Most of today’s news involves coaching staff additions (and yes, expect John Fox to interview with the Bears very soon), while Packernation revels in the confidence of a team with GM, head coach, and franchise quarterback locked up. At the same time, the Packers have a lot to prove on Championship Sunday. Can Aaron Rodgers hold up with his injured calf? Can the defense keep the Seahawks and their Russell Wilson-led offense at bay. Can Eddie Lacy stay in this whole game, and be as impactful as he can be? Can Jordy Nelson shake free for a catch on Sherman? These and more questions will be answered on Sunday. Continue reading
I, for one, was not happy with the way McCarthy called the game for the most part. He started out great with pounding the ball with Lacy/Starks and short passes so Rodgers could get the ball out fast and not have to scramble to take a chance of further injuring his calf. But after the first drive he did a 180 and tried forcing the ball down field. Going into halftime being down 14-10 was the first time since the first home game the Packers did not go into the locker room with a lead. After they came out McCarthy went back to what worked on the first drive and that’s when Rodgers started clicking again so why he got away from it for most of the first half just boggles my mind. I like McCarthy and think he is a great leader but at times I truly wonder about the way he calls a game. Continue reading
The Packers have one more win to go before getting a shot at another Championship title. And this game may very well be the toughest of all. The last time the Packers visited Seattle, they got schooled to the tune of 16-36. So is this Packers team one that can get it done for a shot at Super Bowl XLIX? Here are a few concerns I have going into this game: Continue reading
Well, this morning the football world is complaining about a call that the refs got absolutely correct. Sure it took a replay to get it right (overturned completion) but in the end, the NFL came through on this one. It boggles my mind that so many still have no idea that a receiver must maintain possession throughout the act of a catch when they go to the ground. Maybe us Packers fans just know it because of Calvin Johnson and Co. who did not know the rule back when it was instituted.
Here is Mike Pereira, former Vice President of officiating but no longer working for the NFL. This guy is the number one go-to guy when it comes to parsing out the NFL rules:
This is one of the more consistently called rules in the entirety of the NFL and it was correctly overturned to an incomplete pass. Congrats to the NFL for getting this one RIGHT and congrats to Mike McCarthy for throwing in the challenge flag. The Packers move on to Seattle!
Eddie Lacy on the ground and Randall Cobb through the air helped the Packers move on. Packernation, we are in the Championship of the NFC! So the stage is now set for a rematch with the Seattle Seahawks. Packers got something special comin’ up!
Wow! What a game and what a win for our beloved Green Bay Packers. We will be back with more analysis but for now, just enjoy the victory and let’s get ready for those Seahawks!