Injuries could disrupt Packers’ inside track to Super Bowl

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Even though they lost in the divisional round at home to the Giants, we think that the Packers are the best team in the NFL.  On paper.

The problem is that the Packers have had more than their fair share of injuries over the past few weeks, and that’s making us a little nervous about their ability to remain at the top of the heap.

A whopping 17 Packers were scratched for Thursday night’s preseason game against the Browns.  Apart from the fact that nearly 20 percent of the roster wasn’t able to dress, the absence of the 17 players requires the remaining players to take extra reps, exposing them to injury.

Still, we think the Packers have a great chance to get back to the Super Bowl, especially if quarterback Aaron Rodgers plays like he did last year.  For more, here’s a special edition of PFT (Almost) Live, brought to you by our friends at Ford.

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26 responses to “Injuries could disrupt Packers’ inside track to Super Bowl

  1. The Packers should worry about getting that Defense back on track before worrying about a Super Bowl. They need to get back to what won them a Championship a few years ago.

  2. Inside track to the Super Bowl! You gotta be kidding me! I’ll take my aged-like-a-fine-wine-28-yr-old-rookie QB + a supposedly ‘average’ mauling back in Richardson any day of the week. It’s our year Baby — from #32 to #1. Go Browns

  3. The fact that nearly 20 percent of the roster wasn’t able to dress,

    Mike….This was not due to injury. Their moms were at a bingo tournament, thus 20 percent of the team could not dress themselves.

  4. Packers are still a contender. But here’s the thing. No one team ever has any “inside track” to anything. There are a group of teams that look to be contenders – but when they play, there’s only guessing the outcome. Should be damn fun to see it shake out.

  5. raventater says:
    Aug 16, 2012 8:59 PM
    Inside track to the Super Bowl! You gotta be kidding me! I’ll take my aged-like-a-fine-wine-28-yr-old-rookie QB + a supposedly ‘average’ mauling back in Richardson any day of the week. It’s our year Baby — from #32 to #1. Go Browns

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    in the words of dr. evil, rrrriiiiiiiiiiight………

  6. “that’s making us a little nervous about their ability to remain at the top of the heap.”

    Why are you so nervous? A Packers fan maybe?

    “we think that the Packers are the best team in the NFL. On paper.”

    You thought that last year. Sorry the media’s favorite can’t win every year.

    “Still, we think the Packers have a great chance to get back to the Super Bowl, especially if quarterback Aaron Rodgers plays like he did last year. ”

    He did play that way last year. Didn’t help. They lost.

    “The problem is that the Packers have had more than their fair share of injuries over the past few weeks…”

    All teams have their fair share of injuries. Only the media doesn’t get “nervous” about other teams.

    Just have Aaron Rodgers’ child and be done with it.

  7. I am not worried, Ted Thompson is the best GM in the game, look at 2010 if I recall it was 17 dudes on IR, and still brought home Title number 13.

    I trust Ted Thompson has built our roster to keep moving. The only thing that Green Bay cannot afford is a big injury to number 12.

  8. They’ll be fine. All they need to do is fall to 7-7, get hot in the last few weeks of the season, and go on and win the Super Bowl. Apparently that’s the blueprint to winning in the NFL.

  9. Please.. The Superbowl… If Greenbay is 8/8 they will be lucky.
    1. They had the worse defense in the league last season an they still look just as bad or worse
    2. The offensive coordinator is gone from last season. The differance will show on the field.
    3. The Giants exposed the passing game last season.
    4. NO running game at all… an Benson average 2.7 yards per carry last season. This was a desperate move.
    5. The schedule this season is a killer… Right from the begining…. I dont see NOTHING THAT SAYS SUPERBOWL ABOUT THIS TEAM

  10. If Graham Harrell isnt the third string when regular season starts I would have to quesion the judgement of the entire Packer organization. He has no arm, accuracy, and most of all not even a hint of command in the huddle. Every errant pass, every rag doll throw(the hail mary was laughable), and most of all the ridulous smile on his face after every mistake. No intensity, no sense of urgency and all I’ve seen from him is some dumb smile. It has to affect his teammates when they see him nonchalantly walking back to the huddle while grinnng ear to ear. No fire, no arm, no accuray, no passion = 3rd string at best or hopefully a tryout for the Canadian league!

  11. Actually, if you’re going to have a rash of injuries, now is the time to do it, because it means more time for the backups to pick up the system.

    Some of the injured players will be back by the start of the season. Others will miss a few weeks early on. Still, it’s better to muddle through the early part of the season, hover around .500, and gradually get talent back as opposed to starting hot and fading as guys drop off.

    We’ve seen three wild-card teams in the past seven years get hot and go on runs late in the season to wind up taking it all (Steelers in ’05, Packers and Giants the last two years). While a hot start is always nice, a hot finish can be a pathway to a Lombardi.

  12. LOL.

    Bears fans, you guys are pretty GOOD without urlacher, right? (wish you could see the face im making right now) Lovie Smith BEATS the Packers, right?

    Steelers fans, will you ever get over the Super Bowl loss? Actually, please don’t, don’t ever get over it. I enjoy your guys’ jealous posts more than anything on here, please continue to be bitter and troll Packer articles. How many different usernames does Mark Madden have on here anyways?

    Giants fans, we all know how well the giants do the year after a super bowl run. yeesh! talk about an 8-8 team. Aaron Rodgers is sooooooooooo much better than Eli, ahhh doesn’t that just burn you guys up?

    and last but not least, I am pretty sure Florio is a Vikings fan, all you know it alls.

    ahh where is pervy, he could teach all you haters a thing or two about hating on the Pack the right way without sounding like your whining like little girls that PFT doesn’t care as much about your team as they do mine.

    You guys hear that Browns fan in the top of the comments? lol. Team wins a preseason game and Drew Carey comes out of the woodwork talkin up the Browns.

    Ok, im done. Hopefully this post will make it as PFT deletes all my posts usually. *fingers crossed*

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