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Packers’ Matt LaFleur admits getting outcoached against 49ers

The Green Bay Packers fell on their faces on “Sunday Night Football.” They were severely outplayed by the San Francisco 49ers, losing 37-8 in an expected battle between two of the NFC’s juggernauts.

There is no other way to put it. Their head coach, Matt LaFleur, concedes.

We got schemed up and they did a much better job coaching than we did,” LaFleur said on Monday, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “We had way too many mistakes. Even when we had chances, we had too many mistakes, so I mean all around it was just a bad effort.”

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had the fewest yards ever in a game in which he passed 30 or more times. He went 20 for 33 passing for 104 yards and a touchdown, good for a 75.8 passer rating. The 49ers got to him five times. Green Bay went 1-for-15 on third-downs, with the only conversion coming via backup Tim Boyle in the final minute.

Luckily, there is still football left to play. The Packers are still in the thick of it. If anything, the embarrassing defeat will help them grow, according to LaFleur.

“Anytime you get embarrassed like that, you find out what you’re made of,” LaFleur said. “You find out a lot about people in times of adversity. I think this will be a good test for our football team. Hopefully, we’ll become better for it. Certainly, there’s a lot of work to be done. We’ve got to use every moment from today until we play the Giants to get it done.”

Next week, the Packers will travel to face the 2-9 New York Giants at 1 p.m. ET.