Saturday, January 15, 2011

Can you say "NFC Championship Game"???

Yes, Packer fans, it's time to rejoice once more. Our beloved Green Bay Packers are on a roll. As the 6th-seeded team in the NFC playoffs, they trounced the #1-seeded Atlanta Falcons 48-21. Other than a shaky start early with a Greg Jennings' fumble and special teams giving up a 102-yd kickoff return, the Packers dominated every aspect of the game.

QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 3 touchdowns (giving him 10 TD passes in his first 3 playoff games as a starter) and ran for 1. Rodgers finished 31 of 36 for 366 yards, 3 TD and no INTS, and a 136.8 QB rating. CB Tramon Williams had 2 huge interceptions, 1 in the endzone and another for a pick-6 70-yard TD return to end the 1st half. Could it be Rodgers and Williams had a chip on their shoulders about not making the Pro Bowl? Nah...this is all about getting to the Big Dance, baby!

In all, Atlanta had 4 turnovers, including 2 fumbles in the 4th quarter. The Packers never punted in the game.

The 48 points scored sets a new Packers' post-season record.

At the end of the game, the stadium was filled only with Packers fans as the Dirty Bird patrons had flown the coop.

More analysis and comment in the days ahead as the Packers prepare to meet either Da Bearz or Seahawks. That will be determined tomorrow.

But whichever team we meet in the Championship, they should be afraid. Very afraid. The Packers are rolling on all cylinders.

Go Pack Go!!!