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Sunday Divisional Playoff Preview

And away we go…

Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens1:05 p.m. EST
When you look at the four NFL divisional playoff games this weekend, this matchup would be the answer to the question — which one of these doesn’t belong? All the other games have tremendous storylines and Hall of Fame quarterbacks. This one has whiny Joe Flacco, who was publicly complaining how he doesn’t get enough credit. Oh, boohoo! Try stringing together some consistent play and then maybe people will start to acknowledge your accomplishments. On the flipside the Texans have one hell of a running game, led by Arian Foster, and not too much of a passing game, led by third-string rookie quarterback T.J. Yates. Defense will undoubtedly be the motif of this contest and the team that is able to put up six to nine points will have a great shot.

I’m sure there are Texans and Ravens fans somewhere on the planet, it’s just that I’ve never seen them with my own eyes and don’t know any personally. I put these people in the same classification as Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the elusive chupacabra.

Does anyone really care about this game? For most of us, it will simply be background noise as we mentally prepare to watch our boys in green and gold pummel a Giants team that has been getting just slightly less press than Tim Tebow.

Ravens 15, Texans 6

New York Giants at Green Bay Packers — 4:30 p.m. EST
Are you as sick and tired of hearing about the New York Giants as I am? I mean, this has been an unbelievable week. Every article seems to talk about the confident Giants or the defensive line and how good they’re playing. And let’s not forget the running game! Did you know the Giants running game has recently gotten on track? No kidding. Tell me more about this.

My favorite one has been the rallying cry from the Giants that they weren’t healthy in week 13, but now they are. Both the Giants and the entire sports media seems to overlook the fact that we were extremely beat up as well. If you think Brandon Jacobs is going to be busting us like he did last time with Desmond Bishop in there, I’ve got news for you.

To beat a dead horse like the media does… the Giants have an imposing defensive line capable of causing all sorts of trouble for the Packers. Ooh, I’m really scared! You mean that same defensive front we completely manhandled last year in week 16 with both teams in must-win situations? Oh and did you know Jason Pierre-Paul is a good player? Yeah, I didn’t know that either.

The bottom line is if the defensive front four of the Giants can’t get steady pressure, then the Packers will win this game comfortably and that’s exactly what’s going to happen. The Packers are going to be so mentally and physically ready for this game that the world is going to take notice. Our defense is going to shut down the run, our secondary will give up plays, but do better than they have most of the year and get turnovers. Our special teams will make a big play somewhere in the game, and Aaron Rodgers is going to remind everyone who “The Man” is in the NFL.

As sick as I am hearing about the Giants, I have to believe the defending Super Bowl champs and No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers are even more sick of it. This is the time for a statement game from the champs and they will deliver.

Packers 41, Giants 23



  1. Buddymobile January 14, 2012

    Not to change the subject, but if any of you are watching the Niners Saints game you would see who dat really is. Outside of their shit dome they can’t do shit. We’ll see if SF can hold on, 17- 0 second quarter.

  2. Buddymobile January 14, 2012

    The Aints are eliminated. Giants, could they be next?

    Go Packers!

  3. iltarion January 15, 2012

    I had predicted 41 – 27. So, good work.

  4. darrin January 15, 2012

    35-24 Packers!

    1. darrin January 15, 2012

      I want to hit something then vomit.

  5. flyboy7588 January 15, 2012

    What a friggin’ joke. This was the team that was 15-1??????????????????? EMBARRASSING!!!!! EMBARRASSING!!!! EMBARRASSING!!!!!!! How the F*ck does this team lose at Lambeau AGAIN to the Giants in a playoff game!!!!!!! EMBARRASSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Cuban January 15, 2012

    Never mind Capers goin somewhere else, fire this piece of shit how is it that every fuckin third down some1 was wide FUCKING open, apparently every fucking receiver left there goddamn hands at home

  7. flyboy7588 January 15, 2012

    I hear ya Cuban. Capers just didn’t get it done all year long. This loss really stings. Just an awful display of football. No impact from Clay, Woodson. Secondary needs some big changes. And then there were the DROPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. flyboy7588 January 15, 2012

    I better see McCarthy show some anger over this.

  9. flyboy7588 January 15, 2012

    Vince is rolling over in his grave!!!!!!!!

  10. darrin January 15, 2012

    DISGUSTING. The whole team played like absolute shit – except for Driver. Rodgers was even bad. Fumbles, drops, bad play-calling, miscues, etc. The secondary is pathetic. Tramon Williams couldn’t cover his grandma. How can a team look so dominant (well offensively anyway) and play like this? I don’t get it.

  11. zubi January 15, 2012

    remember brett favre guys :)

  12. zubi January 15, 2012

    long live number 4 :)

  13. PackerFanInFl January 15, 2012


    long live number 4 :)

    welcome back Jeff Irncink

  14. Adam January 15, 2012

    I am fucking disgusted. As someone who dropped everything to fly 2000 miles to the 2007 NFC Championship game, this is even more sickening. This team was supposed to have that “hunter” mentality that would keep it from falling complacent… only through the regular season apparently. To have another wild card team come into Lambeau and rip out our hearts, there are no words to describe it. Absolutely fucking speechless. Fuck everything about this game. The defense gets no pressure and the offense was disjointed all game.

    Congrats to the Giants (it fucking pains me to say that…. again). You sons of bitches were the better team.

  15. flyboy7588 January 15, 2012

    So much for teams fearing playing a playoff game in Lambeau. Where is the pride?????????

  16. Adam January 15, 2012

    Oh, and I hope Driver comes back as a force next season. He was about the only player to really show up today. The old man shows he still wants it. I wish he got more opportunities this season. Someonn tell A-rod to get hit him in the slot more next season.

    1. darrin January 15, 2012

      Yep. Driver was the only guy to show up. Played a hell of a game. Hope it wasn’t his last.

  17. zubi January 15, 2012

    Lord have mercy on children and wives in cheese land :) many chokings and beatings on the way tonite …….. hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  18. zubi January 15, 2012

    comeo…it’s about time brett favre comes out and takes full responsibility for this loss :)

  19. iltarion January 15, 2012

    Very shocking.

    Even those who thought the Giants might win thought it would be in a shootout or because of a great game by their defensive line.

    It was neither.

    Their defensive line was contained. They basically made one big play when Umenyora knocked the ball loose from Rodgers, and on even that play, Umenyora was helped by the fact that Rodgers only dropped back 3 steps.

    Besides two completely brain dead plays that led to the Giants’ only TDs in the first 3 quarters, the defense actually played well enough for the Packers to win. The Giants had 20 points until the 7:48 mark of the 4th quarter.

    No, instead, it was the Packers’ offense that completely crapped the bed and had its worst game of the season at the exact wrong time.

    Rodgers was terrible. Even with plenty of time, he repeatedly took off running instead of finding a WR. He missed a wide open Jennings for a TD. He missed Finley 3 times on big plays. He had Jordy Nelson wide open down the sideline, waited too long, and then underthrew it.

    The Packers won games all season because Rodgers was much better than the opposing QB. Not this game. Eli was easily the better QB.

    To compound that issue, no one could catch the effin ball when Rodgers did deliver it.

    And the fumbles… Seriously? Kuhn’s first fumble of his career? Rodgers first fumble of the season? Both in the same game? Jennings fumbles, miraculously called not a fumble, and then of course the back-breaker, the fumble by Grant. Unbelievable.

    You can’t lose 3 fumbles and expect to win. Just ask the Saints.

    The coaching was as bad. An onside kick after you score the TD to tie? A timeout when the Giants are running the clock out to end the half? Your DBs seemingly unaware that a hail mary is coming. A 3 man rush on 3rd and 11? WTF??????!!!!!!!!!

    The Packers gave this effin game away.

  20. mrs.lindalo January 15, 2012

    idk what was going on with jennings it hurt to see them lose but we will prevail

  21. joe January 15, 2012


    What a disgusting game. Fuck.

  22. Phillthy Phill January 15, 2012

    Ima sad panda. Im sure my emotions will get worse in the next few days, knowing this was a 15 and 1 team that lost today. It’ll get better though.

  23. jeff ircink January 15, 2012

    no – that wasn’t my comment (@zubi), PackerFanInFL. didn’t watch…just watching the blame game get started, is all.

  24. whatusaid January 15, 2012

    giants defense kicked out ass. took us out of our game in our house. amazing we scored any points. refs bailed us out and we still fucked up. I only saw us with 6 points. we all saw the fumble, add in that roughing call. we got destroyed.

    hope other teams hire out our staff. we need some new blood with new ideas.

    we need upgrades on defense. the corners were pathetic all year. tramon, sheilds look like one year wonders. the secondary missed Collins. peprah is garbage. Woodson is running on borrowed time.

    dline nuff said.

  25. Boston January 15, 2012

    fucking disaster, most miserable i’ve been since 2008. These home playoff losses just fucking hurt.

  26. jeff ircink January 15, 2012

    and @ PackerFanInFL….i won’t gloat. i’ve learned that i’m too classy to do that. i’m sorry the Pack didn’t play up to their expectations. did i want them to lose? yes. did i cheer against them? no.

  27. Vijay January 15, 2012

    Wow…Brett’s team played better than this in freezing weather. Hmm. Maybe there’s some truth to VIJAY saying that mother fucking Ted Thompson got lucky by drafting Rodgers and making a few other ‘good moves’ and that he is generally a fucking joke and the most overrated GM in history (except for the Chargers GM). And yes, I could do better–looking at my mock draft history–YES I COULD!

    OK Teddy, here’s a freebie. Get rid of Jermichael ‘the clown’ and draft Coby Fleener from Stanford to replace him in RD #2 (P.S. you will have to move up to get him in RD #2). Also, with your first pick at #28, pray that a stud like one of these guys comes in to help out that weak ass D:

    Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
    Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
    Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
    Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

    If not, maybe fix your ROLB issue with this up and coming stud who may be available: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

  28. BleedsGreen January 15, 2012

    I knew that Philbin kid’s death would affect us. Rogers was off, dropped passes, wasted opportunities. I blame it on that brat. He was no good anyway. Did 6 months in the slammer. Now he comes back to haunt us.

  29. ND Vikes Fan January 16, 2012

    remember my comment a few months ago…..what goes around. Enjoy the offseason Packers.

  30. Savage57 January 16, 2012

    Here’s to the Giants. Money talks, bullshit walks.

    Packers looked like fucking elementary school girls out there. As good as Charlie Peprah is as a person, he just fuckin’ blows on the field. Look back at almost every big play this season and after about a 2 count you’ll see #26 come into the picture in time to whiff on a tackle.

    Fuck Finley as well. Take your weak ass shit down the road and contaminate some other team. Funny but the Pack won it all WITHOUT your ass on the field.

    AR, give up the commercials, the guitars, the interviews and all the other shit that distracted you this year. You looked totally out of sync on Sunday, running scared and throwing like shit. I fear that without checking that off the field ego steroid shit, you are going to morph into the same head case that preceeded you at QB.

    CM3, you have my condolences for getting gang-banged all year like a drunk whore at a navy convention. Putting up the numbers you did while getting triple teamed all year was fucking amazing.

    And to the rest of you fucking thieves on defense (getting paid for the shit you produced on the field is stealing!!) go watch the tape of the 49ers – Saints game and learn how to fucking cover and tackle with an attitude.

    Nice job, fuckheads. Enjoy cleaning up the sea of diarrhea that you left all over the bed on Sunday.

  31. ay hombre January 16, 2012

    Desmond Bishop and Pickett came to play yesterday, but that was about it.

  32. Some of you posters are ridiculous, you’re the same people who would be praising everyone you’re bashing! They lost a playoff game, shit happens. They executed shitty yesterday, and the giants fed off of it! It’s that fucking simple! One home playoff loss and AR-12 is already a head case like Favre?!?! Give me a break! Tell ya what, if you think that, take that jersey and choke yourself with it! Packers will be back ready to rock next year with another competitive squad ready to make a playoff run! All you people crying about how the packers failed to show up seem to forget the incredible run they were having! Yes, 15-1 and losing your 1st playoff game is horrible, but to swoop to the low levels that some of you diseased piles of protoplasm are is worse than yesterdays loss! I know one thing, Packers will be respected (by me anyway) thru good times and bad times! Dont forget how blessed we are to have such a kick ass football team! THANK YOU FOR A REMARKABLE 15-2 SEASON GB!!!!! GOOOOOO PACK GOOOOOO! I cant imagine the vengeance AR-12 will have with him thru out next year!

    1. Savage57 January 16, 2012

      Thanks for bringing all of this edgy insight to our attention, but I seem to recall that the rest of the entire fucking universe judges success by actually winning the Championship.

      You should go be an Eagles or Vikings fan, places where having a good regular season or just making the post season is cause for wild celebration, or there’s that old fan favorite “wait ’til next year”, but that shit just doesn’t cut it in Titletown, asshole.

      You may think that I am a “diseased pile of protoplasm” and that I should choke myself with my jersery (???) and I respect your right to have an opinion that is wildly disparate from mine.

      Now go fuck yourself.

      Who are you? Ned Flanders?

  33. BleedsGreen January 16, 2012

    Two blatantly bad calls went to us. Take away those atrocious calls and we only score six points. Giants came to play. Packers laid an egg in biggest game of year. I am ashamed to call myself a Packers fan today. We got blown out by Eli of all people. Ghost of Lambeau are devastated. We’re done :( One and done, unbelievable. To the frigging Giants? It could not be worse.

  34. Savage57, It’s the people like you (I’d call you a cunt but I’m sure you lack the depth and the warmth!) that I WISH would crawl in a fuckin’ hole and die. You’re a fuckin’ disease man. You serve no better purpose on this earth then to be all HOORAYY!! when GB wins, and then despise them when they can’t get YOU another championship!!! I was laughing while reading it when you tell J-Finley and A-Rog “what to do”. HA! “CM3, I’m sorry bro, you had an amazing season”. GIVE ME A FUCKIN’ BREAK!!! Sounds to me like you’re one of those mush-brains that cares only about what YOU think should happen! NEWS FLASH: No one gives a fuck what you think A-Rog and the rest of the team should do, GET OVER YOURSELF! As for the Packers, they slipped up. Simple as that. Go ahead and compare A-Rog to Favre, tell J-Finley to “Take your weak ass shit down the road and contaminate some other team”, and spew whatever other nonsense is needed to lull your redundant ass to bed at night! But next year, when Rodgers has the Packers in the same spot as yesterday, don’t come on here and tell everyone how you “knew this was going to happen”. You’re a fuckin’ fraud bro, and it makes me uneasy knowing that we’re fans of the same great organization! Get some class…

    1. Savage57 January 17, 2012

      Nice rant, tool.

      Have trouble staying on point? As to no one caring about what I think, why then did you respond? Way too much vitriol to discount just how much I rattled your fucking cage.

      You need to read more closely and think a whole lot more about the contradictions and dichotomy of what you write.

      As to my class vs. yours, it’s a lot like pussy. Some guys get it, other guys just talk about getting it.

      Enjoy the 15-2 season while some other teams play for the trophy, loser.

  35. Ohhh I bet your GF loves it when you use words like “dichotomy”! It makes her feel like she is with a real winner! “Hey honey, come check out this cool new word I used in a sentence!” Also, comparing class to pussy is really “staying on point”! WAY TO TEACH ME A LESSON! I will enjoy the season up til feb. 5th, when GB will no longer be NFL champions! I feel bad for anyone that has to live with you, must be a rough life for them! May your 1st born be a Bears fan…

    1. Savage57 January 18, 2012

      I am an ascetic who has no girlfriend, no children and thus am immune and inured to your feeble attempts to insult me. (The pussy comment was a metaphor, genius – for future reference words such as like and as are the giveaways)

      I exist only to poke holes in the delusional claptrap posted by revenants who run their mouths telling others what they should and shouldn’t think and say.

  36. jeff ircink February 19, 2012

    ;) keep it up, gents. makes for good reading.