When the Green Bay Packers step on to TFC Field this weekend they will be facing a make-or-break situation. Win and they regain a portion of first place in the NFC North. Lose and they face an uphill battle to win their fifth straight NFC North title.
It is fashionable for many scribes to award mid-season awards such as Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, etc. Here are a few of our unconventional awards that you might not see elsewhere.
What may be surprising to some is that the St. Louis Rams defense is statistically ranked only in the middle of all NFL defenses in total yardage allowed at 356.5 YPG. It is also vulnerable to the run and if the Packers can exploit it, they stand a good chance of winning this week's game at Lambeau Field.
Approaching the 2013 NFL Draft General Manager Ted Thompson was faced with needs at the key positions of defensive line and running back and a philosophy of taking the best players available. Thompson seemed to accomplish both.
The one player that the Green Bay Packers can least afford to lose to injury, who is not named Aaron Rodgers, is third year pro David Bakhtiari. There is just no suitable replacement for him on the current roster without a major shuffle of personnel.
"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."