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Packers rule the North.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Packerlifer, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Packerlifer

    Packerlifer Cheesehead

    Sep 4, 2008
    Mike McCarthy has excelled in at least one area since becoming head coachof the Packers in 2006. He's compiled a solid winning record against clubs in Green Bay's own division.

    McCarthy is 13-5 to date against the Bears, Lions & Vikings but could easily be 16-2 or 17-1. The Packers were just 2 botched field goals from a perfect 6-0 in the NFC North last season and the 2 losses to Chicgo in 2007 were the result of their own turnovers and special teams breakdowns in those contests.

    Over the same span of time Chicago is 11-7 in division games; but only .500 the last 2 years. Minnesota is 9-9. Detroit is 3-13.

    McCarthy is 6-0 against the Lions, 5-1 over the Vikings, but only 2-4 with the Bears; although a couple of those Chicago games could be asterisked.

    The Packers' seasons with MM, though, have been made or broken outside the division and there they are only 14-16 the last 3 years.

    In their 13-3 season two years ago the Packers were 4-2 in divisional games and 9-1 against the rest of the NFC and AFC. Last year Green Bay matched the 4-2 division log but fell to 2-8 in interdivision & interconference play to end up 6-10.

    Last season the Pack was 0-4 against the NFC South and 1-3 against the AFC and 1-1 in the "wild card" NFC games with Dallas & Seattle.

    This year they play the weaker NFC West, which should produce at least 3 wins if not a sweep of the 4. They will be matched with the AFC North, which should be no worse than 2-2 but maybe with a good year 3-1 is possible.

    That leaves the Dallas & Tampa Bay games as the ones on which the season may swing. It's not too hard to find at least 9 wins on the rest of the shedule so these two could be the ones that make the difference between playoffs or not, between winning the divison back or not.
  2. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Apr 14, 2009
    Well I hope that win streak will continue because it is going to be put to the test tonight.

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