The Green Bay Packers have had the lead in the fourth quarter in each of their three games this season. Unfortunately, Green Bay was unable to hold onto that lead in two of the contests. There is no question the Packers must learn how to finish strong as the fourth quarter is where their best football must be played.
Green Bay surrendered 13 points in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers as well as the Cincinnati Bengals. The game against the Bengals was particularly troubling considering the Packers were on the verge of icing the contest prior to rookie running back Jonathan Franklin fumbling the ball, which gave Cincinnati a lead they would not relinquish.
The fact of the matter is Green Bay has scored enough points in all three matchups this season to be 3-0. It is just hard to come out victorious in the NFL when the final quarter is the least productive. The Packers have scored a total of seven points in the fourth this season, including their massive win against the Washington Redskins. It is completely unacceptable for a team that considers themselves to be talented enough to compete for a Super Bowl berth.
I have to imagine Aaron Rodgers has spoken to the offense about pressing the pedal to the floor and never letting up. The good news is Green Bay has the talent to fix their current problem. However, the entire offense has to be on the same page and understand that moving the chains in the fourth quarter is what is key.