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Where the Packers are in the NFC

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by rodell330, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Dantés

    Dantés Gute Loot

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    I haven't watched them every week, but I've seen some.

    All the talent investments on the DL are beginning to pay off. Bosa has been really impactful, and Buckner is one of the best DL in the league. They've been generating pressure and creating turnovers as a result-- not unlike us.

    On offense, they have one of the best and most diverse running games in the league. I want to hope that Petals, who seems most heavily influenced by the Shanahans, will create something similar in time.

    So Garoppolo has basically managed games. He hasn't needed to do too much. Their receivers aren't terrifying. Samuel has had some moments, but hasn't found consistency. Pettis seems to have gone backwards. Goodwin's speed is dangerous. Kittle is really the #1 and is a tough cover for anyone.

    What I love about their offense is that they have the personnel, esp. in Kittle and Jusczyk, to run and pass effectively and disguise. We won't see the best that Petals has to offer until we give him similar tools.
     
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  2. captainWIMM

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    For the record, Roethlisberger played the entire game vs. the Patriots. He was injured the following week.

    In addition don't underestimate the Patriots offense, they have been written off before.

    Pro Football Reference's play index. It allows you to customize your search.

    https://www.pro-football-reference....cation[]=DM&pass_location[]=DR&order_by=yards
     
  3. PackAttack12

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    Where the Packers are in the NFC is debatable. What’s not debatable is the quality of opponent the Packers gave faced to get to 4-1.

    Take Denver out of the equation...Chicago, Minny, Philly, Dallas are 11-5 this season against opponents not named the Green Bay Packers. That’s just silly. I would venture to say that’s at least a top 5 difficult schedule in the NFL thus far.
     
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    The combined record of Packers opponents after five weeks (12-8, .600) currently is tied for seventh toughest in the league.
     
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  5. Favre>Rodgers259

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    It's still pretty early, but the Jaguars, Browns, and Vikings are our best friends today. With Gurley being a dud, we should just root for the 9ers to stay undefeated. They don't scare me at all in a playoff matchup, especially in Green Bay. We just have to keep winning and hope they drop the 2nd half of their schedule like I predict.
     
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    I would prefer the Eagles to beat the Vikings. The main goal should be to win the division.
     
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    Good point on SF’s late schedule. It gets pretty brutal for them, plus we get to face them head up to hopefully secure the tie breaker over them. It would be nice for a couple of these AFC teams to take down NFC teams and while the Vikings/Eagles game could potentially help the Packers with a Eagles loss, I’d much rather prefer another loss to Minnesota.
     
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    Thanks for pointing out.

    Perhaps this would be a lot of work, any idea though if any of those 7 teams have a better or equal record than the Packers at this point?
     
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    At this point I don't see a threat from anyone in the division. I think we are a lock to make the playoffs, so I'd rather worry about possible seeding down the road. Since we lost to the Eagles, it's up to the NFC North and the rest of the league to lower their standing so that we see them in Lambeau for a second time. I shouldn't have to remind anyone how hostile Philadelphia can be, and in the postseason they rival CenturyLink.
     
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    In my opinion you should be a little more worried about the opponents in the North, given that they are all above .500, the only division in the NFL that can say that.

    Objective 1, win the division. Objective 2, worry about seeding.

    Also: the Eagles have a pretty brutal schedule themselves upcoming. Dallas, Buffalo, Chicago, New England, Seattle in the next 5 weeks. I’ll gladly take another Vikings loss today, and let Philly get theirs soon.
     
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    After we power through the Lions, I can't see us having worse than a 6-2 record in the division.

    I'm more worried about us dropping a game against a team like the Giants and the Raiders.
     
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    I can promise you we won’t go 6-2 in the division for the year.
     
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    I am willing to bet a lot of money that PackAttack is 100% correct!
     
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    I'll take some of that action.
     
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    Loser of this bet has to put in their siggy that the winner is the smartest person they have seen on here?
     
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    Last time I saw math skills this bad was probably the last time I tried doing some math, and that was bad.
     
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    I just want someone to say I am smart since that has never happened before. :p
     
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    It's not impossible, but extremely unlikely
     
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    Yes, not impossible.
     
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    With the implication being for the regular season, I beg to differ. ;)
     
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    You also, as you already know, are correct. But I am willing to be very generous, because if I lose this, my signature here will be the least of my worries. :(
     
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    Okay, you got me. I'm doing a thesis on microeconomics while at the same time doing this debate on final win record. 4-2 for the division, I stand corrected.
     
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    None of us bat a thousand. It happens. However, I hereby request you remove that red x from my factual post earlier in this thread. ;)
     
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    AFC is ****. There could be a 13-3 team in NFC playing first weekend of the playoffs.
     
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    Just call me smart and I am good.
     

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