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Upon Further Review

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.

-DW

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