Garda has run the numbers, consulted the crystal ball and read the tea leaves - now check out how the playoffs break down, how teams get in, how they could go home and how home field, byes and seat in front of the TVs shake out.
The Bears have everything going against them today. The Packers seem thrive in situations like that. The Packers can take a deep breath the rest of the regular season with a win. Does that make anyone else nervous?
The Lions represent the worst of what the Packers could be: a team loaded with talent but fraught with focus, discipline, and maturity issues. The Packers need to play their game and regard the Lions as nothing more than what they are: a distraction.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."