Sunday, January 03, 2010

Final: Packers 33 - Cardinals 7

The Packers kept the pedal to the metal throughout the game. The only blemish was a late interception thrown by backup QB Matt Flynn that was returned to about the 3-yard line (including a penalty). One play later, the Cardinals got their first and only score of the day.

The Packers' highlight of the quarter was another interception, this one by Tramon Williams on Cardinals' 3rd string QB Brian St. Pierre. This gave the Pack 30 turnovers on the season, and a turnover margin of +25, which set the new franchise season record. The prior record was +24 held by the 1965 Packers. The Packers also set a franchise rushing-yards-allowed-per-game stat of 83.3 yards, and by holding the Cardinals to just 48 yards rushing on the day, established itself as the #1 rushing defense in the league.

The Packers finished 11-5 and will be back in Arizona for a deja vu game next weekend (day and time yet to be announced).

May it go as well then as it did today. Despite the fact that the Cardinals didn't play even close to all out today, the fact that the Packers were able to play with "swagger" (as the TV talking heads called it) throughout the game should help them get into the Cards' heads next time around.

The Pack is clicking on all cylinders. Just what you want going into the playoffs.

Go Pack Go!!!