The Green Bay Packers have traditionally been in the top tier of NFL teams when it comes to available cap space in the Ted Thompson era. But with several high-priced contracts kicking in this year it will be difficult to maintain that status in 2016.
During Mike McCarthy's season-ending news conference he described the emotions of yet another crushing season-ending play when he fired back that his staff and players “do not possess a losing mentality around here”.
The Green Bay Packers are not strangers to large point-spreads in recent NFC games and shouldn’t be discounted as upset winners on Saturday. Once the two teams take the field the odds mean nothing. Where the smart money is riding on the Cardinals the Packers have the means to pull off a victory.
Everything the Packers did successfully on offense last week started with the offensive line. As the Packers prepare to meet the Arizona Cardinals for the second time in three weeks in the Divisional Round, their performance will once again be dictated by the play of the line.
"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."