Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
First of all, Mike McCarthy was put in a very difficult position by not being able to criticize the officials lest he be fined by the NFL, so he was a loser from that standpoint.
But on top of that, the play-call selection in the first half by McCarthy contributed to the hole from which the Packers had to dig themselves out.
In the first half, the Packers ran 24 designed pass plays as opposed to three designed running plays that kept the Packers offense off-balance and out of sync.
The Packers may have gained 86 yards through the air in the first half, but when subtracting the 39 yards lost due to eight sacks, the Packers only gained 47 gross passing yards.
Regardless of the outcome of the game, the Packers could have avoided the game coming down to that point had they played better in the first half.