The Packers offense came into this game electric with a touchdown scored on the first 2 drives of the game. In both of the drives, the Packers drove down the field effortlessly, against a very good Buccaneers Defense, with Romeo Doubs and Allen Lazard both catching slants in the endzone.
It looked like the game was going to be controlled by the Packers when they got the ball back up 14-3 with 3 minutes left in the half, when Aaron Jones fumbled the ball. After that Aaron Jones fumble, the offense was only a shell of what they were in the beginning of the game doing little to nothing for the rest of the game.
The Packers offense failed to convert 8 straight 3rd downs, most of them being 3rd and 4/5, and they didn’t score a single point in the second half.
Now I’ll give credit where it’s due, the Bucs have a stellar defense, but when you can’t score a single point after you score touchdowns on the first 2 drives, a lot of concern starts to build up. This game reminded me heavily of the divisional game last season against the San Francisco 49ers. In the beginning of that game the Packers scored with ease, but a fumble happened and the offense ceased to exist.
The Packers then had to rely on their defense to keep them in the game, along with the special teams, but we all know what happened. The Packers offense is going to need to build resilience and consistency if they are going to want to win games, especially tight ones.
This is a lingering problem with the Packers, and if they play a good opponent later in the season and put up the same performance like on Sunday, they will be exposed.