I was just taking a look and the weekend of football that's quickly approaching. This is a decisive week for the Packers and other NFC teams with wildcard or playoff aspirations.
Game #1: Atlanta hosts Philly: This is a big game for the Falcons. If they pull of the win they can keep their playoff dreams alive, but a loss here would make the post season very unlikely. I'll be pulling for the Falcons to win this game, but an Eagles win could be good news if paired with a Dallas loss. If the Eagles win and start their takeover of the NFC East, the Packers hold the tie breaker with Dallas, something they don't have with Philly.
Game #2: Bears host Rams: This one is simple: if the Bears lose, their season might go down as a complete failure and the Bears fans clamoring for Lovies head might gain serious steam. (This game has almost no playoff implications, but figured I'd mention it because it might be the nail in the coffin for the Bears)
Game #3: Dallas at New York: Dallas could take one step closer to sealing up the division, but the Giants are going to be hungry for blood as they scrap to salvage their previously promising season. The Giants will look to Tony Romo for his usual December performance, and try not to mess the game up so badly that Tony can't bail them out. If the Giants can score early, and keep the ball in Romo's hands, they could steal this one. A Giant's win keeps another good team in the playoff picture, but also helps the Eagles step towards the division title. I'm torn. I hate the Giants (see NFL championship 07), but a Giant win might help the Pack. A Giant win could also come back to haunt everyone! (See playoffs 07)
Game #4: Vikings at Cardinals: Old Man Purple Ugly and 'I can't drive 105' square off with slightly less Old Man with Real receivers. This should be a fun game to watch, and I'm really hoping the Cardinals can exploit that shoddy secondary that’s been hiding behind that great pass rush all season. Please Kurt, take it to 'em. I'm hoping (as always) for a complete Favre meltdown. We've all been waiting for it; I think it's about time for us to see it. If the Card defense can hold in there and let the offense grab a lead, the Cardinals have the firepower to run stride for stride with the NFL's ugliest team. :)
Game 5: Ravens travel to Title town: Nothing needs to be said about this one, just go check out the fan post and conversation jackmca started earlier this week. Thanks again buddy, for stopping by and talking football with us. It was great. You're a great fan.