Now that the Green Bay Packers have their fan base completely re-energized after an inexplicable franchise record tying 23 point come-from-behind victory Sunday courtesy of Jason Garrett, Bill Callahan and Phony Romo, they better call upon every conceivable form of a lucky charm to continue their quest for the NFC North title.
Forget about the fact their defense gave up 466 yards and 36 points to the hapless Cowpokes, or that DeMarco Murray was on pace for a 200 yard day until Garrett and Callahan decided to let Romo impersonate Brett Favre. Just simply excuse the first half offensive performance of 3 points (a 57 yard field goal by Crosby) and 132 total yards of total offense from the Slack against one of the leagues worst defenses.
If you’re a delusional Packer fan, as most are, you are now buying into the inevitable outcome that this team is now a team of destiny, with or without number 12 under center. That, my friends, is fool’s gold.
After celebrating as if, admittedly, they had “just won the Super Bowl”, the Ashwaubenon Eleven now host Big Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field this Sunday before having to travel to Soldier Field for the finale with the first place Bears on December 29th.
Anyone who has casually watched the Packers knows that against the Cowboys they simply benefited from the greatest gift any opposing team could hand you on the road, inept play calling and a quarterback that performs like Inspector Clouseau at crunch time.
No, the Slackers will have to handle Big Ben and another rookie running back that could run through them for an easy 200 yard day, Le’Veon Bell, this Sunday afternoon. Plus, whether Rodgers is given clearance to dust off his rust on the frozen tundra is still open to question at this time, but a defense that might be minus Johnny Jolly will still be the same.
Instead, count on Mike Tomlin to stick to his game plan, or stick out his foot in the rare occurrence that a Packer returner might break a return and head his way. Count on Roethlisberger to make plays, to his wide open recievers, as all opposing receivers have been all year against the Swiss Cheese D. No, unfortunately, the debacle offered up by Dallas won’t be happening again this Sunday in Cheese Land.
Here’s my humble advice, all ye Slacker faithful, you better assemble all your lucky charms and light all your karma candles, because the green and gold will need every ounce of it to survive another day. If the bad voodoo that has plagued this team in the form of injuries has been miraculously swept away as a result the game at Jerry’s place, then the Pack won’t really be back unless there is still some good mojo leftover from that contest for the remainder of the season.
As they say in Vegas, good luck with that ace.
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