Packers WR Allen Lazard remains ‘salty’ about NFC Championship loss to 49ers
First, the 49ers thumped the Packers by a score of 37-8 in San Francisco back in Week 12. Then, the teams met in the Bay Area yet again in the NFC Championship Game, with the Niners coming away with a 37-20 victory in a contest that was not as close as the score indicated.
The latter meeting was over a month ago, but Green Bay still isn’t over it.
During a recent appearance on NFL Network, Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard said that he is still pretty upset about the loss.
“I’m still kind of salty about it,” Lazard said. “A lot of us really had it set in stone that we were going to Miami, so kind of just being able to swallow that pill after the game and just realizing the season’s over and we’re not going to be able to achieve our goal was really hard. But I just think that’s something that adds more fuel to the fire and just adds a chip to our shoulder going into next year.”
Lazard added that Super Bowl aspirations comes with the territory in Wisconsin.
“Playing for the Green Bay Packers, that’s the standard and expectation every single year,” he said. “I don’t think we should lower those at all.”
While the Packers did win 13 games and notch a first-round bye this past season, it was obvious that they were completely outclassed by the 49ers, so they certainly need to do some work this offseason.
Playing in his second NFL season, Lazard logged 35 catches for 477 yards and three touchdowns in 2019.