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Packers celebrated Lions loss to Ravens on Monday night

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The Green Bay Packers were well aware they needed help to put themselves in a better position to make the playoffs. Rarely will you find an NFL player that is willing to admit they read what’s written about them or watch the scoreboards on Sundays. However, most of them do. It’s tough to completely avoid and the Packers knew a loss from the Detroit Lions Monday night would greatly benefit they playoff aspirations.

Packers guard Josh Sitton had several teammates over to his house to watch Monday night’s game between the Lions and Baltimore Ravens. For a night at least, the Packers were massive Ravens fans. When Justin Tucker’s 61-yard field goal flew through the uprights to give the Ravens a 18-16 lead, the house party exploded in celebration.

“We were kind of jumping around like little school girls to be honest with you,” Sitton said in an interview with Alex Marvez and Solomon Wilcots on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “We were pretty damn excited.”

The loss by the Lions now gives the Packers (and Chicago Bears) control of their own destiny in the NFC North. If Green Bay wins out against Pittsburgh and Chicago, they will win the division.

It helped us obviously,” Sitton said. “We’ve got to go and do what we’ve got to do this weekend to make it even matter.”

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16 Responses to “Packers celebrated Lions loss to Ravens on Monday night”
  1. countyk66ers says: Dec 18, 2013 11:42 PM

    Go Pack Go!

  2. snipedanglecelly13 says: Dec 19, 2013 12:13 AM

    As a life long michigan resident I never had any high expectations for the lions such as make the playoffs this year. Stafford is a waste of money and Jim is a terrible coach

  3. dino2997 says: Dec 19, 2013 12:49 AM

    Packers have no chance of winning their final two games but I guess they had the opportunity to do some celebrating so all wasn’t lost.

  4. roarmachine8109 says: Dec 19, 2013 12:55 AM

    Go Lions

  5. ziggystheansah says: Dec 19, 2013 1:50 AM

    Really Josh Sitton? I realize we’re in the same division. But i just hate Josh Sitton. You were probably so excited because the last time you talked smack you got put in place. You know, when detroit sacked you guys 7 times and won 40-10?

  6. Indybear says: Dec 19, 2013 6:34 AM

    Three teams with obvious weaknesses essentially backing into the playoffs, smells of one-and-done once there. However, it still makes for some exciting football. Go Bears!

  7. GenXJay says: Dec 19, 2013 9:23 AM

    Never count your chickens before they hatch.

  8. jofig56 says: Dec 19, 2013 9:39 AM

    I don’t recall hearing other OL speak publicly outside of Incognito and Martin….

  9. drunkinsconnie says: Dec 19, 2013 10:40 AM

    Awesome, you’ve been victorious against Dallas and Atlanta by a combined total of two points. Keep dancing and celebrating. Bumpkins.

  10. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 19, 2013 1:21 PM

    I think it’s tremendous that all the top teams in the NFC North are all playing their hearts out during the final weeks of the season, fiercely battling for that glorious playoff berth. The Lions, Bears and Packers are all a credit to the Black and Blue Division, and to the NFL community.

    And then there are the Vikings.

  11. whatjusthapped says: Dec 19, 2013 1:25 PM

    drunkinsconnie says:

    Awesome, you’ve been victorious against Dallas and Atlanta by a combined total of two points. Keep dancing and celebrating. Bumpkins.
    =============================

    Let me explain how the NFL works. If you win, that counts as 1 win whether it be by 40 points or 1 point. Then they total all the wins at the end of the season to determine who gets to go to the playoffs.

    If you are a Viking fan, the low number of wins cannot be increased by the fact that you lost 5 of your games in the last 30 seconds. That still counts as a loss. Get enough of them and you will finish in last place, again.

    32 teams start out the year with the same goal, to win the Superbowl. Come December, only those teams that might qualify for the playoffs are playing meaningful games so sorry that the Vikings finally decided to win a few well after it means anything. All that does is get you a later draft pick.

    Lesson over with.

  12. linemanguy74 says: Dec 19, 2013 1:51 PM

    Playing hearts out by beating Falcons,Cowboys, and tying Vikes really a good run Bears lost to Vikes and Lions will also so I am really impressed with the NFC North

  13. jebsta16 says: Dec 19, 2013 2:36 PM

    Must suck to watch the Packers be so consistent. What is it, we have won more games than any other team in the last 25 years? sefinition of excellence.

  14. purpwalk says: Dec 19, 2013 2:43 PM

    josh be sitton on feb. 2

  15. jimmyjames65 says: Dec 19, 2013 7:30 PM

    Go Packers, Bears and Vikes. As long as it’s not the dirty Lions. I hope Bears or Packers keep them out of the playoffs. Lions remind me of the Stealers.

  16. dthomas62591 says: Dec 20, 2013 10:27 AM

    At least Detroit still has the Red Wings. The Lions could take a page out of their book. Considering 22 straight playoff appearances….

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