Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Worrying Out Loud For a Bit

Earlier this year, after a dreadful Packers loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I wrote an article about how there was no way that Green Bay would find themselves in the playoffs this season. Then, just two days later, I changed my mind and said that the Packers could screw up and still finish 10-6. Well, now, two days ago I said that the Steelers loss wasn't that big of a deal, but now I'm starting to worry out loud about the Packers actually making this thing.

On one hand, they control their own destiny, and besides a spotty defensive performance in Pittsburgh I have no reason to worry that the Packers won't make the playoffs. On the other hand, the Giants and Cowboys both look very good right now, and one slip up by the Packers could cost us a postseason birth. Granted, our games are against the Seahawks and Cardinals, who will probably have clinched, but stranger things have happened.

This whole thing really may come down to week 17, because the Packers, Giants, and Cowboys should all be winners next week. The Giants have Carolina and the Cowboys have Washington, and if these two teams are truly playoff contenders then they'll pick up the wins. The Pack of course have Seattle, which if we don't win that game then there's no point in even doing this anymore. If it comes down to week 17, the Cowboys have the Eagles, we got the Cards, and the Giants have the Vikings. In a horrifying turn of events, there is a scenario in this world where we may have to root for Brett Favre as a Viking this season. Sigh.

Still, I stand by what I said when I proclaimed that the Pittsburgh loss wouldn't kill our season. We've put ourselves in a good position, and all we gotta do is take care of bid'ness (not sure why I wrote it like that) and we're in. Plus, as my brother Brock pointed out to me, the last time we lost we won five straight games. If we do that again, well then we've a ticket punched to Miami for the Super Bowl.

3 comments:

Travis said...

Carolina Will Win This Weekend. Mark my words.

Darkschner said...

I agree with travis. This thing is gonna get wild before its all over. I could see all 3 losing another game. Prediction... the winner of the 5 seed goes to the superbowl.

Lightschner said...

That is very possible, no team in the NFC looks unbeatable. Especially Minnesota and Arizona.

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