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
Well Packernation, the playoff schedule has been set and Green Bay will face the highest winning seed from the Wild Card round at noon CST on Sunday the 11th. Let the speculation begin! Here is the full schedule:
Wild Card Weekend
Saturday, Jan. 3
NFC: 4:35 p.m. (ET) Arizona at Carolina (ESPN)
AFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) Baltimore at Pittsburgh (NBC) Continue reading
With a first-round bye and a home game at stake, Aaron Rodgers had perhaps his gutsiest performance as a Packer in Sunday’s game against Detroit. After pulling up on his strained calf as he threw the first of two touchdown passes to Randall Cobb and heading to the locker room, Aaron went 17 for 22 with 2 touchdowns and posted a 139.6 passer rating. Along the way, he also called his own number on a sneak, expecting that to be the last thing that the Lions would expect…he was right.
The Packers gritted out a win against a Lions team that gave a solid helmet-to-helmet to Eddie Lacy and saw Ndomokong Suh once again give a little tromp to Aaron Rodgers. All the Packers fans who feared that this Lions team would attempt to hurt Packers players…seem to have been right.
But here’s to the Packers, NFC North Champs for the forth year in a row! And here is to our quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, who looked a lot like a former Packers iron-man quarterback out there on the field today. Not afraid to play through pain…and calling his own number from the one yard line! It’s what we do, folks…it’s what we do.
With the win, the Packers get a much needed bye week and get a chance to get Aaron Rodgers healthy before the playoffs commence. The Seahawks beat the Rams which means this season may come full circle to the first game of the year in Seattle. This time…we hope the result will be different. But in the meantime, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have secured a second seed in the playoffs, a first round bye, and another all-important home game!
What say you…Packernation???
OK Packernation, we have to wait to see what the situation is on Aaron Rodgers. But in the meantime the Packers still have a job to do. Here are three thoughts during halftime:
1. Get better Aaron!
2. Go get ‘em Matt!
With Aaron’s situation in doubt, I for one am glad we have Matt Flynn in as backup. Flynn knows the Packers’ system and though it is FAR from ideal, he has shown he can lead this team. Go get ‘em Matt! The defense and the O-line need to understand though that it is time for them to SHINE! Detroit showed with a quick score that they can get points on the board…no more. This Detroit team has been begging to lose for a long time but has taken their games generally with the second half of play. Watch out Packers…don’t get complacent. Git ‘er DONE!
With his ability to run out of the backfield, Randall Cobb’s versatility could shine through in the second half of this game. We all know that the Lions will try to stack the box and take away Eddie Lacy forcing Flynn to throw. It is a guy like Cobb who can be the difference maker in that scenario. We may not get the Jordy Nelson shot play that we are used to seeing at Lambeau folks, this could be a gritty win. But it NEEDS to be a WIN nonetheless!