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Home Field Advantage Will Literally Mean Nothing This Week

Lambeau Field at night

Remember the days when Lambeau Field was considered a tough place to play?

People may have said that as recently as last season, but whatever home field advantage the Green Bay Packers had established is now gone. When they face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, home field advantage will literally mean nothing.

It will mean nothing for a number of reasons.

The Packers are 5-2 at home this season. On the surface, that looks decent, until you consider they were undefeated at home last season. Those two losses were to divisional foes — the Bears and the Lions.

No one is trying to sell those two teams as good football teams.

The Vikings now have a chance to complete a division sweep at Lambeau Field for the first time in NFC North history. That being all three division teams beating the Packers in Lambeau Field in one season.

That possibility alone makes us throw up in our mouths a little bit.

Meanwhile, the Vikings are 4-3 on the road, where they’ve won four of their last five. That road loss in there was at Arizona, where the Vikings lost by just three. If not for a late strip sack by Dwight Freeney, the Vikings may have won that game and, at the very least, probably would have sent it to overtime.

You’ll recall the Packers went down to the same place last week and lost by 30 fucking points.

There was a time when you could make an argument that the weather would make a difference in this match-up. After all, the Vikings have always insisted upon playing their brand of shoddy, inferior football indoors like a bunch of pansies.

That doesn’t even matter anymore, since they’ve been playing outdoors at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium for the past two season.

Times have changed.

We’ll just have to hope the king of the NFC North hasn’t just yet.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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8 Comments

  1. Jschizl January 1, 2016

    We should totally trade lambeau to the cowboys for at@t field.

  2. billabong January 1, 2016

    the Gobi desert is still dry, other tha that human beans can’t figure it out….go Meeeechigan….

  3. GB West January 1, 2016

    I’m calling Bullshit!

  4. Ivomitonvikingfans January 1, 2016

    I will be there. Wish me luck as I am sure there will be hordes of those half-assed Canadian fucks. I don’t expect much for the rest of this season but God almighty I hope they at least have enough pride left to beat these assholes. GO PACK!!!!

    1. icebowl January 1, 2016

      Godspeed – may the cheese be with you !
      Go Pack Go !

  5. Deepsky January 2, 2016

    Isn’t it better if the Packers lose this weekend? They then get Washington on the road, who they can beat, followed up by the top seed in the NFC, which would be Carolina, who they played better against than Arizona.

    1. Deepsky January 2, 2016

      Also, if Seattle then beats Minnesota, which is completely possible, then Seattle beats Arizona, which is possible, the NFC Championship goes to Green Bay.

  6. CO Bob January 2, 2016

    Love it when the comments section is more positive than the article itself…..good to see it.