Monday, December 30, 2013

Packers Playoff Tickets On Sale Now | Packers At Bears Review

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Ticket King has Packers playoff tickets on sale now. It was an amazing finish for our favorite team, and now they head to the playoffs.  San Francisco will be coming to Lambeau on Sunday, and with any luck, we will have our revenge. The last time these two teams met, the outcome was not what Packers fans had hoped for.

Packers At Bears Review

Well, how about that. One of the most memorable season’s in Green Bay Packers history came down to a 4th and eight, with everything on the line. On that 4th and eight, Aaron Rodgers, back from a collarbone injury, rolled out to his left, and found a wide open Randall Cobb, also returning from injury, for the game winning touchdown. The win puts the Packers into the playoffs where they will host the San Francisco 49ers next week. There is no telling just how far these Packers can go, but with Rodger back in the lineup, they have a chance. With that said, here is what we liked and didn’t like.

What We Liked: First and foremost, we liked the difference that Rodgers made this week being back in the lineup. As we said last week, there are many things Rodgers can do that Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien, and Seneca Wallace can not. On both of the Aaron Rodgers touchdown passes today, both were plays that Matt Flynn could not have made. On both throws Rodgers rolled out to his left and threw against his body. In fact, on the game winning touchdown pass, Rodgers may be the only quarterback in football who can make that throw. Only Rodgers has that kind of mobility, upper body torque, arm strength, and accuracy to make that throw happen. We also liked how Rodgers ran the no huddle offense just how it is supposed to be run.

We also liked the way the Packers ran the ball, specifically one James Starks. James Starks finished the game with 11 carries for 88 yards, including a big one in the third quarter that set up the first touchdown for the Packers of the second half. We also liked the play of Jordy Nelson. With Rodgers back in the lineup, Nelson was back to his old tricks, finishing the game with 10 catches for 161 yards. We also liked the play of Randall Cobb. Randall Cobb returned to the lineup and caught both of Rodgers touchdown passes.   

What We Didn’t Like: We didn’t like the defensive breakdown in the second half. After playing so good in the first half, the Packers defense broke down on the second half and gave up three long touchdown drives to Chicago. Granted, they did get off the field when they needed to in the 4th quarter, but still, they need to work on that this week. We didn’t like the early interceptions by Aaron Rodgers. For the second time in his career, Rodgers threw a red zone interception. However we feel that was largely due to maybe some nervousness on his part. We also think it is safe to say he won’t do that again. Even though we liked the running in this game, we didn’t like how they ran. We didn’t understand all of the runs out of the shotgun. Why not run out of the I-formation with Kuhn leading the way and the big bull Eddie Lacy coming in right behind him? Still, they won, and that’s all that matters.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Packers At Bears Preview | Rodgers' Play Is Key To Upcoming Game At Chicago

Packers at Bears
After 16 well documented weeks, it all comes down to one game. This Packers season has been one that fans will never forget. With the season and the division on the line, the big news coming out of Green Bay this week is that All-Pro quarterback will return to the lineup on Sunday against the Bears, the very team that injured him to begin with. So how does this affect the Packers going into this game?

We all know that Rodgers has not played since week nine when he broke his collarbone against the Chicago Bears. Since that moment, the Packers are 2-5-1 with Seneca Wallace, Scott Tolzien, and Matt Flynn each getting a chance. The question is how will Rodgers look? Will he be rusty? How will the injury affect his play? Even if he is rusty, an 80% Aaron Rodgers is still much better than each of the three quarterbacks who played in his absence. Nothing against those three, it is just that there are things Rodgers can do and does, that those three simply can not. For the moment, let’s pretend Rodgers is 100% and ready to go. How does this change the Packers offense compared to how the other three have been running it? 

Rodgers Brings Another Dimension To Packers Offense

One of the many things that Rodgers can do that they can’t is run the Packers no-huddle offense to begin with. With Wallace, Tolzien, and Flynn, everything has to be pre-determined before the snap, even with Flynn. Those three were not and should not be given any time at the line of scrimmage to do anything. Rodgers meanwhile gets a formation and a package, that’s it. Everything else is up to him. With those other three, the vertical passing game is not an option. With Rodgers in the lineup, there is not one inch of the field that is not an option for the Packers offense.

 A much underrated aspect of the game that Rodgers does that those other three can’t have to do with his athleticism. When he starts moving around, especially outside of the pocket, Rodgers is perhaps the league’s most dangerous quarterback. Not because he is the most athletic quarterback in the league, but because he is plenty athletic enough to pick up big gains with his legs when he can’t throw the ball. That is the big part, when. Rodgers is the league’s best quarterback at throwing the ball while moving. His upper body torque allows him to do that. Final Score (Assuming Rodgers is not rusty): Packers 41, Bears 20.  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Packers Playoff Chances Just Got Better | Packers Comeback For The Ages

Packers Take Down Dallas
That was simply unbelievable. In the most unlikely of scenarios, the Packers made a comeback for the ages and kept their playoff hopes alive on Sunday, beating the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington 37-36, after trailing 26-3 at the half. The 23 point deficit ties for the largest comeback in team history, and the 23 point lead Dallas blew is the largest in team history. Plus Matt Flynn did something on Sunday that Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers never did, beat Dallas in Dallas.  Check our Packers versus Steelers ticket prices, and see the team one more time at home during the regular season. 

Matt Flynn has looked solid these last two games, something the Packers didn’t get in their first four games without Rodgers. We believe if he has to play next Sunday at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he will be just fine. Last week against Atlanta at home, Flynn didn’t do anything spectacular, but he didn’t do anything bad either, he was just solid, going 24-32 for 258 yards and a touchdown. This week against Dallas, he didn’t look so great in the first half, but in the second half, he looked like an all world quarterback. Flynn finished the game in Dallas 26-39 for 299 yards and four touchdowns.

All four touchdowns and most of that damage happened in the second half. Eddie Lacy had a big game as well, carrying the ball 21 times for 141 yards, and scored the game winning touchdown from two yards out late in the fourth quarter. We believe Flynn has shown enough that Ted Thompson should give him a multi-year contract to be the long term solution as Rodgers backup.

Not only did the Packers win, but all of a sudden, their playoff chances aren’t looking so bad. All they have to do is win their last two games and have Detroit lose one of their remaining three and the Packers win the NFC North. Detroit’s three remaining games are at home against Baltimore, which is the Monday night game this week, at home against the Giants next week, and then they finish with in the Metrodome against the Vikings in week 17. We don’t think the Giants or Vikings could beat them, so it would have to be the Ravens on Monday Night Football for the Packers to pull this off. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Packers Versus Falcons Recap | Packers Tickets From Ticket King Green Bay

Packers versus Falcons Racap
The 2013 season for the Green Bay Packers has been nothing short of a wild ride. That wild ride got a lot more interesting on Sunday when the Lions had a major 4th quarter meltdown in Philadelphia, resulting in a loss, and the Packers actually won a game without Rodgers. It's a miracle! With that said, here is what we liked and didn’t like about Sunday’s game in Lambeau Field.

What We Liked- We liked the play of Matt Flynn. For the first time since Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone, the Packers got consistent play from the quarterback position, for an entire game. The “for an entire game” part is key. The Packers have had spurts were they have moved the ball well, but nothing for the course of an entire game until Sunday. Flynn finished the game 24-32, for 258 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Nothing great, nothing bad, just solid. Kept the curtain from falling down.

We liked the play of Andrew Quarless. In the absence of Rodgers, Quarless stepped up and helped out Flynn. Quarless finished the game with six catches for 66 yards and caught Flynn’s lone touchdown pass. We liked how the Packers as a team minimized the penalties. When a team is without their one irreplaceable player, they need to play efficient football. The Packers did just that, committing just two penalties for 10 yards. We liked the play of the defense overall. For the first time since the Rodgers injury, they were able to implement a “bend but don’t break” strategy during the course of a game.

What We Didn’t Like- Even though the defense played well, we didn’t like how they played at the very end of the game. Had it not been for drops by the Falcons pass catchers, most notably one of the best sets of hands in NFL history, tight end Tony Gonzales, the Packers might have lost that game. The Falcons pass catchers had several crucial drops late that would have put them well within field goal range and would have made us all sour this week. We didn’t like the play of Eddie Lacy. In fact, Lacy hasn’t done much since Rodgers got injured. The Packers final three games are at Dallas, at home against Pittsburgh, and at Chicago. Check our site for great prices on the final Packers games of 2013. We have home and road game tickets on sale now.  We'll talk about Packers playoffs when the stars align, and Green Bay finds a way to sneak into the post season.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Packers Roller Coaster Season All Down To One Game

Packers 2013 Season
The Packers 2013 season has been a roller coaster ride unlike any other. They began the season 1-2, and on the verge of fading early on. The recovered nicely, winning four in a row, and after the blowout in the Metrodome they found themselves in prime position at 5-2, with all of their tough games behind them. They also found themselves with the, what was at the time, fourth best rushing attack in the league. They were primed to win a Super Bowl, and we really thought they were not going to lose another game for the rest of the season.

Then the impossible happened. The one player who could not get injured, got injured, Aaron Rodgers. His broken collarbone is well documented by now, so we won’t go into details about that. Seneca Wallace got the first chance to replace him. Wallace lasted the rest of the Monday night game against Chicago and the first drive of the game against Philadelphia before injuring his groin. Wallace was promptly placed on injured reserve the following week. Up next was Scott Tolzien, who had his moments, but was replaced by Matt Flynn in the second half of the Vikings game. Flynn almost led an improbable comeback, and with the losses by Chicago and Detroit that Sunday, gave the Packers hope their season could be saved and Rodgers would return to the lineup against Atlanta. However a blowout in Detroit changed all of that, and now the Packers are left with the unknown for the rest of the regular season. 

Should Rodgers Sit For The Rest Of The Season?

There are many reports flying around about Rodgers right now. Some say he could return against Atlanta,but the Packers have to be careful. Others say he should be shutdown for the rest of the season. Before making that decision, the Packers should wait one more week. The Bears lost on Sunday in Minnesota. What that means for the Packers is if they win the rest of their games, they will finish ahead of Chicago in the standings. Detroit needs to lose twice though for the Packers to make the playoffs. Detroit plays before Green Bay next Sunday so if the Lions lose, and the Packers somehow pull off a miracle against Atlanta, that would give the Packers hope, and Rodgers would probably play the following week. The bottom line is there is still some hope, but if the Packers lose on Sunday, their chances of making the playoffs is pretty much zero.