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. 

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