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Packers-Cardinals one-liners

CB Charles Woodson’s 45-yard interception return for a touchdown capped a 26-point first half and helped propel the Packers to a 33-7 victory.

The Packers allowed 48 yards rushing and finished the season as the NFL’s stingiest defense against the run.

Said Packers coach Mike McCarthy of the choice to play for momentum heading into the playoffs, “I feel very fortunate that we came out of the game healthy. I understand the risk as much as anybody and the concerns that people would have by going with this plan. But in the best interests of our football team, to play their best football going into the playoffs, that’s why we took this approach.”

The Packers offensive line allowed only one sack Sunday and just 10 over the season’s final seven games.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 21 of 26 passes for 235 yards, leaving him 25 yards short of breaking Lynn Dickey’s franchise record for single-season passing yardage.

Said Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett, “At the end of the day, if they want to celebrate it, then they can go
ahead. It’s a tough
team, and I’m pretty sure everybody is going to pick them to win. They
played good. We were impressed, and hopefully we keep up with them this
weekend.”

Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin didn’t seem to be overly concerned about his ankle and knee injuries following the game.

Cardinals CB Michael Adams, playing after Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left with an injury, got flagged for three penalties and was beaten for a touchdown long pass by Packers WR Jordy Nelson.

Cardinals QB Matt Leinart completed 13 of 21 passes for 96 yards and threw two interceptions.

Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic thinks that Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt came up with a murky, illogical gameplan for Sunday’s contest.
 

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4 Responses to “Packers-Cardinals one-liners”
  1. TiltnSpill says: Jan 4, 2010 1:13 PM

    This game will be a good barometer for whether or not a team should rest their starters going into the postseason.

  2. Bob Loblaw says: Jan 4, 2010 1:39 PM

    It’s an interesting debate if you should play to win to build confidence and momentun vs. to rest starters to stay healthy when facing a team in week 17 that you know you’ll play the next week.
    Personally, I would have pulled my starting QB and just run the ball every play so the o-linemen could play aggressive the whole game and attack the defense. Then on D, I would have blitzed every play. The idea is to hit the other QB as much as possible, and if burned for some TDs, so be it.

  3. redpiller says: Jan 4, 2010 2:35 PM

    The Packers lone touchdown pass was to Jermichael Finley, who was covered by someone other than Michael Adams. So you got both players wrong. Nelson’s catch was to the 1-yard line, not for a touchdown. Read the stats much Alper?

  4. packers4life says: Jan 4, 2010 2:46 PM

    “Cardinals CB Michael Adams, playing after Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left with an injury, got flagged for three penalties and was beaten for a touchdown by Packers WR Jordy Nelson.”
    Actually Nelson did not score a touchdown on that pass. They ruled him down at the 1 yard line with Rodgers QB-sneaking it in on the next play.

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