NFL Week #18 - Wildcard Weekend

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  1. mrpackerguy

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    Going to be tough for the 49rs at Lambeau. If the Packers D can tighten it up and contain CK, I think they have a chance with Cobb back in the mix and some production from Lacy and Starks to take the pressure off Rodgers.

    Pack 34
    San Fran 28
     
  2. Jared Lash

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    It will be interesting to see how the Packers play Kaepernick in this game. In last year's playoff game Kap threw for 263 yards and 2 TD and ran for 181 yards and 2 TDs. After that early pick six he was incredible.

    This season the Pack clearly came in to Candlestick with the mindset of stopping the read option and Kapernick completed 27 of 39 passes for 412 yards and 3 TDs.

    Of course Rodgers threw for 333 yards and 3 scores himself (and one INT) but with only 63 yards on the ground it wasn't enough.

    It will be interesting to see how SF game plans their offense and how GB game plans their defense. Also interesting to see how Rodgers plays both in his second game back from injury and in the extreme cold. The Niners have shown that they can shut down the running game, but Rodgers has shown that he can air it out against the SF secondary.

    I don't know if either team has it in them to make a Super Bowl run this year but hopefully it's an entertaining game.
     
  3. MJ5150

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    I hope the Packers, Chiefs, Saints, and Chargers win.

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  4. mrpackerguy

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    It will be interesting with Packer's offense rated top 10 vs San Fran D rated top 10 and Packers D rated bottom tier and San Fran's offense rated bottom tier. But both teams are healthier than they've been for a while.
     
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    I'm sorry; I don't see the Packers having much chance in this one.
     
  7. mrpackerguy

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    Dreams can come true at Lambeau :)
     
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    They have #12 and they are at home in 10 degree weather. They have a chance. Plus they owe these guys some payback.
     
  9. MJ5150

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    The cost of going to an NFL game coupled with the recent holidays probably make this game a challenge for the average fan this week too. My cousin and her husband in Neenah are going to the game.

    -Mike
     
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    They'll sell enough to beat the blackout. I have faith.
     
  13. Gaolee

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    I'll be rooting for the Packers this weekend. If the Niners play the Seahawks again, it's a real crapshoot about who will come out on top. That said, I don't see the Niners losing this one, no matter how cold and miserable it is in Green Bay.

    I hope the Chiefs make it all the way in the AFC. If not, then the Chargers. The Patriots have been good so long it's boring and so has Peyton Manning. A Chargers-Seahawks Superbowl would be a matchup of perennial not quite there or lousy teams. It would be a refreshing change from the usual suspects.
     
  14. Drunk Heffalump

    Drunk Heffalump Tone that I have. Skill? Oh, that? Well....

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    *Posted in Week 17 thread. Shoulda put it here...

    Well my Ravens tanked and really no big giant su-prize. They pay Mr 120 far too much and can't hang onto guys like Boldin... Refurbished O line results in no ground game and viola you're one dimensional. D'oh, no really guys, D'OH...... Seen this coming right after last years win and the exodus that followed. Upside? Browns in disarray couching wise and Steelers need to retool as well so we've a year up on them. So onward and upward, enough boo hooing in the AFC north

    Fearless prediction time, you heard it here first....

    Chiefs and Colts at the Oilcan, IF and that's a mighty big IF the Chiefs get their D up and running and give Luck enough pressure they'll do it, close but they SHOULD do it. No feared D no win, no question.

    Chargers and Bengals at the Jungle.... Chargers CAN play in the cold, so that's a non factor. Hometown crowd and AJ Green will be tough to stop. Bungles getting that air of destiny about them, so it'll carry them at least here.

    Saints and Eagles at the Stink... Ain'ts are 0+5 on the road, who can't play outdoors for beans MOST of the time vs the track team known as the Eagles. It's in Philly, with that crowd knowing the issues the visitor has, Eagles for sure, but I smell a one and done here. Sorry guys....

    49rs and Packers at the FROZEN Tundra, under most circumstances I'd favour the Pack if all things were equal, they're not. Face it the Pack are in because the Lions can't resist shooting themselves in the feet, all four of 'em, combined with a host of injuries, Rodgers just coming back, etc etc etc and an aggressive D you have to give the nod to the 49rs.

    My shiny nickel, we disposed of the penny up here...

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    The 49'ers are clearly the better team, overall. Packers defense has given up way too many big plays to good teams the past couple of seasons, and this year they have not had enough take aways to offset that. But, with number 12 back in the lineup along with Lacy and Starks pounding the ball, our offense is VERY hard to contain. Pack should have hung over 50 on the Bears in Chicago.


    It is too bad the 49ers sucked this season to not win their division and play at home in the playoffs. Welcome to the frozen tundra, baby.

    Packers 35
    Niners 30
     
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    Wild Card weekend seems to produce three home winners and one road winner. (at least in my mind) I like the Chiefs.
     
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    49ers, Eagles (it hurt just to type that!), Chargers, Kansas City.
     
  18. LAG

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    No way in Gods green earth would I attend the playoff game in Lambeau sunday, especially sitting in the new "wall" of seats high in the sky at the south end zone, facing north into the wind. Zero degrees with a stout wind in the face.

    I went to the last Wisconsin Badger football game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison against Penn State on november 30. It was cold. But that wasn't cold compared to sundays 49'r game coming up this sunday in Green Bay.
     
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    That's surprising to me. You're probably the biggest GB homer here, and you have excuses for not going to a playoff game.

    -Mike
     
  20. LAG

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    I have been a Packers fan since I was a youngster watching my Dad and Uncles yelling at the tv watching the Packers back in the 1960's. I go to games but not when there is sub zero wind chills. Not worth it to me. I'm old, lol. Better on the couch at home watching the big screen. Throw another log on the fire. :)
     
  21. mrpackerguy

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    If I had my full health, I'd be there. Some of my fondest games at Lambeau were cold weather games. You just layer, put heat packs in your boots and gloves and suck it up. Of course a little "antifreeze" in the veins doesn't hurt but it makes for a helluva time taking a leak!
     

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