After being totally dominated for much of the day, the Green Bay Packers
forced the Detroit Lions to punt and got the ball back with 6:32 to play. It took them 12 plays to run the game out and beat the Lions 28-26 for their 3rd win of the season.
Of the 12 plays, 7 of them were rushes to FB/TB John Kuhn. He had carries of 7, 5, 6, 5, 2, 1 and 8, totaling 34 yards.
All told, the Packers as a team rushed for 92 yards. Not much to write home about, but the way they finished is important.
John Kuhn said the offense takes great pride in being able to finish and talked about the final drive.
Packers center Scott Wells said the games final drive felt good for the offensive line, but there’s still plenty of work to do.
The jury is still out on the Packers ground attack. But the Packers at least took a positive step forward with what they have. Whether they add to their roster via trade remains to be seen. But it’s almost a certainty that GM Ted Thompson won’t do a deal if he has to give up too much to do it.