As it turned out, when Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone injury in week six against the Vikings, the Green Bay Packers season was over.
The Packers capped off their season with a 35-11 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, Rodgers backup, Brett Hundley went 3-6 in games that he started in place of Rodgers, 3-7 if you count the game that he played in after Rodgers was injured.
The Packers finished the year 7-9, their first losing season since 2008. They were swept in their season-series with Detroit for the first time since 1991.
Brett Hundley threw just one touchdown pass over the last two games, once the Packers were officially out of the playoffs.
The Packers looked like a demoralized bunch on Sunday. In fact, there were signs that was the case even prior to Sunday as Brett Hundley continued to struggle, week after week.
When Mike McCarthy was asked after Sunday’s game if he sensed his players were demoralized, the coach snapped back. [Read more…]