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Sunday, January 10, 2010
Packers dig an early hole

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- We noted earlier this week that Green Bay committed 16 turnovers in its 16 regular-season games, the lowest total in the NFL.

The Packers have now committed two turnovers in the first five minutes of their first game of the postseason. An Aaron Rodgers interception and a Donald Driver fumble have helped Arizona to a 14-0 lead with 9 minutes, 16 seconds left in the FIRST QUARTER.

Rodgers threw a poor pass into traffic and deserves full blame for the mistake. Driver’s fumble was the result of an exceptional strip play by linebacker Karlos Dansby.

There is an old adage that suggests it’s better to fall behind early because it leaves you more time to catch up. At this point, the Packers are going to need every second they can get. We’ve hardly settled into our seats and they’re almost out of this game already.