We told you the Green Bay Packers have a below-average offensive line and it wasn’t anymore apparent than their atrocious performance against the Detroit Lions, on Sunday.
Offensive line coach James Campen went as far as publicly stating that every member of the offensive line had a “losing performance” against the Lions.
“It really stings you more when you’re not fundamentally sound, and you allow that to happen because your own individual technique is not where it should be. To get physically beat in some of those instances is embarrassing,” Campen said.
The numbers are ugly.
The Packers gave up four sacks and eight quarterback hits. The running game netted 66 yards. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the team’s leading rusher with 25 yards and he didn’t even play two full quarters.
Brandon Jackson averaged 2.7 yards per carry. James Starks averaged 1.3. Dmitri Nance averaged 2.0.
That’s terrible, but it gets worse.
All of this happened against the Lions, who own the 22nd-ranked rushing defense in the NFL. Their defense is ranked 19th overall and did nothing out of the ordinary against the Packers.
The Lions rarely blitzed and played most of the game in their base defense, meaning the Packers were neither confused nor outmatched.
They just got beat.
And that’s how you lose to the Detroit Lions.