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Rants & Raves: Where's the pass rush?

Nov. 4, 2013
 

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Green Bay Packers Johnny Jolly pressures Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown during Monday night's game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

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Rant: The Packers had trouble mustering a pass rush against an upgraded Bears offensive line. Backup Chicago quarterback Josh McCown more often than not had plenty of time to check down for his second and third receivers. Green Bay had only one sack, while McCown completed 22 of 41 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

Rave: Right guard T.J. Lang didn’t make it out of the halftime locker room after suffering a concussion. Right tackle Marshall Newhouse was called upon to replace him, with tackle Don Barclay moving over to right guard. On the first play with the new alignment, Eddie Lacy ran through a big hole between the two of them for a 56-yard run to the Bears’ 1-yard line. One play later, Lacy’s TD run tied the game at 17-17.

Rant: Newhouse’s other noteworthy play was on the other side of the spectrum. With the Packers trailing 24-20 and about 10 minutes left in the game, they faced a third-and-3 from the Bears’ 40. But Chicago defensive end Julius Peppers beat Newhouse badly and collapsed the pocket, forcing a sack on Seneca Wallace and ending the drive.

Rave: After Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson connected on a 27-yard pass to the Bears’ 27-yard line in the first quarter, the Bears’ defense was so worried about Rodgers that their safeties were standing on the 5-yard line, 22 yards from the line of scrimmage. That allowed Lacy to run unfettered for 16 yards.

Rant: The Packers’ defense allowed 15 passing plays of 10 or more yards, including three on third-down plays. Brandon Marshall, who the Packers had held in check in their two matchups last season, and Alshon Jeffery combined for 12 receptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns.

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