On a cold, snowy, and at times windy Saturday evening at Lambeau Field, old demons came up to bite the Green Bay Packers in the rear in a 13-10 NFC Divisional Round loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
And just like that, the most interesting offseason since last offseason begins for the Green Bay front office.
Apart from an opening drive that went 69 yards in 10 plays ending with a A.J. Dillon touchdown run, the offense struggled mightily to sustain drives. The rest of the game went: Marcedes Lewis fumble, punt, punt, punt, blocked Mason Crosby field goal to end the half, punt, Crosby field goal, a blocked Corey Bojorquez punt returned for a touchdown, punt.
Target-wise, the play-calling relayed to quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed to heavily target both Davante Adams and Aaron Jones in the passing game; outside of those two Rodgers connected with Allen Lazard once for six yards and once to Marcedes Lewis on an eventual fumble.
The biggest returning demon, however, was abysmal special teams play. There were blunders abound all night, but the biggest gaffs were the blocked field goal at the end of the first half and a blocked punt returned by Talanoa Hufanga for the second half tying score. After the loss, many fans on social media were calling for coordinator Maurice Drayton's job, and it very well may be a cleaning-house offseason for the unit.
Also after the loss, speculation began immediately on the future of Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.
"I'm gonna take some time and have conversations with the folks around here." Rodgers said to the assembled media. "And then, take some time away and make a decision. Obviously before free agency or anything gets going on that front. But it's fresh right now and a little shocking for sure."
Steve "Sparky" Fifer and former Packer Gary Ellerson took calls all night after the shocking loss, and you can hear the whole Green & Game Postgame Show below: