The 2014 season will be remembered as the R-E-L-A-X season for the Green Bay Packers by a lot of people. Aaron Rodgers famously uttered those five letters after the Packers dropped to 1-2 on the season.
The Packers finished that season 12-4, won the NFC North and lost the NFC Championship game to the Seattle Seahawks.
We bring this up now because the Seattle Seahawks are once again standing in the way of the Packers. The stakes aren’t as high, but if the Packers are going to salvage their season and make the playoffs, beating Seattle this week would certainly bolster their chances. It would also be a statement win. The type of win that says, yes, we are still a team to be reckoned with.
And that brings us back to something Aaron Rodgers said this year.
Green Bay was sitting at 4-6, looking hopeless, when Rodgers told everyone he thought the Packers could run the table.
We laughed and then the Packers went out and won two in a row. Those games, however, were against mediocre opponents — Philadelphia and Houston — who are in the midst of their own losing streaks. Both teams have now dropped three in a row.
Seattle is 8-3-1. Rodgers hasn’t backed down, however.
“I think there’s a lot of confidence in the locker room right now. I think guys really believe in that this team has the potential to make a run,” said Rodgers. “We’ve shown it the last two weeks, [with] a tough road win and then holding serve at home.
“But obviously this is a little bigger game [given] the opponent, and as every game progresses, there’s more on the line of us to play for. So I’m confident in the guys, that we’re up to the challenge.”
A win on Sunday and perhaps the Packers can run the table.
If they do, we’ll all look back to that proclamation by Rodgers, much like we remember his 2014 comments. Hopefully, if that happens, this season will end a little better than that one did.
“A win on Sunday and perhaps the Packers can run the table.”
I love you guys, always so entertaining.
I think these type of comments really do energize their team. He should had made some in 2015.
Run the table so they can MAYBE win the weakest division in the league IF the lions fall off track. Then McCarthy can brag about 8 straight playoff appearances after another one and done because the defense is garbage like every year.