Great game against another team that was supposed to give us trouble. As we have come to find out, non-mobile QBs have big problems with ur pass rushers. As good as that looks down the road, our next game is against Lamar Jackson. The sophomore shining star, and MVP front-runner, of the NFL this season. 24 TD passes (including 5 tonight so far) and 5 picks. 880 yards on the ground and 6 more TDs. His yards won’t be off the charts, because they don’t need to be. He’ll prolly end up somewhere around 3,200 yards, but with a rating of 106 he’s killing it this season. The Ravens will have Jackson and Ingram both go over 1,000 in rushing, and they have trounced the Pats, the Rams, and many others.
Then there’s us. Our pass defense is the best in the NFL. We have been very adept at stopping the passing game, and we have been pretty good at stopping the run. How will be do next week? I have no idea, but if ever there was a game where we needed Kwon Alexander and Dee Ford, it would be this one.
But that is next week. This week we get to bask in the glory of beating the shit out of the Packers. The Packers looked thoroughly defeated about midway through the 2nd quarter as Rodgers never got going, and their only TD was aided by some crappy officiating. The game pretty much got away from the Pack on the opening play, when Fred Warner strip-sacked Rodgers, and Nick Bosa recovered to the 2. One play later, Coleman ran it in for 6.
The offense was a little out of sorts early, and Jimmy G took too many sacks, but if that is the cost of negating the occasional ill-advised throws we’ve seen in Jimmy’s short career, so be it. I loved the slant (my favorite play that Taylor and Rice used to run to perfection) to Deebo that showed off his speed and netted a 42 yard TD. And the 13 formation (1 back, 3 TEs) looked like the drag route we run all the time as Jimmy rolls left and throws underneath to a crossing WR. Instead, George Kittle ran a post/corner route, and he was wide open and off to the races for a 61 yard score.
Gonna be an interesting game next week. They hype will be cranking up all week.