Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pack vs. 'Skins Preview

With less than a couple hours to game time, let's take a brief look at today's game. The Pack are favored by 3 points at home...just as they were last week...OK, never mind that one. The Packers are the youngest team in the league, the Redskins are the oldest...except at QB where things are a bit reversed...although both QBs hail from Mississippi. Both teams have solid defenses. The 'Skins -- just like every other team in the league -- have a better running game than the Pack. The Packers are 4-1 (should be 5-0!), while the 'Skins are 3-1.

Coming off last week's fiasco, the Pack doesn't want to be staring at a 2-game loosing streak going into the bye week. For several weeks, the Pack was sloppy with the ball and with penalties. Last week it came back to bite them. One would expect corrections to have been made.

So it comes down, as it usually does, to execution. This will be a tight game. If the Packers execute as they are capable of doing, they should win this one and go into the bye sitting pretty at 5-1. If they continue the play of last week, it will be a disappointing loss. This is a telling game for the Packers. We'll know what they have to say in a couple hours.

Go Pack!!!