Sunday, December 23, 2007

Packers vs. Da Bearz Preview

Week 15 of the season finds the Pack in Chicago taking on Da Bearz. This will be the 174th game in the longest rivalry in the NFL. Da Bearz lead the overall series 88-79 with 6 ties. But perhaps the most intriguing stat for today is that Brett is 12-2 at Soldier Field. That's pretty impressive. After today, make that 13-2. Another interesting bit of trivia is that Da Bearz have had 51 different starting quarterbacks while Brett has been at the helm of the Packers. And 13 of those quarterbacks have fewer career passing yards than Brett has against just Da Bearz alone. I know, I know...Da Bearz still suck, you're right of course.

But on to today's game. The Packers are favored by 8-1/2. The early line didn't change. But unless the strong winds that are currently blowing through Chicago and the upper Midwest blow the entire Packers team off the field Da Bearz have little chance of winning this game (yes, I know, we fumbled away the game the last time around...and that's the little chance Da Bearz have once again). Even if the Packers offense is limited to more of a running game because of conditions, the Pack has the edge. Da Bearz don't have much left on the field or to play for this season. Most of the players are just hoping to make it through this game and the next without getting hurt.

As for the Packers, there's a little thing called revenge for that earlier loss. And we are still playing for home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Carolina wasn't able to pull off the upset last night against the Cowboys that they did last week against Seattle. So we're going to have to rely on Washington to take care of that next week. In the meantime, the Packers just have to take care of business today, and then knock off the Lions at Lambeau next week.

Put the 13th win of the season on the board. Packers 27 - Bears 10.