Its hard to believe it but the NFL Playoffs are here! Green Bay will be resting this week but how much excitement is there around this Wildcard round. In particular, Packers fans will be watching the 6th seed Lions as they take on the Cowboys in Dallas. If the Lions win that game, the Packers as second seed would have a game at Lambeau against either the Arizona Cardinals or the Carolina Pathers and the Lions would travel to Seattle to take on the number 1 seed Seahawks. If the Lions can pull an upset in Seattle, they have to come back to Lambeau in the NFC Championship. This scenario seems a bit unlikely but…that’s why they play the games folks! Continue reading
For the third time in five years, the Packers were on the upper end of a big-time Week 17 game – this time versus the Lions. The offense rose to the occasion, generating 21 points and 377 yards against the league’s number two defense. In the victory over Detroit, we learned that Eddie Lacy can overcome the league’s best D-line and that Richard Rodgers could be a viable TE1 next season. But perhaps most obvious after the Packers’ twelfth win of the season is that Aaron Rodgers is the NFL’s MVP.
When Rodgers aggravated his calf injury in the second quarter, the Lions were quickly able to tie the game at 14 and steal momentum that Green Bay had rode through the first 25 minutes of the game. Upon Rodgers’ return on the Packers’ second possession of the third quarter, Green Bay instantly reclaimed that momentum, going up by multiple scores and all but putting the game away.
The Packers 30-20 win over the Lions yesterday kept the home field winning streak alive as well as the Packers NFC North title reign. With this win the Packers locked up #2 seed and a first round bye that was much needed to help Rodgers injured calf get time to heal. Speaking of which how many of you thought the Packers were doomed soon as Aaron went down right before the half and needed to be carted off to the locker room for evaluation? I know my heart dropped.
Not too much to rant about with a win but I for one think McCarthy’s play-calling in the red zone is hurting this team, And when they could not get in the end-zone on 3 plays he needs to take the sure points, This is two weeks in a row now he has tried and failed and in a close game calls like that could be the difference in a win or loss. Continue reading