Malice in Minnesota: Packers vs. Vikings

Growing up, my Grandmother always told me that if I was going to talk mess, that I had to be willing to stand behind what I said: good or bad. So at the conclusion of the 44-31 Packers victory, only one thing was on my mind…Greg Jennings must face Aaron Rodgers. So they talked...well it was more like Greg talked and Aaron listened. However, it gave me hope that a possible reconciliation was on the horizon. But holding hands and signing “Kumbaya” will in no way, shape, or form change the fact that Christian Ponder is Jennings’ new Quarterback…that is his sad reality. Luckily for Packers fans, Aaron Rodgers is our Quarterback…and boy, what a Quarterback he is! Rodgers is considered one of … [Read more...]

What To Expect: Packers vs. Ravens

As the 2-2 Green Bay Packers face the reigning Super Bowl Champions, I believe that we will definitely see a more confident Green Bay Packers team. I think that last week's win against the Detroit Lions showed them that, on both sides of the ball, they have what it takes to be a force in the NFC North. The key to success for the Packers lies in the hands of our Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. In order for Rodgers to be effective, our offensive line has to be impenetrable. When given time, Rodgers will find the open man (He is currently averaging 333 passing yards per game). Also, our entire offensive arsenal needs to be at Rodgers disposal. Key playmakers like Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, … [Read more...]

From Bengals to Bye: Packers Recover From Week 4

When a kiddie pool has more depth than your active roster, it’s time for a bye week. My beloved Packers were dropping like flies Sunday as we handed a gift-wrapped victory to the Cincinatti Bengals.  It began with a seemingly accidental yet powerful blow to Jermichael Finley by Bengals Safety George Iloka…then an injured knee on James Starks (who was starting as a backup to previously injured running back Eddie Lacy). Rookie Johnathan Franklin replaced Starks and rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in his first regular season NFL appearance. Impressive.  But with four minutes left in the the fourth quarter and the game on the line, Franklin fumbled. The fumble and … [Read more...]

RGIII…Is There A Deadline On “Operation Patience”?

Being a Packers fan in Chicago is no easy feat. One of the many issues that I face is when a game is “out of market”. If the Bears and Packers are playing at the same time, I get the Bears game. Can you say pissed?  Maybe I need to grab DirecTV so I can have football on my phone. So after a 45 minute wait at Buffalo Wild Wings, I was finally able to see my team and I loved what I saw =). I expected the Packers to beat Washington; because there was no way that we would go 0-2. However, I expected it to be much closer than it was. The final score was 20-38 and Washington didn’t even score until the 3rd Quarter. I would like to think that this is a testament to the Packers superior defense, … [Read more...]

Packers vs. 49ers: Battle of The Quarterbacks

Going into the game, all odds were against my beloved Packers. Last year’s divisional playoffs loss was a crushing blow to the team. However, a considerable amount of time during the offseason was devoted to analyzing this loss…and it showed. While the Packers did lose 28-34 in the end, it was nowhere near the blowout that everyone had anticipated. It was necessary that our defense step up and keep Colin Kaepernick contained, and I believe they did just that. Clay Matthews led that effort with 7 tackles and 1 sack. I also wanted the Packers to establish a running game that the opposing defense would respect. With Running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks, I don’t feel that we made that … [Read more...]