From the Packers’ end, it’s simple: They must run the table to match their 10-6 finish of 2016, when they won their final six games. Backup quarterback Brett Hundley, fresh off Sunday’s 26-20 overtime victory over the Buccaneers in Lambeau Field, must play well enough to help them beat the Browns, and then starter Aaron Rodgers needs to return from his collarbone injury in Week 15.
“I want to apologize to Josh for last week in Buffalo. I know our coaches work really hard, and they are responsible for putting us in a great position to succeed. I just want to get that off my chest,” Brady said in opening remarks, before he answered any questions.
When Brady was asked if those types of outbursts were part of the emotion of football, he replied, “Yeah, but a lot of people see it and they think the nature of our relationship might be something like that, but it’s really the exact opposite of that. I’ve been feeling bad all week and haven’t had a chance to say it. He knows how much I love him.”
“I’m good. It happens,” Siemian said Wednesday, via the Denver Post. “You look around the league, you see quarterbacks take their licks. I feel like I’ve taken my fair share, no doubt. But it’s all on me. I’ve been reckless with the ball at times, made some bad throws.”
Siemian, who ranked fifth in the NFL in passer rating (106.9) after victories over the Chargers and Cowboys before plummeting to 31st (72.7), specified that the nature of his downturn has been mental struggle.
“I’m kind of out of sync at times,” Siemian said. “In times I haven’t played well, there hasn’t been a real rhythm with me and that trickles all the way through the offense.