With the Packers getting the first round bye it gives Aaron’s calf a little extra time to heal but I for one don’t believe he will be 100% by next week, So lets hope McCarthy installs a game plan to let him stay in the pistol or shotgun for the better part of the game. I liked the way Lacy/Starks ran the ball out of the pistol against the Lions last week they still hit the holes at full speed without Aaron having to step back to hand them the ball. It also worked well with the short crossing routes, As long as Aaron can execute these types of passes without having to be to mobile he could just get past this first playoff game without further injuring his calf Continue reading
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.