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Early hole limits Packers offense

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The Green Bay Packers are used to scoring early and often in games, but over the past two weeks, it's been the opponent that's scored first.

Coincidence or not, the Packers have lost both of those games to fall to 6-2 on the season.

In Sunday's 37-29 loss, the Packers offense started extremely slow, managing only one touchdown and 49 total yards of offense on its first six possessions.

The coaching staff did its part to mix-up the schemes, using multiple groupings and staying away from the no-huddle offense.

But as Carolina pulled out to a 37-14 lead by the fourth quarter, the Packers had no choice but to go into hurry-up mode.

"I'd say it was moderate. It was a start, we got some good plays. The one to (fullback Aaron Ripkowski) was an explosive play," associate head coach Tom Clements said. "We were just trying to keep them off balance a little bit with the different personnel groups. Then we fell behind by a large margin."

Packers wide receiver James Jones said he's not one to complain about the types of plays called.

"You run it and you believe it's going to work," he said.

Entering Monday night, Green Bay ranks 11th in the league in points scored this season with 203. The Packers rank 25th in passing yards per game and 13th in rushing yards per game.

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