7:30 PM: Here we go!
7:31 PM: I’m on Twitter @packernet too.
7:43 PM: Packers waste a beautiful drive. Terrible third-down play and then a stupid decision to kick a 54-yard field goal. Good start, bad start.
7:50 PM: Wow what a pick by Sam Shields! Must feel the heat of Al Harris (hehe). Now if the damn offense could score we would be in great shape.
7:59 PM: Need seven this time. Cannot give them life by only getting three.
8:04 PM: Points off turnovers – that is the name of the game. And I love the dump-off to Jackson, it’s unstoppable, once he is in space he can make guys miss. Wish he could do it more on running plays.
8:08 PM: Punt her away gentleman! A Matthews sack and a Matthews tipped pass and it’s 3-and-out!
8:14 PM: Passing blocking is horrible thus far but Rodgers is either running from it or getting it off at the last minute. Packers have to shore up protection though big time.
8:16 PM: Dallas might win the challenge, leaving the Packers in their worst possible down-and-distance scenario. If only we had Eric Torkelson to take it over the top for the score.
8:24 PM: Cowboys might be about to quit. Matthews with a huge play – downside though is Ryan Pickett is down, we cannot afford to lose him for the stretch run. Sometimes those big guys just need a little extra time getting up, knock on wood.
8:31 PM: John Kuhn the new hero! Can’t stop him running or passing. This is bananas!
8:34 PM: Rodgers is on fire tonight! Get it in the zone here though, field goal is meaningless.
8:37 PM: Touchdown Jennings! I feel pretty good right now. Just don’t let them get a cheapy before the half.
8:43 PM: Packers get a gift touchdown thanks to one of the worst fumble call in NFL history. Can you believe how bad officiating is in the NFL this year? I’ll take the seven points but that was not a touchdown in any stretch of the imagination. I know replay is part of the game and you have to think about challenges when using timeouts, but I think I like college better, where every play is reviewable by the booth.
8:47 PM: Cowboys don’t give up and are knocking on the door after the Packers defense laid down. Now the Cowboys have life. That was absolutely the worst thing that could have happened to the Packers. The defense quit!
8:51 PM: 28-7 Packers at the half. I like it but because of that last drive by the Cowboys I am worried. I can’t believe the defense did that. This game I think is going to come down to the offense, they will have to score every drive in the second half. I feel a Cowboys explosion coming. The Packers’ defense has a big head.
9:09 PM: Just what I thought, a 3-and-out. Defense better step it’s game up!
9:14 PM: Alright defense! Great stop, now let’s see another TD by the offense so us fans can relax a little.
9:24 PM: Can we call this an offensive breakout? 325 to 92 yards and 20-4 in first downs. Not too shabby. If the Packers can get to 6-3 at the bye week with 10 guys on injured reserve, it will be one hell of an accomplishment. I like our chances now.
9:30 PM: Nick Collins will not be available for play next week after delivering a late, head-to-head shot to Roy Williams. What an idiot! The bozo that hit Austin Collie in the Philly-Indy game will be suspended too, I don’t get it. Why can’t you just tackle the guy, why do you have to drill the guy?
9:37 PM: Turn out the lights, no, not just yet. Can’t jinx them. Too much time left. I want one more score, TD, FG, safety, whatever.
9:53 PM: I am going to go ahead and project Green Bay as the winner in this contest. Exit polls show strong support with 75% of the polls reporting. Packers are 6-3 with three three-point losses, two in overtime, and five starters on injured reserve. The old gunslinger is next in two weeks. Vikings and Bears set the stage in Chicago next week.
9:55 PM: On Twitter the rest of the night (@packernet). What a great win for the Packers! Is there any question who the cream of the NFC North is? The Bears barely beat an 0-7 team and the Vikings looked horrible for 55 minutes against a horrible team. The question is, can the Packers handle success like the 1996 Packers did. That is the question.