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Game Notes: Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers | Week 7



  • 3rd Quarter – RB David Johnson caught a three-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson following an 11-play, 75-yard drive (6:05) to cut the Packers' lead to 21-7 after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point attempt
  • 4th Quarter – K Ka'imi Fairbairn connected on a 38-yard field goal attempt to finish off a seven-play, 47-yard drive (3:36) and cut the Green Bay lead to 28-10
  • 4th Quarter – K Ka'imi Fairbairn made a 29-yard field goal attempt after a seven-play, 11-yard drive (2:12) and cut the Packers' lead to 28-13
  • 4th Quarter – WR Will Fuller V grabbed a six-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson following a nine-play, 75-yard drive (2:07) to cut the Green Bay lead to 35-20 after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point attempt


  • The following five Texans players were inactive for the game: TE Jordan Akins, WR Keke Coutee, T Charlie Heck, ILB Peter Kalambayi and CB John Reid
  • The following Texans player did not play in the game: QB AJ McCarron
  • Houston won the toss and elected to defer. Houston received the second half kickoff


  • Recorded 10 total tackles (five solo), one tackle for loss and one special teams tackle
  • Totaled the second game of his career with double-digit tackles (career-high 12 tackles in Week 5 vs. Jacksonville)
  • Recorded three-consecutive games with at least six total tackles for the first time in his career 
  • Notched his third tackle for loss in the last four games
  • Joined Zach Cunningham as the only players to record at least 10 total tackles and one special teams tackle in a game since Week 14 of the 2019 season vs. Denver 


  • Punted four times for 205 yards (51.3 avg.), including a season-long 67-yarder, and pinned two punts inside the 20
  • His 67-yard punt was the fourth-longest of his career and the longest since Week 4 of 2019 against Carolina (71)
  • Recorded consecutive games with a 51.0-or-better punting average for the first time since Weeks 2-3 of the 2012 season when he was a rookie for the Jaguars


  • Finished with a season-high eight receptions for 95 yards (11.9 avg.)
  • Posted the most receptions in game since tallying nine in Week 1 of 2018 vs. Chicago as a member of the Packers
  • Tied his season high with 95 receiving yards (Week 3 at Pittsburgh)
  • Logged his 53rd career game with at least five receptions and 58th career game with at least 50 receiving yards
  • Recorded his 10th consecutive season with at least 350 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown


  • Recovered the blocked punt by RB Buddy Howell on Packers P JK Scott at the Packers' 33-yard line
  • Notched one special teams tackle


  • Finished with seven receptions for 60 yards (8.6 avg.) 
  • Notched his third consecutive game with at least seven receptions for just the second time in his career


  • Led the team with 11 total tackles (four solo) 
  • Became the 10th player in NFL history with at least 70 total tackles and 2.0 sacks within the first seven games of a season
  • Tied Brian Cushing (17) for the third-most double-digit tackle games in franchise history
  • Passed Benardick McKinney (69) for the most total tackles by a Texans player in the first seven games of a season
  • Passed Morlon Greenwood (385) for the ninth-most career total tackles in franchise history 
  • Became the only player in franchise history with 10 total tackles in five of the first seven games of a season


  • Scored eight points on two made field goals and two made extra point attempts
  • Passed Andre Johnson (388) for third-most points scored in franchise history 
  • Has not missed on a field goal attempt from within 40 yards since 2017 
  • Connected on a 38-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter to cut the Green Bay lead to 28-10
  • Made a 29-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter to cut the Packers' lead to 28-13 


  • Finished with three receptions for 35 yards (11.7 avg.) and one receiving touchdown
  • Grabbed a six-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson in the fourth quarter to cut the Packers' lead to 35-20
  • Caught his fifth touchdown of the season and now owns 21 touchdowns in his NFL career (2016-20)
  • Has logged 19 touchdown receptions from QB Deshaun Watson in 29 games played together 
  • Joined DeAndre Hopkins (2017 and 2018) as the only players in franchise history to record five straight games with a receiving touchdown, as well as a receiving touchdown in five of the first seven games of a season (2017)
  • Joined Mike Evans as the only receivers in the NFL this season with a receiving touchdown in five straight games
  • Passed DeAndre Hopkins (20) for the most touchdown receptions in team history by a player in their first 49 games
  • Tied Corey Bradford (16) for the fifth-most games with a receiving touchdown in franchise history
  • Remains only the second wide receiver and fifth NFL player with over 15 receiving touchdowns on less than 220 targets since 2017, joining Darren Fells, Mark Andrews, Tyrell Williams and Cameron Brate
  • Tied for the third-most receiving touchdowns (five) by a Texans player within the first seven games of a season 


  • Blocked a punt from Packers P JK Scott in the fourth quarter that was recovered by ILB Dylan Cole at the Packers' 33-yard line. The Texans have blocked kicks in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 15-16 of 2019
  • Notched his first career blocked punt in the fourth quarter and became the first Texan to block a punt since ILB Tyrell Adams did so in Week 6 of 2018 against Buffalo (10/14)


  • Ran for a team-high 42 yards on 14 carries (3.0 avg.) 
  • Caught four passes for 42 yards (10.5 avg.) and one touchdown 
  • Notched his first receiving touchdown as a member of the Texans on a three-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson in the third quarter to cut the Packers' lead to 21-7. It marked Johnson's first receiving touchdown since Week 14 of 2019 vs. Pittsburgh as a member of the Cardinals 
  • Posted his 16th career receiving touchdown, which marks the second-most receiving touchdowns by a running back in the NFL since 2015, trailing only James White
  • Became the seventh-fastest running back in NFL history to total 3,500 rushing yards, 2,000 receiving yards and 50 touchdowns (69 games)
  • Logged the most receiving yards in a game since Week 6 of 2019 vs. Atlanta (68) as a member of the Cardinals


  • Caught five passes for 43 yards (8.6 avg.)
  • Logged his most receiving yards in a game since Week 17 of 2019 against Tennessee (12/29)
  • Recorded his longest reception of the season on a 30-yard pass in the third quarter
  • Eclipsed Alfred Blue (470) for the seventh-most receiving yards by a running back in Texans history
  • Passed Theo Riddick (285) for the 10th-most receptions by a running back within their first six seasons since 2000
  • Owns the third-most receptions (289), second-most receiving yards (2,657), third-most receiving first downs (124) and second-most receptions of at least 20 yards (31) by an NFL running back since 2015


  • Notched two total tackles (one solo)
  • Recovered an onside kick to become the first Texans player to do so since S A.J. Moore Jr. in Week 14 of 2019 against Denver (12/8)


  • Completed 29-of-39 passes (74.4 percent) for 309 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions and an 114.2 rating
  • Ran for 38 yards on seven carries (5.4 avg.)
  • Completed a three-yard touchdown pass to RB David Johnson in the third quarter to cut the Packers' lead to 21-7
  • Threw a six-yard touchdown pass to WR Will Fuller V in the fourth quarter to cut the Packers' lead to 35-20Became the eighth quarterback in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards and one touchdown in each of the first seven games of a season. He is the first player in franchise history to accomplish this feat and it is also the longest streak in franchise history
  • Notched his fifth-straight game with a passer rating of at least 100.0, which is a career-best and franchise record 
  • Owns 15 touchdown passes this season, which are the third-most through six games in franchise history, and now has 86 in his NFL career (2017-20)
  • Notched his fifth game with multiple touchdown passes this season and 26th of his career, which marks the second-most in team history
  • Posted his fifth-consecutive game with multiple touchdown passes, which ties the longest streak in franchise history and longest streak of his NFL career (five in 2017)
  • Posted his fourth 300-yard passing game of 2020 and owns 14 in his career, which is second-most in team history
  • Owns the fourth-most passing touchdowns and passed Peyton Manning (11,666) for the seventh-most passing yards by a player in their first 45 career games since 1970
  • Threw his 19th touchdown pass to WR Will Fuller V in 29 games played together 
  • Owns the longest streak in Texans history with at least 250 passing yards and two touchdown passes (five games) 
  • Became the first quarterback in franchise history to complete at least 60 percent of his passes in each of the first seven games of a season
  • Recorded the most passing yards and completions by a Texans quarterback in the first seven games of a season
  • Became the first quarterback in team history to throw for over 250 yards in each of the first seven games of a season
  • Recorded four consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards for the first time since 2018 and the second time in his NFL career


  • Finished with five (four solo) total tackles, two tackles for loss
  • Logged his fifth tackle for loss of the season and now owns 163 career tackles for loss, which is the most in the NFL since TFLs became an official stat
  • Notched his 45th career game with multiple tackles for loss, which is the most in the NFL since 2011, the most in franchise history and the second-most since TFLs became an official stat, trailing only Terrell Suggs 
  • Became the fifth player in franchise history with 500 total tackles



How much did it hurt your plan for Packers WR Davante Adams to lose CB Bradley Roby? And were you trying to cover him man as much as it looked like after Roby went out? 

"Yeah, we had some man calls after Roby went out. And they didn't always work the way we anticipated that they were going to work. Some of them were zone calls. You know, we played some zone, and they were still able to get deep against some of the zone calls as well. But not having your matchup corner and not being able to match up on their best guy, I think it did hurt us."

How did you think Packers WR Davante Adams played today? 

"Well, looks like he played pretty good. I think he had a lot of targets and made a lot of yards. So I've got to say he played pretty good."

Entering the bye week being 1-6, how would you describe the state of this team, and where do you feel like you guys go from here for the rest of this season? 

"Well, we're an inconsistent team, and we showed that today. What we have to do is we have to try to refresh our minds, refresh our bodies during the bye week and then come back and practice, work together, pull together to be a more consistent team going down the stretch. And, you know, we've got some ability when we give the quarterback time. He can make some plays. Defensively, we're inconsistent, but we did do better against the run overall today, but then we got killed in the passing game. So that's a sign of inconsistency."

Do you have a health report on CB Bradley Roby yet? 

"No, don't have a health report as yet. I don't think it's major, but he will go through a series of tests tomorrow, and then we'll know more."

How much do you look at the penalties that you had in critical situations affected what you all were doing? 

"Well, they do. I mean any time you get a penalty against a good team particularly, it hurts you, from the yardage deal and from the field position deal. And defensively, we had him – I think we sacked him on one play and then we got a penalty, and that kept the drive alive. And here again, you know, Aaron Rodgers, you give him field position and yardage, he takes advantage of it."

What did you think were some of the commonalities, some of the issues that you all had in the red zone? And what did you think of RB David Johnson and his performance and the running game overall? 

"David is a big, strong, physical runner, and when we give him some space, he usually gains yards. We didn't always give him enough space today. And so we have to do a better job of creating space in the running game. And then the red zone, I think that offensively there were some opportunities for us, but we got pressured a couple times and we were not able to take advantage of them. And then defensively in the red zone, we were inconsistent there as well."

Your thoughts overall on QB Deshaun Watson's performance, another 300-yard day and no turnovers? 

"Well, that's good. Anytime you can get 300 yards and no turnovers, that's good. But sometimes in critical situations being able to make throws to keep drives alive or score when you're in the red zone, all of those things that if you're not able to do those, then that hurts the momentum of the unit."

What message do you have for your players regarding the trade deadline? 

"I have no message for them about the trade deadline. I mean I don't even think about that. I think about losing and winning."

Where do you feel like the morale and the mindset of your team is right now after two tough losses? 

"Well, anytime you lose, the morale is not what you want it to be. But after last week's loss, I think we could take a lot from that game – that we played a tough game and went into overtime and lost it by a hair. This game was a different game, and we didn't lose this one by a hair. It was just too much. We didn't do enough early in the game, didn't play well enough in the game to keep it close. And so we'll have to go back to the drawing board, back to square one and probably start again, you know, and see what we can do down the stretch."

You guys stopped them on three consecutive series in the second half, and the offense couldn't convert like you wanted it to. How big was that to keep you from coming back and making it closer? 

"It's huge when you're not able to move the ball, you know, and keep the chains moving. I think from the team standpoint, there were times during the game that the defense didn't make stops, and then there were times, three consecutives where we made stops but the offense wasn't hitting on it. The result is what we see right now, which is not good enough."

WR BRANDIN COOKS (Transcribed by ASAP Sports)

How frustrating was it offensively when the defense got those three stops and forced three punts in a row not to be able to capitalize more? 

"It's very frustrating. Your defense goes out there and does exactly what you want them to do, and we just couldn't come up with something, every single one of us. So, at the end of the day, it's frustrating."

At 1-6 where do you guys go from here? What are you hopeful for the rest of the season and in terms of the morale of the team, where do you feel like it is as a veteran player talking to the guys, talking to the teammates and coaches? 

"I think at the end of the day we play this game because we love it. If you mean that, regardless of what the record is, you've got to come to work every single day and try to get better. The last thing you want to do is go out there and give it your half. That's when you start to put yourself in predicaments – your body and whatnot. So, you've got to show that you love this game, because you don't know what's going to happen. You can't predict the future. So you've just got to go out there one day at a time and that's going to continue to [be the] focus no matter what the record is."

As someone who's been traded many times, what do you tell your teammates with the trade deadline looming? 

"You know, at the end of the day you've just got to, once again, continue to focus and do what you can. Those things are out of guys' control. You can't be thinking about that. You've just got to go and show up to work and show up that you love this game and be there for your teammates regardless of what the rumors are. There's so many lies out there in our media today. We just have to tune out that noise and focus within our building, and that's the most important thing. I know it's a cliché answer, but I think that's what you've got to do."

What do you think you guys can do to be more consistent on offense? 

"Be more consistent in practice."

Could you elaborate on that? Do you guys have inconsistent practices? 

"You just are what you repeatedly do. I think we can be more consistent in practice and I think that'll show in the game. As far as getting into the details, we keep that in the building. But just being more consistent at practice as well."

S MICHAEL THOMAS (Transcribed by ASAP Sports)

Could you talk about what it's like to be playing for a team that has been as bad as you guys are? 

"That was truth right there in that question, but it's very real. It's one of those things that's disappointing, because we had such high expectations with this team. Clearly you look at it, the talent is there, but we have to go out there and execute as team. As players first, we gotta look at ourselves in the mirror, what can we do better as players, how can we execute the game plan better, how can we make suggestions to the coaches of, hey, for whatever reason, guys aren't understanding this point of the game plan or these plays aren't necessarily successful. Can we make suggestions to suit the players that we do have right now so that we can go out there and be in better positions to make plays and help this team win and just mesh together. So I think as frustrating as it's been at [1-6], that's the reality. We are a [1-6] team right now, and going into this bye week, each man, player, coach, gotta look at themselves in the mirror first and hold themselves accountable and then hold their teammates accountable and coaches accountable, like what can we do better moving forward."

Along those lines, you all had some critical penalties that hurt you. 


You had a blocked punt. You recovered an onside kick. There were some moments there. How do you build on this and try to turn it around? 

"Right. I mean, that's the thing. Every team in the NFL has firepower, but we have the capability to make those plays. We just have to be disciplined so that we can be consistent. The first drive, we get off the field. It's about to be a three and out. We make the play. We execute the defense as we were supposed to, and it's supposed to be getting off the field, three and out. And we commit illegal contact, you know, and it extends the drive, and they go down and score a touchdown. Right? Couple times on offense, we make a big play, get down in the red zone, oh, but there's a holding penalty, so it backs up and now we have to punt. Special teams, the very first punt return, gets a nice punt return. D.C. (DeAndre Carter) gets a nice punt return. Oh, but there was an illegal block in the back or holding call and it negates it. As a matter of fact, it backs our offense up. So we have to be way more consistent. We have the ability to make those big plays. We have the players on paper, again, we had such high expectations going into the season, but we just haven't been consistent enough. I think we need to continue to look at ourselves in the mirror and say what can we do better; and it's at that point say, hey, Coach, regardless of what's going on and where we're at, maybe some of the things we're doing isn't part of the game plan. The guys we have this year are not comfortable doing, but hey, let's make these suggestions and maybe this will help us win. And I think that's where we're at right now."

As one of the leaders of the team, what do you tell some of the younger guys and also older players when you're in this situation, you're not contending, you're not winning games, but you still have a lot of football left to play. 

"Absolutely. Absolutely. And, unfortunately, in my career, I've been in this situation far more than I've been on the contending for conference championships and divisional championships. And what you tell yourself, what you tell those younger players, what you tell the rest of the team and the vets is, man, this is a what have you done for me lately league, and they are going to be evaluating every single thing about this team moving forward for the rest of the season, about every single player. And so for a young guy, especially a rookie who's never been through this before, understand this now. This is not, ah, the season is over with, let me take it in. No. Understand this, they are evaluating how do you react now. What type of player are you when you're [1-6]? Are you going to go out there and just dog it or are you going to go out there and try to get better every single week? Are you going to go out there and compete, regardless of what your records is, regardless of what your situation is, your standing is. I think a lot of vets know that. Even though the Texans have had a lot of success here lately, I think a lot of vets know that. But the young guys especially just letting them know and understanding, nah, this isn't the time to tank it in, or pack it in. This is the time to actually focus on your technique, get better."

Considering how things have gone for you guys, do you still get the sense that the defense is still playing with confidence at all? How important is it for a defense to play with confidence? 

"Absolutely. That's a great question. I definitely think so, because, one, you know, obviously I mean everybody has pride within themselves as players. Nobody is ever going to just tank and dog it. Then pride within the defense. I think we were ranked 32nd in run defense, but guys had a chip on their shoulder going out there today, especially after the Packers put it out there that they were going to try to run the ball today. And I actually loved the way our front seven, our secondary stepped up, too, helping with tackling in the run game. I liked how guys responded to that. And we had it on our mind today that we were going to stop the run game. For the most part we did. We let a couple out toward the end. But I think guys were playing with confidence. We lost (Bradley) Roby today early, I think after that first third down when we were supposed to get a stop and there was a penalty and the drive continued. So we had to make some adjustments. We had to make some adjustments. And we needed to make a couple more a little faster than we did and that ended up getting us in the hole a little bit in this game, but at the same time we went out there and we competed. Guys who were out, they were like, hey, we're not going to just keep letting them do this, so let's make some changes, and we did it, and we made a couple stops. And they made some changes and they exploited some things. And then we just kept fighting, kept battling, man. So I think guys are playing with confidence. I think we're going to continue to play with confidence, continue to try to change the narrative about us as a defense."

Along those lines, how much did the absence of CB Bradley Roby actually affect the secondary from your perspective? 

"When you lose your starting corner like that, I mean, it's going to affect. You had a guy who may have been playing, and part of our game plan was to saddle Davante Adams the whole game, and then other guys are practicing to guard some other guys. But then he goes down in the very first series, and now we gotta make mad shifts, mad adjustments. And then as any player or I guess anybody in their job, anytime you have to make adjustments, if you're not prepared and you don't have the right mindset, then you're probably not going to get the right results you want. So I mean we had guys that went out there and they battled; they competed. And we needed to make a couple of adjustments, make some game plan changes, and we did throughout the course of the game. Maybe we could have done it a little sooner, but you definitely miss a guy like Roby. You plan on having your number one guy go against their number one guy all the time."

You spoke briefly with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers after the game. What did you say to him? 

"That's my guy, man. I mean, we got a mutual appreciation and respect for one another. Love to compete against him all the time. Love the stuff he does off the field. I think he respects me for a lot of things I do off the field as well. Yeah, I mean, that's pretty much what it was. And every time you get a chance to compete against a guy like that, you love it, but when you get a chance to talk to him after the game and that mutual respect is there, it's good, man. Again, somebody who went undrafted like me and I'm coming into the NFL Year 9 and I'm getting respect from a guy like Aaron Rodgers, that means a lot to me."

QB DESHAUN WATSON (Transcribed by ASAP Sports)

I know you were worried about the Packers' defense, but you said last week that you were excited to play against Aaron Rodgers for the first time. Now that you have and you saw the kind of game he had, what do you think about him in your first game? 

"I mean he's a guy that you gotta score a lot of points versus, because whenever they step on the field, they're trying to score points. You gotta make sure you try to match it as much as possible. You don't want to kind of compete and try to go toe to toe, but at the same time you gotta make sure you're doing whatever you can to keep them off the field, and then whenever you get the ball, you gotta score points."

Earlier Brandin Cooks told us when we asked him what could you guys do to be more consistent, he mentioned being more consistent in practice. Do you see anything that you guys can do either in practice, preparation, meeting room or anything like that that would help you guys be more consistent since you see the flashes on offense? 

"Most definitely. There's things that we can definitely do and continue to improve detail-wise. And just kind of, you know, making sure we're stepping on that. But, yeah, I agree with him. There's definitely ways where we can continue to try to improve and try to be as consistent as possible. But, yeah, most definitely."

And also, just as a leader of this team, can you describe what this is like for you being in this situation? I know we talked a little bit about it during the week, this is kind of unfamiliar territory for you, but can you kind of put it into words what this is like being 1-6? 

"Shit sucks, honestly. This is new to me, so I'm going through it just like everyone else. This is my first time experiencing something like this, so I'm just learning on the fly, trying to stay positive, continue to lead the guys, continue to come to work each and every day and try to improve, and just trying to find ways to win, and just continue to play hard, do my job and not try to do too much and just kind of continue to do that. So, yeah, it's definitely new to me, and I'm just trying to find my way and continue to improve and have guys around me build me up, and I build them up, and we stick together as one."

Second half, your defense got several stops in a row, but you all were not able to really capitalize to make a game of it. You got the blocked punt. There were some moments there. How do you feel about what your offense did there in the second half given the fact that you all could have made a run at them? 

"We could've made a run. You know, the biggest thing is, of course, try to get points, regardless of if it's a touchdown or not. We just didn't do enough. We didn't capitalize getting those extra four points when we needed them. And defense did a good job of getting us those opportunities, but we just didn't do it as a whole, as a whole team. We just didn't capitalize on it, but you gotta give the Packers credit, and that's a very good defense over there, and they did their part of keeping us out of the end zone."

What are you trying to do during the bye week? 

"Rest. Pretty much rest. That's it. I'm tired."

With the running game, what are you seeing after you hand off in terms of the blocking and the way the defense is attacking the running game? 

"I gotta watch the film, especially on today's game, because a lot of times I'm kind of bootlegging out, trying to hold the back. So a lot of times I'm in the back end, and I'm not seeing the initial run, I guess run support and run block. So it would be hard for me to answer that question right now. I would have to later on in the week answer that."

Speaking generally, how tough is it in the red zone for you guys right now in terms of what they're doing to try to defend you all? 

"I mean they're just trying to stop the run, and then whenever we run past, it's a lot of extra defenders, so you gotta find space and buy yourself some time to find guys and get open. It's tough to score down in the red zone. It's not easy to do that. That's one of the toughest spots, percentage-wise, once you get down there, it's tough. So a lot of times teams want to score backed off from the red zone, from the goal line. That's it. You gotta be able to run the ball in."

As a leader of this team, how important is it for you to make sure that guys stay positive and have the right attitude as you all finish out this season? 

"I mean, it's very important. We don't want to -- we gotta continue to just keep fighting. We don't want to give up. We gotta -- there's still some football to continue to play, and who knows what can happen. Right now we're just trying to scratch and claw to get victories, as many victories as we can. So I'm going to go out there and play my hardest and try to win games. So I expect everyone else to do the same. And I bet they will."

You mentioned being tired. How much of that is mental, dealing with the wear and tear and the grind of losing like you've never lost before? 

"It's a lot. I mean, it's everything. Just from COVID to coaching change to losses to success to family. I mean just everything. So it's a good time for me to be able to kind of decompress this bye week and figure out the second half of the season, relax the body and mind and just find some time and then come back to work and just try to finish it off as strong as possible. So that's what I'm definitely going to do, for sure."

DE J.J. WATT (Transcribed by ASAP Sports)

What's it like chasing Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and getting close to him and find out he's already completed a great pass down the field? 

"What do you think that's like? Not great."

Now that you're going into the bye week at 1-6, what are your feelings about this team going forward? 

"Got to get better."

As a leader and veteran on the team, what do you tell your teammates as far as the state of the team right now and holding it together for the rest of the season? 

"Show up to work and do your job."

How would you assess your level of confidence in this defense and in this team right now considering where everything is? 

"I mean, we're 1-6. You are what your record says you are."

I understand that you don't coach or play DB, but could you speak to how the injury to CB Bradley Roby just kind of threw things off for you guys in terms of whatever your game plan was today? 

"No. I know nothing about that."

Could you talk about the way Packers QB Aaron Rodgers played today compared to the ways you'd seen him play earlier when you guys played against him? 

"He played very well today."

What did Packers QB Aaron Rodgers do that made him play well? 

"Threw the ball to the receivers and they caught them."

You came close last week. In the second half, your defense had several stops in a row so there was a chance something could happen if your offense could have done something. Do you see any light at the end of the tunnel for this team going forward? 

"Just got to go to work, get better."

How would you characterize your emotions at this point? 

"Frustrated. I'm angry. I mean, it sucks. I don't know. Yeah. I don't know what else I'm supposed to feel."

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