A.M. Quickslant: A Word on the Packers Pro-Bowl Selections

real12thmanThe Packers will hopefully have five players who can’t make the Pro-Bowl this year. But five were picked nontheless and all were deserving. Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, John Kuhn, Josh Sitton, and Clay Matthews have all had great seasons in their own individual ways and lifted the team when needed as well. Continue reading

Well Wishes For All Hurt In Lightning Strike

Americas PackThe NFL is very careful about keeping fans out of harm’s way during potentially threatening storms. Apparently though, there was a lightning strike at Raymond James after the game yesterday. The AP is reporting that a dozen people are recovering after an indirect lightning strike on Raymond James Stadium. According to Tampa Fire and Rescue, the strike affected fans on their way to their cars in lot 14. Seven people were taken to the hospital and another 4-5 were going on their own to be looked at according to Yahoo Sports. Everyone is reported as in stable condition though.

Regardless of fan affiliation, we want to wish all those affected in this event a quick recovery and return to health and happiness for Christmas. We think all of Packernation will agree that it is a tragedy when anyone gets hurt before or after watching a football game. We compete, we love our team and we even compare the game they play to battle, but part of the beauty of sports is that competition can take place without getting hurt. In football, players do get hurt from time to time and no one wishes even that but it is tragic to hear that people got hurt just walking back to their cars from this game.

Our thoughts, hopes, and prayers are with you all.

Sincerely,

Green Bay Packer Nation

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.

Go Pack!