One thing is sure folks, the Packers will not rout the Giants Sunday. The New York defense is 100 times better than the unit that was shredded by the Packers in September. If the Packers get behind against this group and are forced to pass Brett Favre is in for a long day. The Giants get after the quarterback so the Packers will need to slow that rush with short passes and Ryan Grant running the ball. It’s going to be a good matchup.
The other problem is freaking Sports Illustrated putting Favre on the cover again this week. Give me a break! Tom Brady goes 26-for-28 and Favre gets the cover. What is up with that? The Packers may have a free pass on the cover jinx, however, as they beat the Rams the week after Favre was named SI Sportsman of the Year. At least that is the way I want to look at it.
It is a tremendous cover, though. Check it out: http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/01/15/another-souvenir-sports-illustrated-cover.aspx.
More to come…