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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Green Bay Packers

By Mike Mazzeo

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Observed in the locker room following the Green Bay Packers' 27-13 loss to the New York Giants.

Tolzien
Taking responsibility: Scott Tolzien, who was making his first NFL start, blamed himself for throwing three interceptions -- including a pick-six to Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul in the fourth quarter.

“Three turnovers. Those are killers,” Tolzien said. “The guys work too hard, and that’s on me.”

Grounded: Eddie Lacy, who led the NFL in rushing the previous five weeks, was held to just 27 yards on 14 carries.

Lacy mentioned that the Giants were putting extra men in the box. New York clearly wanted to make Green Bay beat it through the air, and the Packers couldn’t.

“They have a great defensive line,” Lacy said. “They shed blocks good. Their pursuit to the ball was good.”

Not good enough: The Packers’ defense gave up several big plays. And they made no excuses about it. It wasn’t that they were on the field a lot. It wasn’t that they were decimated by injury. The bottom line? They didn’t make plays.

“We didn’t get it done,” cornerback Tramon Williams said. “We’re facing adversity right now, but the only thing we can do is come back to work, keep fighting, stick together and that’s what we’re about. Adversity is hitting us right now, and no one’s making any excuses. We just need to get back to work.”