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.
If the Green Bay Packers are going to repeat as the NFC North Champions for a fifth consecutive season it will likely be decided in a showdown with the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on January 3rd.
The 2015 Version of the Green Bay Packers has been favorably compared by some to the 2010 – 2011 Super Bowl Champions. There are in fact many positive similarities this season but the differences are striking as well.
"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."