 10 and 12 players on the field on given plays. It's something that just shouldn't happen in the NFL, but its happening to the Packers.
The Packers are getting closer, but this is the NFL and close doesn't count. So it'll be a long two weeks before the Packers next get a chance at their 2nd win when they face the Dolphins in Miami.