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Bears Postgame Review/NFL Power Rankings

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  1. TOPHAT

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    Top Hat's Complete Bears Game Review & Preview; Grades; Individual Reviews!


    SUMMARY: The Packers were outplayed in all phases of the game, offense, special teams, & defense, losing to the “spoilers” archrival Bears in tough weather conditions. The Bears blocked two punts & had two interceptions leading to four scoring touchdowns.

    HIGHLIGHTS: 1. ESPN. 2. JSOnline. 3. Packersnews. 4. NFL. 5. WSJ.

    QUOTES:

    ESPN: "Chicago was able to perform better than archrival Green Bay in adverse weather conditions. The Bears established the line of scrimmage in the trenches and controlled the tempo of the game. Chicago also fared much better in special teams….QB Kyle Orton was efficient with the short and intermediate passing game….The RB combination of Peterson and Wolfe was able to pound the ball effectively against the Packers….The poor weather clearly leveled the playing field for the overmatched Bears.”

    Scout: “With a game-time temperature of 17 degrees, snow showers, and wind gusts of up to 40 mph that made for a minus-1 wind chill, the Packers appeared to cave in to the elements before the game began. Players were huddled around the heaters on the sideline and put coats on quickly when coming off the field.”

    Packersnews: “The Packers wouldn’t use the brutal weather conditions as an excuse. It was a strong factor: When conditions are that bad, it levels the playing field, and the team with better talent loses its edge. Things like speed, quickness and even strength are negated. It can come down to execution and even luck.”

    PLAY-OF-THE-GAME: On the 2nd play of their 1st possession in the 2nd half, the Bears executed a predictable screen pass gaining 33 yard setting up RB Peterson’s touchdown run & giving a comfortable 21-7 lead to the Bears.

    REPORT CARD---GOOD, BAD, & UGLY: [USA TODAY GRADES]

    Rushing Offense—B- [B-]

    The Packers rushed 17 times for 125 yards averaging 6 ypc. RB Grant had 14 carries for 100 yards & one touchdown averaging 7.1 ypc. Grant needs 101 yards to get 1,000 yards for the season. If the two big runs are excluded, Grant had 10 carries for 12 yards because the plays became too predictable. The Bears made the necessary adjustments with their linebackers & an eight-in-the-box scheme. Overall, only T Tauscher & G Colledge looked good. Otherwise, the Bears' defense dominated the line of scrimmage against the Packers' offensive line.

    Passing Offense—D [D]

    Favre bobbled & dropped snaps, while he threw badly in the cold & windy weather. Also, his receivers dropped crucial passes. He completed 17 of 32 passes for 153 yards & two interceptions [at least 3 more interceptions dropped] with a 40.2 passer rating. In the first half alone, he had only two completions for 9 yards. "The Bears defense exacerbated matters with a [coordinated] zone blitz [scheme],...a longtime nemesis for Favre, whose two interceptions wound up in the hands of [DE] Brown [& LB] Urlacher...." WR Jennings had 3 catches for 42 yards. WR Driver had 4 catches for 32 yards

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    Packers Q Favre (4) looks back towards the field while walking to the locker room following a 35-7 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Tom Fluegge-US Presswire.

    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/teams/page/GB

    Rushing Defense—D [D]

    The defense had an awful game unable to hold the line: "the...struggles in stopping the run started before [DT]...Pickett suffered a groin injury....Still, Pickett's absence was conspicuous when the combination of...Petterson & Wolfe bulled inside & darted outside." The Bears rushed 45 times for 139 yards. RB Peterson had 30 carries for 102 yards & one touchdown. LB Barnett had 11 tackles, LB Hawk had 8 tackles, & LB Poppinga had 6 tackles, but they failed to dominate. DE Jenkins, DE Kampman & DT Williams had a "washed" game. Rookie DT Harrell was on & off, but he mainly got pushed onto his butt.

    Passing Defense—C- [C-]

    Following the deja vu game plan & facing little pass rush, Q Orton successfully ran the Bears' offense using short passing plays combined with power running plays in textbook clock control drives. Orton completed 8 of 14 passes for 101 yards & one touchdown [and one touchdown pass was dropped] with a 103.6 passer rating! WR Wolfe had 2 passes for 38 yards. A reviewer summed it up:

    "The...linebackers & safeties were caught out of position on...pass catches... including a touchdown thrown to wide-open [TE] Clark....[CB] Blackmon missed badly on a diving tackle of diminutive back Garrett Wolfe on a screen pass that turned into a 33-yard gain, which put the Bears in position...to strike for a go-ahead touchdown before halftime....[CB] Harris would have given up a [TD] if not for a drop...on fourth-and-goal earlier....The pass rush was handled...."

    The safeties were nonexistant. S Rouse did not play, seriously. CB Blackmon had a bad game.

    Special Teams—D- [F]

    The special teams had a horrendous "high schoolish" game. The Bears averaged a very good forty-four yard line starting position. P Ryan had two blocked punts, one dropped punt & one botched punt for 9 yards. The return game did little. K Crosby's kickoffs were solid.

    Coaching—D- [F]

    The "unbearable" Bears team outcoached, outschemed, & outplayed the "amateur" McCarthy team. The lack of extensive game preparation, poor play calling, & awful execution led to the horrible performance. On offense, the play calling was questionable & predictable with the Bears making quick adjustments. On defense, while the Bears' game plan was perfectly predictable, the defensive coordinator failed to make the necessary game adjustments & got outschemed in crucial plays. As Coach McCarthy admitted: "We did not play very well . . . at all. Our performance was poor today in all three phases." Finally, the team must learn how to handle success.

    Overall—D

    The Packers lost badly to the “spoilers” archrival Bears: “The Packers…didn't come close to matching the Bears' intensity, execution or resourcefulness.”

    Sportsline.com Overall Grade: "F for flubbing. Packers cough up golden opportunity. A week after the Cowboys opened the door for the Pack to claim No. 1 in the NFC, Green Bay slammed it on its feet....That was really bad. Brett Favre looked off. The special teams were a disaster and they looked flat in a game they had to have. Ryan Grant is the only guy who seemed to show up."

    CheeseheadTV.com Good, Bad & Ugly: Good--Grant, Wells & Driver; Bad--McCarthy, Sanders & Stock; Ugly--Ryan.

    Bloggers' headlines: "Gone With The Wind"; "Ugly...Well, that was heinous"; "Well, that was an embarrassing loss"; "Packers Give It Away Again"; "Meet the Bizzaro Packers"; & "Embarrassing".

    COMMENTARY: Home field advantage in the playoffs was gone with the wind in this ugly loss. The greatest cardinal sin was giving the hilarious headlines & highlights to the Bears [jealous about the Packers' success & legendary QB Favre]: "Bears' win good for Chicago, better for Dallas"; "Bears shock Packers, clinch NFC home field for Cowboys"; & "Bears Sweep Packers." Echo: Bears-Packers a great rivalry? That's a laugh! [Were Bears laughing?]. Forever, forever.

    PREVIEW: Still, the Packers are 12-3 moving forward.. In the final game at home, the Packers have a must "momentum" win game against the Lions to regain the momentum & confidence for the playoffs. As Coach McCarthy acknowledged: "Some of the things that manifested today showed up against St. Louis. I thought we addressed it this week in practice, but I didn't get that done, and that's my responsibility. We need to clean our house. We need to go out & perform well against Detroit.'' _______________________________________________________________________

    SOURCES:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271223003

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=699706

    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com...0071223/PKR0201/71223042/1057/PKR&located=RSS

    http://www.nfl.com/videos?categoryId=highlights&seasonId=2007&periodDecode=Week 16&campaign=ec_VH

    http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/sports/packers/263705

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271223003

    http://gnb.scout.com/2/713947.html

    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=699806

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=699706

    http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/sports/packers/263691

    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10543815

    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/gamecenter/recap/NFL_20071223_GB@CHI

    http://www.packersnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071224/PKR07/712240554/1058/PKRFeatures

    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl

    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/features/writers/prisco/grades/week16

    http://www.acmepackingcompany.com/story/2007/12/24/93325/470

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/packers/home.htm

    http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/bears-35-packers-3/

    http://packerama.blogspot.com/2007/12/gone-with-wind.html

    http://packergeeks.wordpress.com/2007/12/24/ugly/

    http://www.acmepackingcompany.com/story/2007/12/24/93325/470

    http://packerfansunited.blogspot.com/2007/12/packers-give-it-awayagain.html

    http://chicagosports.chicagotribune...kers,1,4927914.column?coll=cs-bears-headlines

    http://www.bratsandbeer.com/posts/2007/12/647

    http://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/embarrassing/
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  2. Zombieslayer

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    Totally agreed, Tophat. This is a must win game. I don't think we should rest our starters until the lead is comfortable. We have to build momentum going into the Playoffs or else we risk bad morale and a one and out.
     
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    NFL POWER RANKINGS: PACKERS 4TH OR 5TH

    With the loss to the Bears, the Packers dropped in rankings to 4th or 5th in the NFL Power Rankings:

    Sporting News: 4. Their punting team looked like it was playing in a wind tunnel against the Bears.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=323604

    Sports Network: 4. Blowout loss in Chicago might test their confidence.

    http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?
    c=sportsnetwork&page=nfl/misc/nfl-poll.htm

    YahooSports: 4. There was some temptation to put Jacksonville ahead of Green Bay after the combination of the Jaguars' lopsided win over Oakland and the Packers' awful loss to traditional rival Chicago. I'll resist temptation for this week.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ys-rankings122507&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    USA Today: 4. Nothing to do but stay healthy and look forward to bye.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2007-power-rankings.htm

    ESPN: 5. Normally, Brett Favre and cold weather go together like Ben Affleck and anybody named Jennifer. So why did he seem so uncomfortable in winter conditions against the Bears? Maybe a NFC title game on the road isn't a bad thing.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?season=2007&week=17

    Sportsline: 5. The Packers were playing for something and lost to the Chicago Bears. The way they played at Chicago isn't a good sign. But it was uncharacteristic since they've been so good on the road.

    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10544770

    Fox Sports: 5. Favre had arguably his worst performance of the season on Sunday. The Packers' special teams fared no better. Two punts were blocked and one was muffed. Bad day all around for Green Bay.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/powerRankings

    Pro Football Weekly: 5. Special teams were high school-caliber.

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/NFL+Zone/Power+Rankings/2007/rankings17.htm

    Covers: 5. Thanks to the Bears there'll no home-field advantage for Green Bay this year and this is a young team that might need it

    http://www.covers.com/sports/power-ranking/nfl-power-ranking.aspx

    Sports Illustrated: 5. Do you get playoff-ready by sending Favre and the boys out to face Greenland weather or do you rest them and treat the paying customers to three hours of jayvee action?

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/dr_z/12/26/rankings.part1/index.html

    RealFootball365: 7. Favre has quietly thrown four touchdowns against seven interceptions since Thanksgiving. Green Bay no longer has the look of a true Super Bowl contender; in fact, expect the Packers' season to end during the second weekend in January, when they face Seattle.

    http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/20740.html


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  4. cheesey

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    Of course i'd like to see a win sunday. But to me, it's more important to rest whoever is injured, so that we are healthy for the playoffs. A win against the Lions won't mean much if we lose Jennings or Driver or one of our other top guys. Yes, i DO think they should play some, and get some momentum. But if we get a lead, pull the guys and let some of the other guys play to get them some game time. Just in case they have to play in the playoffs.
     
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    Agreed. We dont want to play Dallas again with Woodson and KGB out again. We saw how well that worked out. Not making excuses for us losing, just saying we would of been a lot more competative. Kampman has been playing with a nagging back injury and a lot of other players took some hard shots in the Bears game, i would prefer to go into the playoffs healthy. Momentum is always good, but health might be better.
     
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    Bears Game Review & Lions Preview/Power Rankings

    Fans, it's time to move on to the finale of the season and the playoffs. However, fans should evaluate lingering issues, necessary corrections/changes, and the ongoing preparations for the Lions finale and the playoffs. Chicago is just the"windy shxt". This afternoon, the crucial injury report and the news updates for the finale and the coming potential first opponent in the playoffs along with the whispers about the "R" word.

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  7. Zombieslayer

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    I don't think we'll have an R word after the Playoffs.
     
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    INJURY & INDIVIDUAL UPDATES/LG ISSUE

    http://gnb.scout.com/2/714310.html

    Injury updates, news on individuals

    -- WR Greg Jennings will be iffy to play in the regular-season finale against Detroit on Sunday. Jennings, who leads the team with 12 touchdown catches, suffered a mild sprain of his right ankle in the fourth quarter of the 35-7 loss at Chicago on Sunday. Jennings' status for the upcoming game won't be determined until later in the week.

    -- DT Ryan Pickett, who missed the last game with a strained groin, is expected to return to practice Wednesday and be ready for Sunday's contest.

    -- PK Mason Crosby, with only one point in the last game, has a franchise-record-tying 131 points. Ryan Longwell set the standard in the 2000 season.

    -- QB Brett Favre was held to a season-low 153 passing yards (not including the Nov. 29 game at Dallas, in which he left with injury) on 17-for-32 accuracy in the face of high winds at Chicago's Soldier Field. Favre has 4,058 passing yards this year, his fifth 4,000-yard season and first since 2004.

    -- RB Ryan Grant had a 14-carry, 100-yard performance Sunday, highlighted by a personal-best 66-yard touchdown run. Grant has five 100-yard games in the last nine outings for Green Bay. He needs 101 yards Sunday to attain 1,000 for the season.

    -- WR Donald Driver reached the 80-catch mark for a fourth straight season. He has a team-high 82 receptions for 1,048 yards but hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 3.

    -- TE Donald Lee had only one catch for a second straight game. Lee needs two receptions Sunday to attain 50 this season.

    -- QB Aaron Rodgers is questionable to be activated for the upcoming game. Favre's top backup has been relegated to the No. 3 role the last three outings because of a strained hamstring.

    -- DE Aaron Kampman has been sackless in five of the last seven games. He leads the team with 12 sacks but has generated only four since a three-sack performance at Denver on Oct. 29.
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    http://gnb.scout.com/2/714306.html

    Another chance: Daryn Colledge; Coston, Colledge competing for starting spot on offensive line

    The Packers will head into an otherwise meaningless regular-season finale against Detroit on Sunday with some sorting-out still left to do on the offensive line. Locking in two starters at the guard positions has been a season-long conundrum, which needs a solution before second-seeded Green Bay plays its first game in the NFC playoffs two weeks later. Although Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher have been weekly constants since opening day at the tackle spots, the Packers have been unsettled on the interior. They have used five different starting combinations. The latest switch came for the 35-7 loss at Chicago on Sunday. Jason Spitz, who had started the previous two games at left guard, was back at his natural position of right guard. Junius Coston, the starter at right guard the previous two outings, moved to left guard. Coston, though, was part of a rotation at left guard throughout the game with Daryn Colledge, who started the first 12 games at the position before he was pulled during Green Bay's Nov. 29 game against Dallas. "With Daryn and Junius, somebody needs to take control of the left guard position," McCarthy said.


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    Thanks Tophat.
    Answered some of my questions I was thinking.
     
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    If Jenning is not 100%, i say sit him. That would give him 3 weeks from the last game to get healthy. Let Martin and Robinson play in the Lions game.
     
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    I agree. Plus, I'd like to see JJ, Martin, and Robinson get more reps.
    I definitely want Gregorious 100% for the playoffs.
     
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    I have no point of reference on this, but I'd guess that teams that rest players too much lose their edge and don't play well in the playoffs. I may not play my starters the whole game, but I would definitely start them. If we get a good lead or get pounded then it's time for the second string. I hope Rogers is ready to go. He needs some work.
     
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    I'd give the Pack an F in every aspect of the game. They weren't prepared for the Cold. The weather intimadated them and they got their butts kicked. 12-3 isn't bad but they wont' win a playoff game if they play like this ever.
     
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    WEDNESDAY PRESS CONFERENCE: FAVRE/MCCARTHY

    http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/sports/index.php?ntid=264053&ntpid=2

    Packers: Tough balancing act to follow

    Favre and the rest of the team returned to work Wednesday, and while Sunday's regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field is meaningless in terms of playoff positioning — Green Bay (12-3) has locked up the NFC's No. 2 seed and is assured a divisional playoff game Jan. 12 or 13 at home — Favre said the Packers need to get back to playing the way they had prior to the debacle in the Windy City. Had the Packers won that game, they would have entered Sunday knowing that a victory, coupled with a Dallas (13-2) loss to Washington, would make them the NFC's top seed at 14-2.

    "This week is obviously a totally different mentality than it would be had we won that (Bears) game. The stakes are different," Favre said. "But I still think, as I said after the game, that it's important for us to go into the playoffs with momentum or feeling good about where we are. I don't know how long I play, but you want to go in feeling good about what you're doing. It would be nice to play (well)."

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy must figure out how to get that momentum going while also making sure that his top priority — entering the playoffs as healthy as possible — is met. "You've got to try to balance out the things you are trying to accomplish. No. 1, you want to win the football game; No. 2, we want to play well based on the way we played last week," McCarthy said. "I think the most important factor for our football team going into the playoffs is I want our football team to be healthy. "... We're going to start the game and play to win just like we have every week, but at some point — and I don't know what point that will be — we'll probably try to take some players out."

    While Favre maintained Wednesday that the conditions were "the windiest I've ever played in," the Packers' response to those conditions were enough to call into question their ability to handle the elements — Favre included. "Everyone was cold. And I'm sure there were some guys on our team who thought, 'What did I get myself into?' " Favre admitted. "I think being a real young team, it probably was a little bit of a shock to them. ... But I thought we were ready to play. Guys were affected by the cold in pregame, but it didn't seem like we were any more out of it than any other time."

    The forecast for Sunday calls for a few snow showers with a high of 32 and northwest winds of 12 mph. If the winds don't pick up, Favre said, he expects to play more to the form that has allowed him to go 41-5 at home in games in which the temperature at kickoff was 34 degrees or colder. "The wind to me means everything. Shotgun snaps were moving, punt snaps were moving. The ball, (where it was going) was a toss-up. I throw it here, it ends up (elsewhere) over here," Favre said. "The less times you can put the ball in the air — whether it be shotgun, punt, whatever — the better off you're going to be. But it is the way we play, and I hate to say it was a wake-up call. I just think, thank goodness we haven't played in a lot of games like that."

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7606090?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=5

    Favre says cold affected young Packers' concentration

    Brett Favre said he and his teammates can't brush off the Green Bay Packers' 35-7 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday simply because it was played in extreme conditions. Asked on Wednesday if he sensed that some of his teammates lost concentration because of the weather, Favre said yes - a surprise, given the team's success all season and the potential playoff ramifications of Sunday's game. "I don't know if anyone was really into it," Favre said....


    "We did not handle the weather very well at all, and that's something we talked about as a team today," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "We talked about the focus, we talked about the preparation leading up to that - what could we learn from that particular game, the wind and so forth. And we have moved on from that. "But it's an experience that we definitely need to learn from, because our performance was unacceptable. We will not play like that again. I won't tolerate that."

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    Perspective: Moving On

    http://www.acmepackingcompany.com/story/2007/12/27/11329/661

    Moving Forward Into The Playoffs


    The loss to Chicago reminded of the 2002 season. The Packers entered week 17 with a game at the NY Jets and a 12-3 record. If the Packers won that game, they clinched a first round bye and home field throughout the playoffs. Instead they lost 42-17 and had to host a wild card game the next week versus Atlanta which was another embarrassing loss and ended the franchise's perfect playoff record at Lambeau.

    That playoff loss to Atlanta was very similar to the loss at Chicago. Atlanta only gained 309 yards on offense compared to the Packers 289 (the Packers had 274 yards on offense to Chicago's 240). The Packers lost to Atlanta 27-7 because they had five turnovers and it was a special teams disaster that included missed field goals and a block punt that was returned for a touchdown. Ironically the Packers led the league with a +17 turnover margin that season.

    The biggest differences between the 2007 and 2002 seasons is that the Packers have the first round bye, they have three weeks to get over this game (assuming next week against Detroit isn't another disaster) and get ready for the playoff game. There are probably a lot more differences, but whatever they are the 2002 and 2007 seasons don't have a lot in common and history won't necessarily repeat itself. However the Packers have to do a lot better job at protecting the ball and forcing turnovers.
     
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    Thanks Tophat. Looks like we'll be playing to win, which is a GOOD thing.
     
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    Thanks. The complete current NFL power rankings are interesting too.


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    Packedhouse - There's a lot of history of this happening.
     
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    I guess we're not going to the Super Bowl

    At the end of tonights Giants/Pats broadcast Cris Collinsworth said "I believe these Patriots will beat Dallas in the Super Bowl". Last week we got our asses handed to us but it was just one of those games where nothing seemed to go our way from the start. Hell even a FG that should have been missed was miraculously guided by the wind for the Bears. I find it premature everyone thinks Dallas is going to the SB after our loss last week. I don't think the loss reflects this team at all. The Bears are like herpes. Just when everything seems to be going good they pop their warts up all over the place.
     
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    In all fairness he said THINK. I see no reason for anyone to say otherwise. They are the favorite. GB had the chance to be the favorite by beating the Cowboys but they didn't do it.

    The Cowboys earned the right to be the favorite thus be predicted by most to go to the SB. Luckily for us, we still have a say in that.
     
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    Re: I guess we're not going to the Super Bowl

    Thats just it............so many people are counting on the Dallas/Pats SB. Yes, they might be the favorites, but who KNOWS what might happen between now and then? Like you said, we have a say in it!
    Remember a few years back when the Vikings went 15-1? They didn't make it to the SB. On any given day! Who knows who might get knocked off in the playoffs! The way I see it.........the Pats went 16-0........to me, that makes it even more possible that they might get knocked off. They ARE a great team, but their "luck" might just run out, and they might end up not even making it to the big show.
    Who knows?
     
  22. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    Hey guys, I didn't watch the game cuz I was at Bears\Saints, so I need your help.

    I've seen the highlights, but who should get my (silly) MVP,Consistency, and play of the game awards?

    Also, I see my boy Atari "Why is he starting?" Bigby got another int. Nice.
     
  23. Scythe

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    MVP - Brett Favre (9/11 99 yards 2 TD)
    Consistency - Brandon Jackson (20 ATT 113 yards)
    POTG - ?
     
  24. yooperfan

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    I nominate Grants TD run for the play of the game.
     
  25. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

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    Nall's TD pass? I thought it was cool that MM was so aggressive that drive. Here we had the #3 QB playing, the #1 RB resting, the #1 & #2 WRs out, and MM airs it the whole way down, ending with a TD pass. That whole drive made me happy.
     

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