Below is a transcript of Mike Florio’s chat in Sunday Night Football Extra for Week 15’s Packers-Patriots game. You can access his live chat every week here: nbcsports.com/snfextra
PFTonSNF: What was it that Mike McCarthy said to Andrea Kremer at halftime again? Not make big mistakes. Got it.
PFTonSNF: Will be really interesting to see how the Packers respond here. Stay with the gameplan, stay on schedule. No need to go crazy with bombs.
AskSNF: will the vikings draft a quaterback?
PFTonSNF: Yes, think they have to somewhere. Deep crop this year.
AskSNF: How did Nick Collins get injured?
PFTonSNF: Hurt his ribs. Uncertain of how.
PFTonSNF: Great drive by the Packers to respond and settle this thing down. they continue to dink and dunk very well.
PFTonSNF: A few huge 15-yard penalties on the Patriots.
AskSNF: What are the packers chances of making the playoffs?
PFTonSNF: Even if they lose tonight, they will be in with wins over the Giants and Bears.
AskSNF: The Patriots better learn how to stop the screen or else they won’t have a chance against the Eagles…
PFTonSNF: Looking ahead much?
AskSNF: How far do you think the Jets are going to go in the playoffs?
PFTonSNF: All depends on the matchups. But I’d like their chances against the Chiefs or Colts. (As it stands now.) LONG way to go.
AskSNF: Do you think the Packers have exposed the Patriots defense tonight?
PFTonSNF: No secret the Patriots defense can be beat. Plus they are down 4 defensive linemen tonight.
PFTonSNF: The Packers lead time of possession 27:32-12:20. That’s a recipe to win in Foxborough.
PFTonSNF: Patriots are lucky to be down only 3 points. They are getting worked.
AskSNF: How good is Rai?
PFTonSNF: Getting better and better. Terrific piece to the puzzle long term.
AskSNF: if the packers lose and the bears win out, arent the pack out of the race unless New Orleans loses out???
PFTonSNF: Packers would pass the Giants (and Bucs) for the last wild card spot if they won out. (Even if they lost tonight.)
AskSNF: How can the Packers play this good against the Pats but lost to the Lions? Do you think its cuz Flynn had time to prepare?
PFTonSNF: That’s the NFL. The Packers are a very good team that had a huge letdown game.
AskSNF: what next for the gmen
PFTonSNF: Go to Lambeau with Rodgers likely back. That could decide playoff spot.
PFTonSNF: That Kuhn conversion was massive. Pats had them stopped. Now Packers could go up 2 scores.
AskSNF: Mike Vick MVP?
PFTonSNF: This game isn’t hurting his cause.
PFTonSNF: That goal line stand could prove massive. What a tackle by McCourty.
PFTonSNF: A little surprised McCarthy didn’t go for it there. Don’t think 6 points holds up. Could have pinned the Pats at 1 at worst.
AskSNF: ever gonna answer my question about grossman? does his performance validate shanahan’s decision?
PFTonSNF: Yes this week. Unfortunately they spent 2 draft picks and $17 million to be wrong about McNabb.
AskSNF: Matt Flyn for MVP!
PFTonSNF: Making a late run at it.
PFTonSNF: Time of possession before this drive: 32:28-13:34 Packers.
AskSNF: Connolly’s KR career over? Is the head injury Connolly’s blood rushing to his head after the kick?
PFTonSNF: Think he got it playing fullback, but not sure.
AskSNF: Hey Mike! do you think the steelers can be no.2 by the end of the season?
PFTonSNF: They are No. 2 right now so sure. Only have to beat the Panthers and Browns.
AskSNF: looks like the FG was a good choice, GB D stood tall and held the Pats to a FG.
PFTonSNF: A little early to say that.
AskSNF: how should the pats draft in the 2011 nfl draft?
PFTonSNF: No offense, but why would you be thinking about that right now??
AskSNF: Flynn is 20/30, 223 yds 3TD/1 Int. Not bad huh?
PFTonSNF: He’s been terrific. A credit to Mike McCarthy too. Good game plan.
PFTonSNF: I love a crisply played, mostly mistake-free game. Fun game.
AskSNF: Any chance that the Ravens can leap frog the Steelers in the AFC North after tying them this week?
PFTonSNF: Only if the Steelers lose to the Browns. (Pitt has division tiebreaker.)
… And that’s why I think you go for it on fourth-and-goal from the one.
AskSNF: With how Flynn is doing will he get interest from other teams in the offseason/?
PFTonSNF: Absolutely. Making some money tonight.
PFTonSNF: Pats have figured some things out this quarter. Packers need to go on another long scoring drive. Keep it on the ground.
AskSNF: Should MacCarthy have called a timeout when Brady went with the audible?
PFTonSNF: No, timeouts too valuable.
AskSNF: That series is a pretty good reason why Brady is MVP front-runner.
PFTonSNF: Has my vote.
PFTonSNF: This is the first time the Packers have given up 30 points in a game. best scoring defense in NFL.
PFTonSNF: As well as Packers D is playing, they have given up a lot of yards last two drives.
AskSNF: If the Pack gets a stop here, do you see Matt Flynn driving down field for a win?
PFTonSNF: Wouldn’t surprise me. More about the offense here.
PFTonSNF: HUGE three and out by Packers D. what an effort. Liked them coming with pressure there.
AskSNF: Who will win the NFC North if the Packers win? What if they lose?
PFTonSNF: Bears can clinch with a win tomorrow if the Packers lose. What a huge penalty. Terrible play.
AskSNF: with a win tonight…Do the patriots actually clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs?
AskSNF: all a ploy to get the packers in the playoffs. bad call
PFTonSNF: Was an easy call to make. Clear decision.
AskSNF: Do you think Jackson will rush for 100 yards the next 2 games? Looks like a man on fire.
PFTonSNF: Patriots defensive line is thin and sucking wind.
AskSNF: Is Flynn going to do something Rodgers can’t, and lead a 4th quarter comeback?
PFTonSNF: Would be ironic, huh?
PFTonSNF: Packers doing a great job milking the clock here. Keep running. Plenty of time.
PFTonSNF: Some tense moments here in New England. Win would be so massive for Packers. Could still win division.
AskSNF: what is flyyn’s contract situation with the packers…do you see him starting somewhere next yeat?
PFTonSNF: Under contract through 2011.
PFTonSNF: Patriots risking a lot with three man rush.
PFTonSNF: What an ending. Sad way to end there. Give a LOT of credit to Kyle Arrington for that tackle on the third down.
AskSNF: I guess they milked the clock too much :):)
PFTonSNF: Fair point.
AskSNF: is that why they should have gone for it on 4th and 1?
PFTonSNF: I think so because their offensive line was dominating.
PFTonSNF: Thanks guys. We’ll see you December 26.