The Green Bay Packers withstood a scare from the Vikings to go 7-0 for the first time in 49 years. Now they have two weeks to get ready for San Diego and the second half of the season that has them playing five times in Lambeau Field.
To say the Packers are sitting good would be an understatement. They have a two game lead in the division and a game-and-a-half lead over the 49ers for home field advantage in the playoffs. And of course the aforementioned 5-of-8 games at home.
I don’t like to get to carried away looking into the future and I like the way head coach Mike McCarthy put when he said he’ll worry about the playoffs when they get to ten wins. That could be before Thanksgiving if they keep this up.
It doesn’t seem to matter that the Packers’ defense is not playing very stout because the Packers simply cannot be stopped on offense. The only thing standing between Aaron Rodgers and the league MVP award is an injury. That may be the only thing standing in the way of back-to-back Super titles too.
Looking at the 49ers’ schedule tells me the Packers will probably need 13 wins to secure home field advantage. The NFC West is just so pathetic. The West De Pere Phantoms could win that division in most years.
For now I’m going to enjoy the next two weeks as the only undefeated team and hope that the Chargers back-to-back road trips east plus a short week leave them ripe for the taking when the Packers come to town.
The Lions should pick up a win this week at Denver, but with Tim Tebow playing I wouldn’t bet my life on it. That place will be rocking if Tebow gets going early. Tebowmania is almost as big as Favremania. Can’t wait to watch that one.
The Vikings should lose at Carolina, but who cares? The Bears are also on bye. The Bears are the one to watch out for in my mind. They are coming on strong after losing to the Packers and Lions. The Bears hardest game outside of the Packers is at Philly in two weeks, other than that they have a very easy schedule the second half.
Relax, kick back, and get ready for the ride. Hopefully it ends in February again.