Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers after their 31-28 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
We’ll start with Pete Dougherty’s post-game column on the Packers’ playoff chances taking another gut punch.
There are no moral victories in the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers had a chance to turn around their season and pull off one of the biggest upsets in the NFL this year as 14 ½-point underdogs against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.
They didn’t quite have the punch on either side of the ball to pull it out in the end, though, taking the Steelers to the brink only to lose 31-28 on a 53-yard field goal at the buzzer.
If coach Mike McCarthy’s team had finished what had been its best performance since Aaron Rodgers’ injury, the Packers' flagging playoff hopes suddenly would have been reborn. Rodgers’ throwing session on Heinz Field in warm-ups was the latest sign that their quarterback has a real shot at returning from his broken collarbone before the regular season ends.
The loss doesn’t knock the Packers (5-6) from the playoff hunt, but the odds are getting longer by the week.
Meanwhile, Tom Silverstein declares the Packers’ season over:
Tom and Michael Cohen break the game down on the latest Packers podcast:
Michael gives 5 quick takeaways from the game:
Ryan Wood writes on Kevin King’s baptism by fire:
Stu Courtney’s Insider gives Thumbs Up to Hundley and the receivers:
Aaron Rodgers put on a bit of a show prior to game:
Elsewhere, Cheesehead TV gives out Game Balls and Lame Calls:
ACME Packing Company reviews the game:
Rob Demovsky writes that time is running out for the Packers:
The final drive was problematic:
Packers Wire has winners and losers:
Hundley contributed to some historical quarterback numbers:
The NFL has highlights from the game on their YouTube channel:
The field goal that beat the Packers was tied for the longest in Heinz Field’s history: