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The season: Quarter by quarter.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Packerlifer, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Packerlifer

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    A season, like the game itself, is divided into 4 quarters. It's getting harder all the time to predict how teams will do in a season ahead of time because of all the unexpected things that happen between now and the Super Bowl in Feb. But using the quarterly approach, this is how the Packers might fare this year.
    First Qtr: Minnesota, at Detroit, Dallas, at Tampa Bay. I can see the Pack making at least 2-2 here.

    Second Qtr: Atlanta, at Seattle, Indianapolis, Bye, at Tennessee. Again, at least 2-2 or .500 at the halfway point.

    Third Qtr.:at Minnesota, Chicago, at New Orleans, Carolina. Could be the pivotal stretch.

    Fourth Qtr.: Houston, at Jacksonville,at Chicago, Detroit. The Packers may need their traditional final month kick to get to the playoffs.

    It's possible this season that the NFC North could go for 9-7, as Tampa Bay did in the South last year. But 10-6 is the minimal goal to be reasonably sure of making the playoffs in the NFC this year.

    If the Packers can win all of their home games within the division and sweep at least one again to match last season's 4-2; win the games they should against Atlanta, Carolina, & Houston they'll be at 7 wins.
    The only game I'd give them little chance in is at Jacksonville near the end of the season. They could pull an upset at Lambeau over Dallas or the Colts. Seattle is extra tough at home but if their injury problems on their o-line and with their receivers continue they might be taken. The Pack did run all over them in the playoff at Lambeau just 8 months ago. Tennessee might also be another beatable team on the road.
    There's also the chance they might do better within the division. Mike McCarthy is 9-3 in his first two years in Green Bay and maybe they snare 5 wins instead this time. Hoping for 6-0 seems too much but maybe it could happen.

    Let me correct: If the Packers win all their games within the division at Lambeau.
     
  2. Packerlifer

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    Just for comparison & information, here's how the quarter by quarter breakdown of the schedule looks for the other NFC North clubs:

    Minnesota: 1st Qtr- at Green Bay, Indianapolis, Carolina, at Tennessee. 2nd Qtr- at New Orleans, Detroit, at Chicago, Bye, Houston. 3rd Qtr- Green Bay, at Tampa Bay, at Jacksonville, Chicago. 4th Qtr- at Detroit, at Arizona, Atlanta, NYGiants.

    Chicago: 1st Qtr.- at Indianpolis, at Carolina, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia. 2nd Qtr.- at Detroit, at Atlanta, Minnesota, Bye, Detroit. 3rd Qtr.- Tennessee, at Green Bay, at St.Louis, at Minnesota. 4th Qtr.- Jacksonville, New Orleans, Green Bay, at Houston.

    Detroit: 1st Qtr.- at Atlanta, Green Bay, at San Fran.,Bye, Chicago. 2nd Qtr.-at Minnesota, at Houston, at Washington, at Chicago. 3rd Qtr.- Jacksonville, at Carolina, Tampa Bay, Tennessee (Thanksgiving.) 4th Qtr.- Mnnesota, at Indianapolis, New Orleans, at Green Bay.
     
  3. PackOne

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    Good stuff man.
     

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