Homer call: 1/1/08--Packers no worse than 14-2?

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With how many wins will the Packers end the season?

3
0
No votes
4-7
0
No votes
8
0
No votes
9-12
8
62%
13-16 (heh)
5
38%
 
Total votes: 13

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Homer call: 1/1/08--Packers no worse than 14-2?

Postby thebookpolice » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:03 am

Honestly, I can really see it happening.

@Minnesota (1-2)
Chicago (1-2)
Washington (2-1)
BYE
@Denver (2-1)
@Kansas City (1-2)
Minnesota (1-2)
Carolina (2-1)
@Detroit (2-1)
@Dallas (3-0)
Oakland (1-2)
@St. Louis (0-3)
@Chicago (1-2)
Detroit (2-1)

Does anyone see a legitimately tough game other than at Denver and at Dallas? I sure don't. Can anyone name a true threat at QB from any of those teams, other than Romo (and MAYBE Bulger, but not from the looks of it so far).

I like how this looks so far.

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Postby Learned » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:30 am

The NFC North may look like the NL Central this year. The Bears looked absolutely awful last night.

No running game? Well, the 1996 team's leading rusher was Edgar Bennett with 899 yards.

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Postby gargantua » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:08 am

I think they'll go 10-6. I think they're better than last year, but I also think once the element of surprise is gone (this weeK), they won't fly under the radar any more.

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Postby thebookpolice » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:12 am

gargantua wrote:I think they'll go 10-6. I think they're better than last year, but I also think once the element of surprise is gone (this weeK), they won't fly under the radar any more.


Now, let me preface this comment by saying that I'm not rose-tinted about the Packers this year. I know they could fall apart at a moment's notice.

...that being said...

Favre to Driver and no running game is a surprise? To whom?

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Postby fisticuffs » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:14 am

This week is a cakewalk compared to the teams they've beaten so far. Yeah What surprise?

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Postby fisticuffs » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:16 am

Whats really not surprising is the shitty play of Rex Grossman and that trading Thomas Jones was a huge mistake.

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Postby aaronetc » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:48 am

Barring injuries or yet another Brian Griese reawakening in Chicago, the Packers win the division in a walk. At that point, they're competing with Dallas for the #1 seed and their remaining enthusiasm depends on how easy a time the Cowboys have of it. If Dallas has to fend off a resurgent Eagles team, I think that pushes the Packers to play hard in late-season games that otherwise wouldn't matter; if they can both coast to 12-4 division championships, they probably will (with the obvious exception of their game against each other). Given their non-existent running game ("Guys, we need a play for fourth and an inch -- give me anything with an empty backfield!"), they can't afford receiver injuries and I expect will rest Driver and Jennings a lot late in the season.

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Postby GenieU » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:15 pm

#1)Driver needs to stay healthy. #2)The running game just needs to be a semi-credible threat. #3)Farve needs to not throw easy picks...

The Packers should be fine for a playoff spot.

At some point they are going to have to lose a game (Minnesota would do) or two just to prove they can deal with the adversity...

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Postby fisticuffs » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:29 pm

I think they'll beat MN easily in both games. It's Chicago they could lose to. Of course Dallas is a tough game as well. I haven't seen anything out of Denver that is too intimidating but what happens in the super bowl? I think regardless of who the NFC sends its gonna be a blood bath.

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Postby GenieU » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:37 pm

Fisticuffs wrote:I think regardless of who the NFC sends its gonna be a blood bath.


So what's worse? Having your team blow the Championship game or being embarrassed in the Super Bowl?

To me losing the Superbowl is worse because there is such a finality to it, whereas you can drop the Championship and hope for next season still springs eternal... [/quote]

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Postby nevermore » Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:46 pm

Aw fuck, the NFL season's started? How did I miss this?

But seriously, folks - does anybody not think they don't have a serious grip on at Halas Hall? I pity the poor Detroit Lions. For a second week in a row they'll be playing a team in a MUST WIN situation.

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Postby thebookpolice » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:15 am

Updated schedule to year's end, with current records:

Chicago (1-3)
Washington (2-1)
BYE
@Denver (2-2)
@Kansas City (2-2)
Minnesota (1-3)
Carolina (2-2)
@Detroit (3-1)
@Dallas (4-0)
Oakland (2-2)
@St. Louis (0-4)
@Chicago (1-3)
Detroit (3-1)

I am so digging this. But that back-to-back road stretch with Detroit and Dallas could end up being pretty tough. The GB secondary has to get back on track.

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Postby DrAwkward » Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:39 pm

Been looking at the schedule and i see anything from 11-5 to 13-3. I'm seeing sweeps of the Bears and Vikings (the Bears are in no shape to beat GB in GB right now, as they've done the last few years, and i'm guessing by the time the rematch rolls around they'll just be deflated), but potential/likely losses at Dallas, Kansas City and Denver. Denver's still a solid team and played the Colts tough before folding late, and the Packers historically stink up Arrowhead Stadium every. single. time. Add in a fluke loss to the Bears or Lions and you have maybe an 11-5 or 12-4.

But hey, whatever. I'm just enjoying watching 1996-era Favre playing again.

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Postby thebookpolice » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:54 am

fisticuffs is nailing it so far.

Oakland (3-8 )
@St. Louis (2-9)
@Chicago (5-6)
Detroit (6-5)

How many of these teams can Aaron Rodgers beat?

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Postby Learned » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:03 am

Chris Collinsworth is a gigantic douche.

Listen to his statement about Rodgers at the beginning of this clip and then at the end.
http://tinyurl.com/322yyc

P.S. Gumbel is awful, too.

[I guess you have to click on the Aaron Rodgers highlight clips]


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