Originally posted on Packer Fans United  |  Last updated 8/10/13
Well, it wasn't pretty, that's for sure. The preseason home opener for the Green Bay Packers versus the Arizona Cardinals was about as flat as you'll ever see. Final score: Cardinals 17 - Packers 0.Other than a fast-paced no-huddle opening series led by Aaron Rodgers and the number one offense which eventually stalled out at the Cardinals goal line, the Packers as a team did nothing of note offensively or defensively. To put the game in historical perspective, the recap by Bob McGinn in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that "It marked the first time that the Packers had been shut out in a 60-minute exhibition game since a 33-0 loss in August 1987 to the Washington Redskins in Madison." Yowza.OK, OK, it's just a preseason game and the first one at that.In our preview, we offered a few things to watch for during the game. Let's see how that shook out, shall we?Running GameWe knew a couple things going into this game. First, that the Packers wanted to make a commitment to run the b...
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