Sunday, December 04, 2005

Da Bearz Still...

C'mon, Packer Fans...say it with know what I mean.

Despite the heralded Bearz defense -- and it is a good one -- they have yet to play any offense ranked higher than 23rd in the league. Da Bearz win with their defense. They stop drives, create turnovers, and do things like hand the ball over to a bland and moribund offense at the opponents 1 yard line. Even the Little Sisters of the Poor could score from there.

Admittedly, the Pack has been cursed with injuries, penalties and turnovers this year. The two games where penalties and turnovers were not a factor -- versus the Saints and Falcons -- they won. Favre plays well in Chicago and in the cold. If the O-line can open some lanes for Gado and Gado can hang on to the ball, and if they can give Favre time to find his receivers, the Pack will score. The Packers' defense -- if it can play four full quarters -- should be able to neutralize what little offense Da Bearz can muster.

The point spread for the game is Bearz by 7. C'mon. Take the Pack against the spread. In fact, take the Pack straight up. It's time for an upset. Let's put Da Bearz back into their decades-long hibernation where they belong.