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New York is Afraid of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers

The New York Post is known for their sensationalism, especially when it comes to celebrity gossip and sports. Thus, something like this isn’t totally surprising. What perhaps is surprising is the Post is suggesting that the big, bad New York Giants should be afraid of Aaron Rodgers and the little, old Green Bay Packers.

This is today’s back page.

Aaron Rodgers New York Post back page

Here’s another look.

The Packers are currently set up as the fourth seed in the NFC. They’ll remain there if they beat Detroit to win the NFC North (unless Seattle loses, in which case they can move up to No. 3). That would mean a home date with the Giants, who the Packers beat 23-16 back on October 9.

If the Packers lose to Detroit, they will either be out of the playoffs or they’ll face Seattle or Atlanta, depending on what those teams do on Sunday. This depends on if Washington wins earlier in the day.

While you try to process all of that, the simple scenario is the Packers win and they play the Giants, which all of New York is probably now terrified of.

And they probably should be. When the Packers beat the Giants back in October, Rodgers was still playing very erratically. He’s an entirely different — and much better — quarterback right now.

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Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.

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  1. Deepsky December 30, 2016

    Manning has been erratic all season, the Giants losses have come because he’s played poorly. He’ll come to Green Bay in the postseason with a lot of confidence.

    The Giants beat the Cowboys twice. Their defense is good enough to slow down Aaron Rodgers.

    1. PF4L December 30, 2016

      Except when the Giants defense wasn’t good enough when the Packers scored 31 points in the 1st half.

      I’m not sure where Manning is getting all this confidence, we beat them once already. Plus they just lost to the Eagles where Manning threw 3 picks.

  2. MMTTDCSUCK December 30, 2016

    I agree Deepsky, the Giants should not be taken lightly. Manning has a great history beating the Packers in January. He usually seems much more focused and on his game. Plus, I do not care what anyone says, Detroit is going to be a handful. The Packers will be very fortunate to come out of there with a win.

  3. Smoking Jay December 30, 2016

    I don’t think the Lions have a chance in this game. Of all the games the Lions have won this season, only one of those victories has been against a team with a winning record. And the Lions have been trailing in the 4th quarter of almost every game. That means that in almost every game (even against bad teams), the Lions were trailing at the end of the game.

    I don’t see this game being close at all. Aaron Rodgers and the offense will be firing on all cylinders, and I think the final score will something like Packers 35, Lions 17.

    1. Smoking Jay December 30, 2016

      Posted to wrong page, opps!

    2. Killer December 30, 2016

      Well, the Vikings had a winning record at the time of each of their defeats to Detroit this year.

      Also, the Lions nearly won the first game against the Packers who needed a few ref calls purchased in their favor including a 66 yard interference call in order to win that game. And that was in Green Bay. It will come down to whether the Packers are able to pony up enough money to buy off the refs this game.

      1. PF4L December 30, 2016

        KILLER
        12/30/2016 at 11:10 am
        “Well, the Vikings had a winning record……………”

        Bwahahahahahahahaha…..stop it, stop it………my gut is hurting from laughing so hard!!

        At least the fan of our favorite 5-0 team hasn’t lost his sense of humor….Nancy…you’re killin it my friend, keep em coming!!

        1. PF4L December 30, 2016

          Did the vikings lose to Detroit ….twice? I DID NOT KNOW THAT!! Interesting.

          So… if the almighty 5-0 vikings lose to the 3-12 bears this Sunday. That means that the almighty powerhouse we’ve known as the 5-0 vikings, will lose twice to the 3-12 bears also.

          Maybe Peterson can play and contribute his 1.9 yards per carry to topple down the big bad bears….bwhahahahahahaha

          Interesting what can happen when reality rears it’s ugly head, isn’t it Nancy? Especially when a certain fan of another team predicted the vikings meltdown months ago…..Go figure.

  4. Killer December 30, 2016

    Moving past the writer’s “…all of New York…” hyperbole — apparently based on the headline of a single “newspaper” — to the possible outcome of a possible game between the Giants and the Packers:

    The weather is much more in favor of the Packers now than it was earlier in the year when the Giants lost to the Packers. And Rodgers is back to his former in-the-closet-but-happily-gay self before he obtained a professional beard and broke up with his boyfriend. Is it true they are back together?

    These things seem to indicate the Packers would win easily in a rematch. That said I thought the Giants way Way WAY under-performed in the earlier game. They are a passing team and the Packers have one of the worst secondaries in football. Also, as much as Rodgers has improved since that game the same could be said for the Giant’s defense which has clawed all the way up to #11 overall.

    The Giants beat the Cowboys twice and the Cowboys absolutely beat down and spanked and humiliated the Packers. According to metrics roughly 30% of the Packer bandwagon style fans leaped off the bandwagon after that game alone. (6% of those jumpers have since returned.) But, you know, whenever you hear that “they beat the team that beat us” routine it means they will not actually win because this is the NFL and that is not how it works in the NFL.

    This makes it a toss up. Which would actually be a pretty good situation for the Giants being a visiting team and all.

    What are the other options besides playing the Packers? Falcons in Atlanta? If you think about it, what is the more foreign environment to the Giants = outdoor cold — very similar to what they play in in New York — or a dome? I think you know the answer there. The Falcons defense is ranked slightly behind the Packers but only by a few yards. The Falcons offense is ranked much higher than the Packers and gain nearly 50 yards more per game. I think the smart play, if you could decide for the Giants and wanted a win, would be to have them take on the Packers instead of the Falcons.

    So this whole “…all of New York…” is afraid of the Packers seems to be a flight of fancy — by the Post and Bonham.

    1. PF4L December 30, 2016

      I read only the 1st and last line killer. As mandated per PF4L guidelines.

      If New York “hyperbole” is the biggest problem in your life, you must be doing very well.

      Oops…your team was 5-0….Nevermind.

      1. PackAttack December 31, 2016

        As mandated per PF4L guidelines.
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        This is good. PF4L guidelines. Your pure entertainment clown.

        1. PF4L January 1, 2017

          Stayed tuned, as packattack will continue to educate us on Aaron Rodgers career being finished.

          Per packattack football intellect.

    2. Kato December 30, 2016

      Do you have something against gay people killer? I sense homophobia…

      1. PF4L December 30, 2016

        He confided in me that his father and Grandfather were bi-sexual. And sometimes they took him on camping trips. I won’t get into details about it and what they did to him, because he told me that in confidence and i gave him my word i’d keep it to myself.

        That’s why i won’t even bring it up.

        1. Kato December 30, 2016

          Ok fair enough. I will just say there are counselors out there killer. You can get through this.

      2. Killer December 30, 2016

        Actually no. My philosophy has always been that the more gay men there are the more women there are for me. Also, lesbians are hot so I’m all good with homosexual women as well.

        The issue I take is two-fold (you knew I’d have a numbered list, right?):
        1. Rodgers, by having the beard Olivia and staging photo opp.s with her, is engaged in an operation of deception. It is big lie. I don’t like people lying and manipulating others and warping the truth. THAT is arrogant.
        2. Rodgers had three choices. He could keep his lifestyle a secret. That is his right especially due to the homophobia and hostility out there. It would not be a lie. Or he could have used his position, popularity, and success to help his kindred spirits. By making his persona public knowledge he could have done much to reduce hate crimes possibly literally saving lives and giving persecuted persons or those in the closet a ton or moral encouragement. Instead, for his own selfish good, he engaged in a campaign of lies by constructing the illusion with beard Olivia. For ego? To make his life easier? Probably some but apparently mostly just for more money in advertising deals. In sum, he could have used his fame for good and for others but he used it for selfish self promotion.

        I don’t have an issue with gay people but I do have an issue with gay people that sell out at the cost of others and I have an issue with anyone who engages in deception.

        Now, if you want to see actual examples of real homophobia all you have to do is look at a history of posted comments by PF4L/Piffle (who is actually Monty / Mordecai — talk about deceptions!).

        1. PF4L December 31, 2016

          Ok, i read the 1st line, and the last paragraph again. Lets see if i got this right.

          You prefer more gay men in the world. Nothing wrong with that, no judgements.

          You believe that PF4L, Monty, and Mordecai are all one person under 3 different names.

          Your credibility in here just went through the roof. Now…you might finally get the respect you deserve. How did you figure it out? I (we) thought we (i) had you fooled.

          Apparently…You are far too smart for us (me).

          Good job my friend, never stop thinking.

          1. Killer December 31, 2016

            Ah, note PF4L/Piffle — who is also Monty / Mordecai — first proves exactly what I was saying about him being the one who makes the homophobic comments.

            He then went on to make it SEEM as if he is denying being PF4L / Monty / Mordecai (Piffle is my name for him). He makes it SEEM like he is denying it… but does NOT deny it. Classic deceptive communication construction. It works like a denial, but, if caught, he can point out he simply made statements of truth… and it was the readers who added the sarcasm.

            I’m sure he knows, or at least suspects, that I can prove Monty and Mordecai and PF4L are all the same person. So he does not flat out deny — knowing he can be proven a liar — and perhaps a little concerned with how his cohorts at TotalPackers will view his lying ways (though thus far they have certainly rolled with it). So he tries to mock it and uses ridicule and what people would think is sarcasm.

            I have access to information streams not open to most. However, anyone reading this can go ahead and google search and see Monty McMahon on LinkedIn working at Draper. Try to find Mordecai. No such person exists.

            I just think Monty should be more open about this stuff. He should just say Mordecai is his alter ego moniker when he writes something he does not want to be held responsible for. This long term blanket deception is actually very similar to what Monty’s hero Aaron Rodgers has been pulling with the beard Olivia. A long term deception pulled on thousands for ones own self-gain and/or to avoid accountability and embarrassment. Did Monty get the idea from Rodgers or did Rodgers get the idea from him? Or did two vats of slime separately grow a distinct form of scum? We may never know.

            Monty, a real journalist exposes the truth. An actual journalist is not supposed to obscure the truth. Shame.

          2. PF4L January 1, 2017

            Your Mother could have swallowed you. Shame.

    3. icebowl December 30, 2016

      I checked Google Translate for Killer-to-I-Give-a-Shit…..
      Couldnt find anything….
      Alls I got out of your tome was “blah-blah-blah-Vikings-blah…..”

  5. KG December 30, 2016

    Don’t the giants always win the super bowl against the patriots after they beat a favored packers team at home in the playoffs?

  6. PF4L December 30, 2016

    The Giants don’t matter right now.

    The Redskins are fully capable of beating the Giants, so then the loser of the Packer/Lion game goes home. Gotta take care of one thing, and one thing only, beating the Lions.

    1. icebowl December 30, 2016

      Ed Zachary….
      Skins are gonna won cause GI-ants have no need to win and are going to play this like preseason game #4….. i.e. keys players go one quarter at most….