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Something to keep in mind

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by GreenBlood, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. GreenBlood

    GreenBlood Banned Banned

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    The 49ers are the best team we will play this year and we put up 70% more points than their defense allowed on average last year... and that defense is better this year. I still figure on somewhere between 12 and 14 wins. The sky hasn't fallen. Take a deep breath and enjoy what will transpire on Thursday night. And don't worry about internet power rankings for cripes sake!
     
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  2. FrankRizzo

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    8 of the 22 were garbage on the punt return. We all know that should have been called back.
    So it was 14 points that the offense really earned.

    But the good news is we can measure ourselves up against A) the best defense we will face all year, maybe, and B) the best OL we will face all year.

    We know what and how we have to improve.

    W-L record doesn't matter as long as we get into the playoffs.
     
  3. MiamiBeachPacker

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    This is just about exactly what I said over in Wood's thread
     
  4. GreenBlood

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    So what? Special teams points factored in to their average last year too.

    We'll be fine.
     
  5. GreenBlood

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    Okay, I'm just going to be blunt about this. I hope you have your big boy pants on because.... you're an idiot.

    Their offense is NOT one of the worst. They don't put up a ton of yards and points because they don't need to. They run the ball and run out the clock on you.
     
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    One game, yes there is a short week with little time to fix anything, but we do have a week and a half to work on things between the Bears and Seahawks. This is a real game, one that actually showed our issues.
     
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    Honestly I think this loss can help light a fire under our offense and defense to perform better for the rest of the season
     
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    I do think they'll come out with a huge chip on their shoulders Thursday. We lost a close one against a top 3 team. The Bears beat up on possibly the worst team.
     
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    Kudos to a true optimist. I agree that the Niners are the toughest game of the year. I've been saying that for weeks. I told my boys before the season started that the Niners were the team to beat. I wish it was the Packers, but it is what it is.
     
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    I think we're actually pretty evenly matched, actually.
     
  11. milani

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    The 9ers may be our toughest opponent but they are not the toughest offense we face. We have the Saints, Lions and Bears twice. Then throw in Houston and the Giants. If we beat them look to get 35+ points to win.
     
  12. FrankRizzo

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    At the Niners is very tough. At the Giants (the team that beat us and the Niners in the playoffs last year) will also be tough.
    At the Texans (a team many pick to go to the Super Bowl and a team with a great running game and DL) will be tough.
    Winning in Seattle is never easy.
    And at Chicago is often tough as well.

    It won't be as easy as last year. But the good news is that 2010 wasn't either and that one ended out better than the easy street of 2011.
     
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    As long as Chicago starts Cutler, the Packers always have an advantage.
     
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    Sorry, but the Bears and Giants don't belong in your list of high-power offenses. And none of the teams you mention have defenses anywhere near as good as SF. Not even close. They likely have a top 10 all-time defense, if not top 5.
     
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    I totally agree with you


    Last year was a once in a life time year. I highly doubt we'll see a team that was ranked 30th overall in defense and last in the league in rushing winning the Super Bowl. I don't see a 5,000 yard passer either.


    If anything this year is going back to basics. Defenses playing better, running game that counts, etc. The team has to play better on all accounts and not just offense. That is what killed this team last year, Rodgers and company can be shut down, they aren't immortal and we learned that again today. Defense has to step up but the Niners were ready for that game. All across the board that defense was far better.
     
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    I truly believe the team that lost against the Giants in February never left the field mentally. They looked confused, unsure of themselves and vulnerable.

    I think along with prepping for the Bears the biggest fight is in their own heads.
     
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    We've lost 2 straight home games that counted.
     

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