Let’s turn this thing around…
By Kelly O’Day
The Packers have seen their struggles in recent weeks, falling behind opponents, then falling short in their comeback attempts in back-to-back-to-back games with Atlanta, Indianapolis and Tennessee. That still left two road games to teams in the surprising NFC East to close out the month. Good thing Dallas is in the rearview mirror with the way the Cowboys are playing.
But it’s not like Green Bay’s NFC North opponents have been tearing the lid off this season. The Vikings looked like they were going to do so, until they dropped back to earth so hard their offensive coordinator bounced free.
The Lions have been on the rise, but winning games by rallying in the last 90 seconds isn’t sustainable, so look for them to regress to the mean. You’ve got to give Matt Stafford credit, he’s sure been exciting. But we’ll get plenty of excitement seeing him drop a few of those tight ones, too.
And da Bears, well, you know as well as I do that da Bears still…
The best we can hope for from the Bears is that Cutler gets them enough wins to keep them out of top-pick-in-the-draft range, and forces the team to consider keeping him for another year. He’s not half bad when he’s not playing the Packers, but when he does, let’s just say he’s pushing the envelope on earning the first induction into the Packers Hall of Fame by a non-Packer.
The one saving grace to Green Bay’s 4-5 start is the reminder it matches their start the last time they reached and won the Super Bowl, back in 2010.
some kind of ——— splitter here
With a new Packers Fan Hall of Fame contest rapidly approaching, we took a look at the 2016 winner, Pat Nevala, of Menomonie, Wis. Pat was a hoot in our interview. It’s clear to see why she is the type of fan we all aspire to become.
While understanding their frustration, Walter Rhein believes those who call for head coach Mike McCarthy’s head on a platter are jumping the gun. He looks at the positive attributes McCarthy brings to the team, as well as his past coaching success.
Jeff Ash takes a look at Jeff Pearlman and his new biography about Brett Favre. Neither Favre (nor Aaron Rodgers) talked to Pearlman for the book, but a surprising number of family members and others with inside information weighed in on the man.
Publisher Chris Wood looks at the time he was interviewed by a Denver radio station just before Super Bowl XXXII, due to his Library of Congress music collection connection. Lots of good-natured banter ensued.
Now, the Packers just have to figure out how to sign that squirrel to a multi-year contract. He had the best moves of anybody on the field in that Colts game.
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