January 12, 2008

Packers go to title game, crunch Seahawks: Packers win in the snow, hammering the Seahawks with a powerful rushing attack. Final score: 42-20

posted by Goyoucolts to football at 07:15 PM - 14 comments

That's the kind of weather that was meant for football. Great game.

posted by budman13 at 07:56 PM on January 12, 2008

"Great game" is giving too much credit to the Hawks. The offense was inept and impotent and the defense didn't arrive for the game and couldn't adjust once they realized they had the wrong scheme. My hat is respectfully tipped to Favre and the Packers. They played inspired football and Favre was at his legendary best. Here's my wish to see a Packers v Patriots "Big Game." (I am cruched)

posted by THX-1138 at 09:45 PM on January 12, 2008

As an aside, Seattle is further north than Green Bay. My thermostat says otherwise! I agree with THX though. The Pack clearly has the right gameplan and used it to perfection. Kudos to McCarthy for sticking with Grant after looking like it was going to be a longggg day. Once they got that first drive going, it looked like they were in total control. And Favre. Man. That one play where he should have been sacked and instead stumbled around and flicked it for a first down. Gotta' love it.

posted by jmd82 at 10:33 PM on January 12, 2008

Was rooting for the Seahawks, but Packers were the superior team and won handily.

posted by Nakeman at 10:36 PM on January 12, 2008

Definite kudos to the Pack. After two fumbles and a 14-0 deficit, they could've easily folded up on the spot. They didn't. Thing is, they won't get away with spotting either the G-men or the Cowboys two touchdowns next week.

posted by NerfballPro at 04:02 AM on January 13, 2008

Ryan Grant's situation was incredible and he probably grew more in that game yesterday than he has ever done prior in his career. The beginning of the game was a complete disaster, something some teams would never recover from, but with Favre's and the team's confidence behind him, they continued to feed him the ball and he had a monstrous game. The game was an absolute mismatch, even with Green Bay doing their best to spot Seattle a big lead at the beginning.

posted by dyams at 09:40 AM on January 13, 2008

I enjoyed watching Favre and Driver throwing snowballs at one another. Go Pack!

posted by scully at 12:54 PM on January 13, 2008

I've noticed for a couple of months now, whenever ESPN or Fox talking heads began rambling about different playoff scenarios, they always downplayed the Packers' running game. It was always qualified with some comment like, "Sure, Ryan Grant's had a couple of 100-yard games," followed by some lame reason that the Pack couldn't run the ball. Wonder if Grant's making believers yet? I'm not a Packers fan, but there's something about that team up there in Cheeeseville that makes me feel a little bit better about the NFL.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:39 PM on January 13, 2008

Damn fun game to watch. You can't call what they're doing error-free football, but the Packers play tough. Add my vote for a Pats-Packers Super Bowl, please!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:08 PM on January 13, 2008

Hey Nerfballtard, It's tough to spot anyone 14 pts. What a dumb comment! All you Packer "fans" better jump on the wagon, it's getting full and I'm not gonna stop for many more!!

posted by LeftyPower at 05:25 AM on January 14, 2008

Lefty, if you can't refrain from insults, just don't bother postring. It's all contained right here. And, just in case you don't want to follow the link, this is quoted from the guidelines: We trust the members of the community to treat others with the respect you would afford yourself. If you’re accustomed to other sports forums, take note: This site is not a place for trash-talking fans to repeatedly proclaim that their team rocks and someone else’s team sucks. New members who post personal attacks and other abusive behavior will be banned. Besides that, Nerfball's quote wasn't dumb in the first place; Green Bay managed to overcome spotting Seattle 14 points; he was merely pointing out that in his opinion, they couldn't afford to do that against the Cowboys or Giants. A perfectly relevant comment, and for that, he gets "-tard" treatment? You're a Packer fan. Understood. No need for ugliness.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:02 PM on January 14, 2008

As a lifelong Packer fan, I fully agree with Nerfball's assertion that if the Pack lets their guard down against the Giants or the Pats (oh please, let it be Packers vs Pats) then they're not going to bounce back so easily. Here's hoping it won't be an issue. Can't tell you how pleased I was to see them continue to trust in Grant and for him to take the opportunity to redeem himself -- and run with it, all the way into the endzone. What an awesome game. I love this freakin' team.

posted by evixir at 01:28 PM on January 15, 2008

oh please, let it be Packers vs Pats Indeed. I still have some unresolved Desmond Howard issues to work out.

posted by yerfatma at 01:57 PM on January 15, 2008

I'm hoping for Packers vs Pats as well. In my eyes either outcome is perfect, whether it be a perfect season for the Patriots or another Super Bowl victory for Brett Farve.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:11 PM on January 15, 2008

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