The same mistakes that the Green Bay Packers made in weeks 1, 2 and 3, they made again yesterday in week 4. They turned it over 4-times, three by interception and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went on to beat the Packers 30-21 in Tampa.
The Bucs turned the 4 turnovers into 21 points and never looked back from there. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, “It's unacceptable for us to do the fundamental things wrong week after week.” “We need to get it fixed.
Since week 13 of the 2006 season, Mike McCarthy's Packers have never lost two-straight, until back to back losses to the Cowboys and the Buccaneers over the last two weeks. The Packers had gone 20-4 during that stretch. To make matters worse, the Packers may not have their starting quarterback to lean on. Rodgers left the game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury.
Then throw in the fact that the Packers haven't stopped the run and haven't been able to run themselves. Ryan Grant managed just 20 yards on 15 carries and as a team, the Packers rushed it 18 times for just 28 yards.
The Packers will also find out about other injuries later today. Linebacker A.J. Hawk suffered a groin injury and a handful of other players left the game Sunday and couldn't return.
The Packers fell to 2-2 and are now tied with the Chicago Bears for the NFC North division lead.
The only positive offensive play came from wide receiver Greg Jennings, who caught six passes and once again, went over 100 yards (109 yds) with two of them going for touchdowns.
Defensively, the Packers picked off three passes and played well, but got no help from their offense. Green Bay next faces the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field this Sunday.