OK, I’ve been thinking about Sunday’s loss, and I’m ready to talk about it. First, I learned my lesson. Don’t mess with the ghosts of Lambeau Field. I called them out, and they messed with us. My bad.
But if I can steal a cliche one more time– football is a game of inches. And I’ve never seen it more completely on display than in last week’s loss. Sean Taylor had 2 INTs, but was inches away from two more including one that looked like it was going to go back for a TD. Santana Moss and Chris Cooley were both an inch away from long TD grabs. Jason Campbell missed a wide open Moss for a crucial early 3rd down play. Moss was inches from the ground before being stripped for the go ahead TD. We were just a bit off.
But despite more o-line injuries, turn overs, and the ghosts of Lambeau we were inches from winning. And if a few of those would have paid off, we’d have won big. As stupid as it is to say this after a loss, we were the better team Sunday. We would win that game if we played it again.
Small consolation, but consolation, nonetheless. Here come the Cardinals, a team we have man-handled in the past, and a team that knows what it means to throw some games away. This week we get our confidence (and hopefully our health) back. I feel it.