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Packers/Texans gameday thread

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by wizard 87, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. wizard 87

    wizard 87 Old Enough To Know Better

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    It's game day eve.....time to get ready to rumble. GO PACK GO !!! :muscle:
     
  2. wizard 87

    wizard 87 Old Enough To Know Better

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    TEXANS COME TO LAMBEAU FOR FIRST TIME
    -Houston makes its franchise debut at Lambeau Field today as the Packers host the Texans.

    -Green Bay enters the contest fighting for its playoff life, two games behind division-leading Minnesota with four games remaining.

    -The Packers lost another back-and-forth battle last weekend at home to Carolina, its fourth loss this season by four points or less.

    -After the Packers took the lead with just under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, it took the Panthers less than 30 seconds to march down the field for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown.

    -Houston comes into the contest off a short week, having defeated Jacksonville 30-17 in the franchise's first-ever Monday Night Football appearance to improve to 5-7.

    -Now in third place in the AFC South, Houston is just 1-5 on the road this season.

    IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
    -Whether it involves fighting for division crowns, jockeying for playoff positioning or building momentum for next season, the final month of the NFL season and its importance cannot be overstated.

    -December football on the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field seems to almost define the Green Bay Packers, and like their storied past, is centered around winning.

    -The Packers were 1-4 in the month of November as they fell from first to third place in the NFC North. Now, they must continue their trend of success over the season's final month in order to make a second consecutive trip to the postseason.

    -Head Coach Mike McCarthy has continued the tradition of December success for the Packers. He is 7-2 (4-1 in 2006, 3-1 in 2007) over the final stretch since coming to Green Bay.

    -Over the past 10 seasons, only the New England Patriots have a better record over the final month of the season than Green Bay. A look at the most successful teams, including regular-season games played in January:

    Team, W-L record, Pct.
    New England, 34-12 (.739)
    Green Bay, 34-13 (.723)
    Tennessee, 31-18 (.632)
    Pittsburgh, 30-18 (.625)
    Philadelphia, 28-17 (.622)
    *Houston, 10-19 (.344)

    *-Houston entered NFL in 2002; total includes MNF on 12/1

    276 AND COUNTING...
    -Today marks the 276th consecutive sellout (260 regular season, 16 playoffs) at Lambeau Field, the league's longest-tenured stadium.

    -One of professional sports' most revered stadiums, Lambeau Field is hosting its 52nd season of football. A redevelopment completed in 2003 turned it into a year-round destination for Packers fans.

    -The stadium is on pace for a single-season home attendance record this year, as well.

    THE PLAYOFF PICTURE FOR THE PACKERS
    -If Green Bay is to make a return trip to the playoffs this winter, it will almost certainly have to win all four of its remaining games.

    -The club is nearly out of the wild-card picture, so it must win the division to continue playing into January.

    -Within the NFC North, the Packers are one game behind the Bears and two games behind the Vikings.

    -Chicago begins the first of three consecutive home games Sunday against Jacksonville. Four days later, the Bears will host New Orleans on a Thursday night before finishing their home slate against the Packers on Dec. 22. They finish the regular season at Houston.

    -Minnesota travels to Detroit (Dec. 7) and Arizona (Dec. 14) before finishing the season with two home games. The Vikings host the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 21 and close with the N.Y. Giants on Dec. 28.

    -None of Green Bay's remaining opponents is above .500. Chicago, at 6-6, has the best record of the upcoming foes.

    WEARING THE STRIPES
    Today's officiating crew includes referee Pete Morelli (135), umpire Tony Michalek (115), head linesman George Hayward (54), line judge Darryll Lewis (130), field judge Rob Vernatchi (75), side judge Greg Wilson (119) and back judge Kirk Dornan (6).

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    WHAT TO WATCH FOR

    36 NICK COLLINS
    -First NFL safety to have three interception return TDs since Kansas City's Lloyd Burruss in 1986.

    -Needs one INT TD to match the NFL record.

    -Tied with Herb Adderley (1965) for team single-season record with three interception returns for touchdowns.

    -Third in team history with 230 interception return yards, trailing only Darren Sharper (233 in 2002) and Bobby Dillion (244 in 1956).

    2 MASON CROSBY
    -With 102 points, eclipses the 100-plus point mark for the second consecutive season.

    -For his career, has hit 33-of-36 field goals from 39 yards and closer.

    -Has hit 14-of-19 field goals from 40-49 yards.

    -Has hit 6-of-10 field goals from 50-plus yards.

    80 DONALD DRIVER
    -For the seventh time has 50-plus receptions, joining James Lofton and Sterling Sharpe (both seven seasons) on top of the team's all-time list.

    -Has a reception in 107 consecutive games, besting the franchise's previous long streak of Sharpe's 103 (1988-94).

    25 RYAN GRANT
    -When he carries the ball 19-or-more times, the Packers are 9-1.

    -Needs 124 rushing yards for his first career 1,000-yard season.

    85 GREG JENNINGS
    -Ranks fourth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,057), first in 20-plus yard catches (18) and tied for first in 40-plus yard catches (six).

    -Has caught a pass in 39 consecutive games.

    74 AARON KAMPMAN
    -His 37 sacks since 2006 ranks second among all NFL players (DeMarcus Ware, Dallas, 40.5).

    12 AARON RODGERS
    -Needs 103 passing yards to eclipse the 3,000-yard mark for the season
     
  3. wranglerjeansfan

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    does anyone have a link to the game please???? PM me
     
  4. c_mac

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    It's the start of the 3rd quarter and it's 10-7 Houston. All I have to say is that, even if the Packers come back to win, this game CLEARLY shows that we are simply not a very good football team. Even on the times we did come up with big plays they were negated by a penalty (a common issue all season).
     
  5. c_mac

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    At least Houston put us out of our misery today. Playoff talk can end. At this point, let's hope for a high draft pick.
     
  6. Murgen

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    Talk about being sabotaged by the blind ref! HOLD!? WHAT F'ing HOLD!?
     
  7. wizard 87

    wizard 87 Old Enough To Know Better

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    No guts ...... your back is against the wall ...don't punt go for it !

    Our defensive scheme is a complete joke and our special teams a disgrace.
     
  8. SAQHERT

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    There a joke and Al HARRIS GETS BEAT AGAIN. Get him Outa Here!
     
  9. wizard 87

    wizard 87 Old Enough To Know Better

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    so did Tramon..again and again and again ....
     
  10. sf104

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    I tend to think that NFL receivers are too good now to play bump and run man coverage on almost every down like we do. We need a defensive scheme with some more zone and some more blitz packages
     
  11. PackerFan4

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    Any hopes for the playoffs ended three weeks ago. This team has no heart, plays with no kind of intensity, and the defense is among the worst in the league. I think the offense was okay today, aside from a Rodgers pick, but he was fairly solid. They still tend to get away from the run, but a lot of that is due to the fact the defense forces them to play from behind all the time.

    It's sickening that this team can't finish a game, and loses once again by 7 points or less for, what, the six or seventh time this season? Who here agrees that it's time for our defensive coordinator to be fired? This is just beyond pathetic.

    Just pray the team can finish 8-8...it's all we've got left to hope for at this juncture. And if WE are the first team Detroit beats this year...I'll be pissed beyond belief.
     
  12. Sgt13Echo20

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    FIRE THE WHOLE COACHING STAFF ALONG WITH AL HAARIS AND AJ HAWK!
     
  13. PackerFan4

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    I don't think Harris will be back...and Hawk hasn't shown us anything YET. Maybe he will, maybe he won't. Losing Jenkins didn't help when Hawk had to move over a position. But yeah...the coaching staff was pretty bad this year.
     
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    Is there any remaining doubt the Packers are just mailing it in? In the first half, Hawk met Slaton at the line of scrimmage. The play should have stopped right there. But Slaton carried Hawk another four yards. Just an example of how the team is playing with no heart. Packer defenders are getting hurt in collisions...not with the other team, but with each other. They look like the Keystone Cops out there. An example of playing with no brains. And McCarthy stands in front of the media after each game in a state of denial. He says the players are good, the schemes are good, but they're just not getting it done for "some unknown reason". Wow. Maybe the whole team (including coaches) needs to take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road and find a wizard to give them some brains and heart. Some courage, too.
     
  15. wischeez

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    Wiz, do your thing! :)
     
  16. showgirl

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    Yeah, I was venting back there. It just gets frustrating watching the Packer defense on every other team's highlight reel week after week.
     
  17. wischeez

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    No problem. Everyone needs to vent from time to time. We DO have a wizard here, wizard 87. Maybe he can help them :)
     
  18. Jmill831

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    i just created this account for this website so hello to all my fellow packer fans. i was at the game last sunday and i left thinking to myself what will it take for this team to get back to its winning ways for last year? anybody have an idea on how we get back to that?
     
  19. wischeez

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    Fire Sanders, Stock, and Nunn. Replace them with better coaches. Motivate the defense. Get Special teams to cover. Get defensive lineman that can stop the run. Get linebackers that can blitz and cover a tight end. Revamp the Offensive line. Stop making excuses for the way the team plays and get it straightened out.Oh, and get another Defensive End to help out Kampman.

    p.s. and welcome to the forum!
     
  20. TexanAutra

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    If you don't mind a little bit of perspective from a Texans fan:

    While it's true you wanted the Packers to make it to the playoffs I'm sure, at least you follow a team that's been there before. If you want to see true team mis-management, look no further than the Charlie Cassery era for my poor Texans.

    While I'm sure most(well, ok, all) of you are down because you got beat by the lowly Texans, try coming into a season thinking that you're going to finally make it to a playoff for the first time, and then start the season 0-4.

    We're finally seeing the talent that we have on this team(and it's there, there's just been no heart) come to the forefront, and honestly, I really thought it was a good game on both sides. Yes, we moved the ball on you, but we moved it, the handed you the game. You had 21 points off the turnovers we gave you. The thing that irritated me most of all during the game was that I started seeing something on the face of your team that I'm only used to seeing on my boys in blue. They lost heart.

    Anyway, I thought it was a good game, overall, just for sheer fun on both sides. Sorry it had to turn out this way for you guys, but welcome back to the early middle of the draft.

    Trust me, I've been here before, and I know how it feels.
     

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