Packers Schedule: Closing Stretch
Bye Week, Current NFC Standings
Still pisses me off as we should be 7-2 & the SeaChickens 4-5.
Now, I want to catch the Bears because I want a bye, even though we've f***d up when we've had it, while we ran the table playing 3 road games. Like the Giants did twice (they won their WC game at home last year).
We come out of the bye playing the 5-4 Lions in Detroit (if they beat stumbling Minny, who will be missing Percy Harvin). A loss there would put us in the bobble as both of us would then be 6-4, and we head to the NYG the following week.
After those 2 road games, we're back home for 2, Minny and then Detroit again. You would expect to win both of these......
Then we go to Chicago which hopefully will play a huge role in who wins the division.
Week 16 we host Tennessee, which should be a cupcake game for us unless Chris Johnson is still there and we let him run wild.
Finally week 17 is at the team I have always hated the most, Minnesota. I expect them to be playing spoiler by then after their magical start to this season is long-forgotten.
The Bears of course host 7-1 Houston tomorrow night. Then they go to San Fran where I think they'll get beaten down. Let's go Texans tomorrow, wish that game was in Houston. I think the Bears will take away Foster (as we did), and make Schaub beat them, and I don't think he can.
The rest of their schedule looks easy to me... 2 against the Vikings. Of course they host us. They also host Seattle. I wish they had to play AT Seattle like we did.... maybe the refs will steal that game from the Bears.
And week 16, they play at Arizona. You never know what you'll get from the Cardinals. Last year they finished red-hot. This year they started red-hot.
I think 12-4 won't win this division, unless it's by tiebreaker.
Here's how I rank the teams who I do not want to face in the playoffs, and I did have the Giants at the top last year very late in the season in a similar discussion.
Nobody else worries me, and yes I would rather play at Atlanta than the other 3 teams. I think Rodgers loves that Georgia Dome and their defense. Also, Tramon owns Ryan.
The Bears, especially on their long muddy grass field, and in cold, with their defense, they slow us down.
The Niners kicked our asses, and they also have the slow track which would favor them and their physical running game, and defense.
I probably shouldn't have the Giants above them, but those b@st@rds love to see us in the playoffs, and Eli is clutch.
This is why I want the bye.
I want to only have to take out 2 of these teams, and would like a home win for Rodgers.
Lastly, you don't wish for injuries to anyone.
But God knows we've had WAY MORE than our share.
If there have to be anymore in the next 2 months, please let us avoid them and instead spread them out among Chi (they've been very healthy), SF, NYG, and Atlanta! I know injuries to Cutler AND Forte killed them last year, so perhaps they don't deserve to be derailed again.
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem"
-- President Ronald Reagan, 1985