In their loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers put forth one of their worst offensive performances of the Aaron Rodgers era. Their run game was nonexistent, many of Rodgers’ passes were off and their wide receivers dropped too many catchable balls.
The 2014 NFL Draft is just two weeks away and teams are making their final preparations for the big day. Free agency is largely behind us and squads are basically set heading into the draft.
With that in mind, I’ve compiled the needs of each of the NFL’s 32 teams as we approach the draft.
It’s easy to look at a draft immediately after it ends and declare a “winner” and “loser” because none of those draft picks have ever played a game. Now that those players have a full season under their belts (and with the 2014 draft right around the corner), it is a much better time to look at the outgoing rookie class and try to figure out which were the best picks.
On Wednesday afternoon Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that quarterback Aaron Rodgers would miss the team’s Thanksgiving Day clash with the Detroit Lions and backup Matt Flynn will start in his place.
There were plenty of good NFL matchups Sunday as the Saints played the Patriots, the Packers took on the Ravens, the 49ers and Cardinals did battle and the the Redskins and Cowboys tangled in the nightcap.
The Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns played in what definitely was not a showcase game. But the contest did pit two teams over .500 against each other, so it would have to be included as one of the good matchups, as well.