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NFC East Shootout

NFC East Shootout



Happy Holidays Lounge. The Bacon is back for another crappy article. But luckily, the greatest trash talker will keep it short as I am about get snowed in from a huge blizzard coming my way in Wisconsin. It's like a hurricane, you know its coming, but you cannot do anything to stop its path.




On to today's article.


The Packers are in luck, as the final three teams trying to wedge their way in to the playoffs all happen to be in the NFC East. The Packers on the other hand have a huge lead on the Bears, as Cutler is having better luck controlling his diabetes but not his accuracy.


We aren't so hot either, we won four in a row, but it was ugly. When I mean ugly, I mean really ugly. It's the type of ugly you find at a bad adult store. However, they are still wins, and now the team has forced the three bastards into a Mexican Shootout.

If the Packers win the next game, they will win a wild card spot. Here is why:


The Packers are (8-4) (Conf 6-3) with one win against the Cowboys.

Dallas is the same (8-4) (6-3)
Philadelphia is (8-4) (7-2)
Giants are (7-5) (5-3)

Dallas' Remaining Games:

San Diego
New Orleans

Philadelphia's Remaining Games:

New York
San Francisco

New York's Remaining Games:


Each team has to face at least one opponent from their own division, and of the three, Dallas has the hardest. Dallas also lost to the Packers, so the Pack wins the tiebreaker. The Giants loss to Phildelphia drops them to 7-6, 5-4 with the Packers 9-4,7-3. Playing a "trap" game against the Redskins next week makes it even tougher.


Now I know the Packers almost need to win all their games to get a playoff spot guaranteed, however, the NFC East schedule is in our favor.


I guarantee one of them will not be happy at the end of this week if the Packers win. With the Bears up next, and how much our defense has improved, I see no reason not to get ready for ready for January football.

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PackersRS's picture

I missed your Bacon Bits...

Anyway, very good breakdown, as I haven't had the time nor the will to look at our opponnents' remaining schedule and tiebreakers.

I disagree, however, with your last sentence. We OUGHT TO take it one game at a time. Or better: As McCarthy said himself, we need to see the short goals and the long goals. The short goals being the next practice/film study/preparation, and the long goal being the very next game.

Any other attitude will invariably lead to the same fate we had in Tampa...

Mr. Bacon's picture


Although I think Green Bay just was too focused on Football itself at Tampa, and didn't try to have fun out there. That was a key thing with Favre on the 90's squad, they all played football having fun.

I agree with taking one game at a time, but not with the one game at a time mentality. Be brash, say your confident you will nab a wild card spot. Saying one game at a time sounds like your team is inconsistent, which we are, but at the same time, we are controlling our own destiny.

jeremiah's picture

this game worries me more than any of our remaining games, because it is one we SHOULD win. having 548 penalty yards on the road, in a hostile environment, in the cold, playing a bad team-is a good way to lose.

Stan's picture

That damn LeRoy Butler got me all excited again!

Asshalo's picture

Green bay wins against Chicago and Seattle and they're in. Even though Chicago sucks, we've lost there the last two seasons in Chicago at this time of year. We loose and the giants win and suddenly we're tied for the wildcard. Got to win this game. Not out of the woods yet.

PackersRS's picture

Yeah, but Seattle is the closest to a gimme there is, and AZ will clinch playoff berth this week, so they'll put backups against us. And even if they don't they won't play as hard, resguarding themselves because of injuries.

I doubt we don't make the playoffs, even if we lose to Chicago, which I don't think we will...

If a miracle or two happens, we even take the division.

Doorknob's picture

I think the Tampa loss was a little bit of a hangover from the Vikings game too as well as a real tough day for special teams. Add to that the fact that we were rotating offensive tackles because we were working Tausher back in.

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