I believe Aikman wanted the Seahawks to win the game and made no secret of it in the 2nd half. He is usually more circumspect but not this time. You know, you don't have to blurt out blatant "go get em Seahawks" to exhibit favoritism over the course of a game. But it might just be a giveaway when you are throwing the challenge flag before even Pete Carroll on the Jimmy Graham catch. If Aikman paid any attention to the original live camera shot, he would have seen that it was clearly a 1st down and would have said immediately that the marker lines were off on the replays. Notably, his booth partner had a lot less to say.Very happy Packer fan here. On pins/needles at the end, but I will take being in the conference championship, no matter how we got there.
I was disappointed in the run game, but it was just good enough to make play action effective. OL did not adjust for a few DL stunts but only 2 sacks, so again, just good enough. King missed an interception that would have been timely.
Refs, what the? Completely inconsistent in spotting the ball. The fumble bumble. Wagner pushes Jones back about 15 yards after the whistle and then throws him on the ground. Lockett literally throws Alexander to the ground in the end zone for a TD catch and that's not OPI, but OPI against Lazard for half-hearted pick.
Aikman is so biased against the Packers it makes me want to watch with the sound off. Literally rooting Seattle in the second half. I think he had his mic routed to Carroll's head set.
Big positive - I did not see any disunity with the Packers at all. Rodgers was encouraging his teammates, not criticizing. And really like the way Clark was challenging the defense at the end. Wilson is one tough cookie to get on the ground and it would have been easy for the defense to get discouraged, but they didn't. Just kept working away.
Can't wait for next Sunday. I've seen playoff wins many times over teams that won the same matchup lopsidedly in the regular season. That's going to happen this time as well. Titans-Packers in the SB.
You know, I could put up with most of this nonsense , but we got to hear far more about the disappointing end of the season for the great Russell Wilson than we did about the two clutch throws by Rodgers to close out this game. Stuff like this leaves a bad taste In your mouth even after big win.