Rants and Raves by Jeff

With a win over the Bucs, the Pack clinches a playoff spot and next week, against the dirtiest team in John Kuhnthe NFL (aka the Detroit Lions), will be playing for the NFC North title. With this game being played in Lambeau where the Packers have not lost a game this year (7-0), I for one believe they not only win but put an old fashion butt whoopin on the Lions!

Raves

The offense was not the prettiest this game but Rodgers did get rolled up on about the 5th play of the game and played with a tight calf cramping up the whole game and not to mention Aaron had been fighting flu like symptoms for a few days as it was so he had to be a little off just for that reason alone, But all in all he played well enough to put points up. Continue reading

The Stage is Set

imagesWell the stage is set for the “Big Game”. The Lions will have to come to Lambeau, a place they have not won a game at since 1991 and they get there knowing that they have gotten at least four of their 11 wins by the skin of their teeth in the second half of games that they had every reason to lose. 

The Packers, on the other hand, have been sensational at home, beating down opponents and sitting Aaron Rodgers on the sidelines from time to time. The Packers defense has really come into its own recently, and if the offense hits its stride, it will be a bad day for a Lions team that has for too long won “by hook or by crook”.

The Packers team was pretty much decimated by sickness in week 16 (just check out the videos on the official website) and still managed to man-handle the Lovie Smith-led Buccaneers 20-3. The defense recorded 7 sacks and only allowed 3 points and the offense, while it was not up to its Lambeau Field scoring prowess…scored 20 points in a game where the scoring did NOT equal the level of domination.

downloadSo the stage is set and with the Lions coming to Lambeau Field one can’t help but imagine that the Green Bay Packers are gonna make a statement against the Lions on their way into the playoffs. But what do you think? HMU with a comment or comment on the Facebook fanpage to make your opinion known.

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Packers are in the Playoffs!

bucsSPEED_largeThe Packers got to the playoffs today with a 20-3 win over Tampa Bay. Now, if the Cowboys win or tie, they clinch the NFC East and the Seahawks also clinch a spot with a win or a tie. While it would be nice to see the Seahawks drop one, it seems unlikely against an Arizona team who, though they now hold the top spot in the NFC…also will be fielding their third string quarterback.

But for the Packers, the most important thing is to get ready for the Lions. For those of you who got a chance to catch the end of the Lions game, it was the same Lions team we have seen for about six weeks now. A lot of dirty plays and barely coming back to win in the second half after being down most of the game. This team has been begging to be beaten and the Packers are just the team to do it. The defense is coming on at the right time (7 sacks) and the offense, though it has sputtered on the road, has been brilliant at home. Even Davante Adams can catch the football at Lambeau!

I know many in Packernation are not happy about the way the Packers played today, but here’s my bold prediction right here…right now:

imagesCATDOOYXThe Lions are going down, and they are going down BIG. There will be no happier team in the NFL to get back home than the Green Bay Packers and they are not going to let a team like the Lions ruin their homefield spot in the playoffs. Green Bay was upset by the Lions early because of offensive miscues and in spite of a defense that shut the Lions down. That defense is even better today and the offense is a juggernaut at home.

The Packers WILL get it done! And from there…they can build some momentum to right the wrongs of the years since 2010.

Go Pack!

As The Dust Begins To Settle…

real12thmanThere is a point before the end of each season where the dust begins to settle and the playoff picture starts to come into view. For all but a few teams, there are still meaningful games to be played in week 16 and for the Packers, a playoff bid is guaranteed with a win.

The most important thing, of course, is a win. But more than that, we want a statement game. It is time. Time to force our will on the opponent with no mercy, Champions prove themselves on the field and we know there is a championship in this team…it is time to let it out. Unleash the fury, bring the thunder, kick so much @$$ that you have to stop takin’ names. The playoffs begin TODAY!

It is time to beat the Buccaneers in such a way as to strike fear in the hearts of the Lions who, knowing they have to come to Lambeau, will also know that they are about to witness a reckoning.

AaroncowboyLet’s go Pack! Focus on the job at hand and execute with razor sharp perfection. This one matters so let’s take it to the Buccaneers.

Go Pack!

Breaking Down Week 16 vs. the Buccaneers

bucsSPEED_largeOn paper, the Packers couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to rebound from last week’s offensive disaster in Buffalo, traveling to Tampa Bay to face the NFC’s cellar-dwelling Buccaneers. Despite owning a 2-12 record in the NFL’s worst division, the Bucs have played opponents tough all season long. Seven of Tampa Bay’s 12 losses have been by six points or less, including last week’s 17-19 loss in Charlotte. At the same time, the talent gap between the two teams couldn’t be clearer.

The Bucs don’t pose the same defensive challenge that the Packers offense encountered last week in Buffalo — but one can be sure that a Lovie Smith-coached unit will play the Packers hard for four quarters. The Packers catch a big break in not having to face defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on Sunday, after the lineman was placed on IR this week. The Bucs’ pass rush hasn’t had much success getting to opposing quarterbacks, which could lessen the Packers’ potential burden of missing tackle Bryan Bulaga.

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