The Packers offense is back, as they roll to divisional round

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Don’t look now, but the Packers can play offense again.

Green Bay advanced to next week’s divisional round with a fairly convincing 35-18 win over Washington, earning a date with the Cardinals that looks far more interesting now.

An offense that had flat-lined for weeks suddenly looked competent again, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a smile on his face, as for a moment he looked like himself.

Rodgers finished 21-of-36 for 210 yards and two touchdowns. It’s not the most appealing stat line, but their ability to overcome their early 11-0 deficit was impressive considering the way they’ve struggled this year.

But the bigger news might be the way they ran the ball, after that part of the game went completely missing last week at home against the Vikings.

They finished with 142 yards on the ground, with Eddie Lacy and James Starks each finding the end zone.

The improvement was across the board though, as receivers who hadn’t proven trustworthy caught big passes (Davante Adams) and an offensive line that has been repeatedly whacked by injuries began to protect better after the early safety.

For Washington, it ends a season that came with the surprising development of quarterback Kirk Cousins, but there are still plenty of questions about the future.

Not only is there the small matter of a contract for the pending unrestricted free agent, but the reality remains they didn’t beat a team with a winning record this year. Significant progress was made, and if General Manager Scot McCloughan is allowed to continue the work he’s started without intrusion, there’s a chance they could sustain some on-field success for a change.

202 responses to “The Packers offense is back, as they roll to divisional round

  1. Once again the R-words humiliate the NFC East with a pathetic playoff collapse. They and their fans should be ashamed of themselves. What a choke. Beaten by the slumping Packers. What an embarrassment.

  2. In absolutely true Green Bay Packers Titletown style, in one game today, the brilliant and historic Packers, holders of 13 NFL titles(!), will finally SHUT up BOTH LogicalVoices AND PFTpoet over here on PFT!

    Make no mistake. This is an historic day!

  3. Odds for Logicalvoice excuses:

    5/2- The refs screwed us
    2/1- The balls GB used were deflated
    3/1- The NFL screwed us
    5/1- The Packers cheated
    7/1- The Cowboys were messing with out headsets
    8/1- We really won, you people are just under a spell

  4. Since the good teams already played earlier today and we were forced to watch this garbage, at least I’m glad that we won. Unfortunately we’ll have to watch our second place Packers again next weekend.

  5. Hey Kirk… “YOU LIKE THAT???”
    Hey Meshawn… Karma!!!
    Her Redskins that stadium looks pretty empty with 6 minutes left in the game. Enjoy your off season and lower draft choice.
    YOU LIKE THAT???

  6. the big winners are all of us in the pft planet. The inane blabber of pftpoet and logicalvoice will mysteriously disappear for the next months!!! Lol vikings and redskins!!!

  7. Offense is back? LOL

    The Redskins defense was embarrassing. Didn’t belong in the Playoffs.

    The Cardinals are going to beat them by 30+ again.

  8. The Redskins where in the playoffs as a Wild Card team for two reasons. First, RGIII was inactive for 16 games this season. Second, they are in the worst division in the NFL. Saying otherwise just shows your either a Homer, or don’t know football. Packers clearly the better team today. Unfortunately the season will end for them next week against Arizona. Ready to hear the cries of bad calls and the NFL being rigged. They wont be back next year, all the teams in that division get better, the Redskins wil be about the same. YOU LIKE THAT!?!?!?

  9. This was a great game. The Packers looked good on both sides of the ball, despite everyone saying that the Packers wouldn’t win a Playoff game.

    Congrats to the Vikings. I’m sure they won today. After all, they are the division champs, and they played a Seattle team that didn’t have Marshawn Lynch.

    Plus, they have an automatic kicker, and in a close game, he’s golden.

    There’s no way they’d choke.

    Great season, Redskins fans. I hope you can build upon the momentum from this year and take the division again next year. The rest of those teams are garbage.

    >

  10. The Washington R words showed what they are good for today. Nothing. Best part is they are going to give old Kirk a ton of money. They need a guy like Big John Football.

  11. I hate that this win will just make the choking that much harder to take later. I’m gonna have to double up my liquor cabinet. I hope they’re not sold out yet. I mean, this is Wisconsin. It happens. A lot.

  12. The Packers season continues.

    The jealous viking types season was over awhile ago.

    Only the top 25% of the league is competing for the World Championship.

  13. Tough weekend for pftpoet/Logicalvoicesays. I haven’t seen a run that bad since everything that’s happened to Patriots haters for the last year.

  14. floratiotime | Jan 10, 2016, 8:11 PM EST
    Once again the R-words humiliate the NFC East with a pathetic playoff collapse. They and their fans should be ashamed of themselves. What a choke. Beaten by the slumping Packers. What an embarrassment.

    ———-
    #HTTR….NO MORE. 😂😂😂

  15. Uh oh…..Packers looked like their old selves today. Didn’t the MN fans tell us we were chokers who would be one and done? How ironic.

  16. 2015 Redskins:

    0 Wins against playoff teams
    0 Wins against teams with winning records
    Lost to the 4-12 Cowboys AT HOME

    They didn’t belong in the Playoffs.

  17. Now it’s time for the Pack to prove the prevailing opinion that’s it’s difficult to beat the same team twice in the same season. Bring on the red birds. Time for some payback!

  18. I am not sure this is the Packers getting it together but rather them playing the division winner from a weak division. I mean SOMEONE had to win the division. The Skins did look better at the end of the season but they just peaked when the rest of the weak division never did. Any of the three teams left in the NFC roll the Packers easily.

  19. Great comeback win but it doesnt mean much as going to Arizona is basically a death sentance. At least they wont go one and done like everyone thought they would it.

  20. No, they’re not. They’re playing a terrible Redskins defense. NFC east is a terrible division. Shouldn’t have made the playoff. Packers will lose big in Arizona next week. Rodgers will panic, fumble and throws picks again. Bank on it.

  21. Logical, I am waiting for you to stomp your feet and hold your breath and whine like a little girl about how the NFL is so unfair, that the Redskins should be spotted 17 points ’cause they are so bad otherwise.

    Yet another year of Washington failure, as inevitable as death and taxes.

  22. Good road win by Green Bay, on to Arizona.

    The Packers may or may not come out on top next week, but at least they didn’t choke their way to a one-and-done thanks to a holder who doesn’t know which way the laces are supposed to face.

  23. Totally let down the NFC East again. Garbage team … garbage town … keep fighting for Old Dixie. Losers.

  24. so green bay after they lose to arizona next saturday, will have played 2 more games than the cleveland browns. wow what a season. also freeney needs to knock that mongo grin off of fraudgers face

  25. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:13 PM
    Since the good teams already played earlier today and we were forced to watch this garbage, at least I’m glad that we won. Unfortunately we’ll have to watch our second place Packers again next weekend.
    ————————————————————
    At least now the Viking fans will have more time to visit PFT forums to troll the Packer threads. For 1 week there, they struggled to find enough time to try and convince every other teams’ fans that the Vikings were going to win a wildcard game at home, and still make ridiculous, illogical, and outlandish remarks on every Packer thread.

  26. Not really impressed by the win. It looked like a struggle for Green Bay for the majority of the game. Redskins are not a playoff team but someone had to make the playoffs from that joke of a division.

  27. Maybe next yeat RGIII will win the first of many for the Redskins, huh Logical….

    Hahahaha

    Hope they overpay for Cousins in the offseason.. He’s fool’s gold

  28. karmathaitch says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:13 PM
    AZ is going to blow them out.
    ————————-
    Sure … if both starting offensive tackles are out of the game again.

  29. As long as the DEADSKINS continue to roll with their RACIST name they will forever be HEXED.

    btw…RG3 sends his regards with ” YOU LIKE THAT”.
    reminding us why Cousins will always be your neighborhood BACKUP QB.

    .

  30. LOL meeeeesean!!

    Flashback to being with the EAGLES – you SUCK.

    Better WR’s around you make you look good.
    Better hurry back to your crib — I think someones trying to break in!!

    Skins = 1 PUMP CHUMPS

    YER FANS DIDN’T EVEN STAY FOR YA LOL

  31. So Ariani, you keep spouting off about the Packers losing in the first round, how did Minnesota do, oh yeah they lost in the first round. 1 and DONE. End of story.

  32. What a pathetic showing at home by the Skins. The Skins are the worst of all the playoff teams by far, and were no match, even at home against a much better team.
    One and done, as predicted. The lowly 4skins were outclassed, outplayed, & definitely outcoached. Cousins looked good but had no protection, & Trent Williams was schooled more than once. Mesean also again showed how amateur he performs in the playoffs. For a punk whose mouth is as big as it is, No Action Jackson’s playoff stats are horrendous.

    Hey logicalvoice, you mad, Bro?

  33. Now that all the pretenders have been shown the door we can get on with professional football played at a high level (I hope).

  34. logicalvoicepft says:
    Dec 26, 2015 11:47 PM
    Where is everyone who doubted me and my team in the preseason?! I believed, RedskinsNation believed. Believe this. The Redskins are going to the Superbowl no one is going to stop us in the NFC we are the Standard of Professional Football!
    ________________________

    Apparently the Packers are no one. Congrats to Green Bay!
    That said, it was a hell of a season for the Redskins. They succeeded well beyond any reasonable expectation and may finally have found a real QB of the future. Have to feel good for Gruden, the guy was on the hot seat in camp for crying out loud and his only real sin was having been stuck with RGme.

  35. Oh look, our Packers win and all my friends are back! What happened to them? Sick? Tired? Embarrassed? Hungover! That’s it! Congrats, we’ve won and delayed our pain.

  36. So where does RGIII end up next season? Philly isn’t looking likely with Kelly getting fired. What do Skins do? I think they just release him; seems noone wants to trade for him. What would the Skins take for him; a fifth rounder?

  37. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:13 PM
    Since the good teams already played earlier today and we were forced to watch this garbage, at least I’m glad that we won. Unfortunately we’ll have to watch our second place Packers again next weekend.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Why don’t you spend the off-season…..starting now…..coming up with a new shtick.

    You aren’t funny, clever, original, or interesting.

  38. This was a heroic come from behind win by one of the greatest QB’s to ever grace the gridiron.

    And the quest for a NFL record 14th World Championship continues…..

  39. Pump the brakes Packer fans.

    The Redskins had not won a single game against any team with a winning record this year. Just like the Texans they did not deserve to make the playoffs as their divisions absolutely sucked this year, so the Chiefs and Packers had the luxury of basically getting a first round bye.

    And just like in week 16 the Cardinals will embarass them again.

  40. That was possibly the most complete game the Packers have played this year. Between the fact that they really got the ball rolling down the hill today, and that the Cardinals got stomped at home last week, which was followed by a bye week, the Packers look ripe to upset Arizona next week.

  41. After last night’s PIT/CIN embarrassment, congrats to SEA/MIN and GB/WAS for some good, hard-fought football. Ownership, coaches and fans of the players on these teams should feel proud of them all.

    As for the ownership, coaches, fans and players on PIT/CIN, get it together or get the hell out!

  42. Why are so many of you ragging on the REDSKINS? This weekend, they played better than the Bengals, the Vikings and the Texans! And I might even add the Seahawks. It’s OK that they lost. They were in the playoffs and so many other teams stayed home on the couch today and yesterday. I love my REDSKINS and I’m so proud of the season they had.

  43. Highlight of the game was Steratore saying “Washington Redskins” on the explanation of the Lacy fumble. You could see liberal America’s steam coming out of its ears.

  44. h0metownzero says:
    “..And the quest for a NFL record 14th World Championship continues…..”

    This crap again?
    Half of those “championships” were before the invention of electricity.
    The earliest ones were merely popularity contests, with the “title” being awarded on votes without a game even being played.
    The “league” was so rag-tag back then games were played and/or forfeited because not enough guys could time off their day jobs to play.
    Give it up already.

  45. According to Vikings fans from 2011-2015, a one and done is the absolute worst thing a team could do. Far worse than not winning the division. Because if you make the playoffs and lose your first game, you have just as many playoff wins as the worst team in the league.

    How’s that working out for you guys in 2016?

    Bahahahaha.

    I fully expect a Packers loss next week, but this one Sunday pretty much makes the whole season worth it.

  46. Hey ya know — if Seattle can defeat Carolina, and Green Bay manages to come back to knock off Arizona, the NFC title game will be Seattle at Green Bay in February cold.

    That would be one for the ages.

  47. codythao35 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:17 PM
    No, they’re not. They’re playing a terrible Redskins defense. NFC east is a terrible division. Shouldn’t have made the playoff. Packers will lose big in Arizona next week. Rodgers will panic, fumble and throws picks again. Bank on it.

    …………………………………………………………………………………………..

    One thing that is already in the bank is that fans of the lavender and mustard will be watching OTHER teams in the divisional round, again. As usual. What else is new? One nice thing about it is you guys can get started on defending your next offseason championship, again. As usual. What else is new?

  48. So much about parity. Goodell must be stumped. Same old teams are rising to the top.
    Packers seemed to get out of hibernation just in time. We’ll all sit back and see how the playoffs roll. Like what most say, the contenders and the pretenders are getting sort out.

  49. Don’t worry, next week the ol’ slackers or I mean chokers will come out of the wood work and choke again! You say the vikings are chokers but actually they aren’t! The packers can’t win the big game when it comes to it so they have the big honourable mention for it!

  50. packsupersoldier says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:14 PM
    Playoff football exemplified by the greatest franchise in the history of professional sports – the Green Bay Packers.
    ________________

    Congrats, the Pack beat the weakest team in NFC playoff field. I have a lot of respect for the organization but please don’t be getting all logicalvoice or vikesrthebest on us.

    Fans of the NY Yankees, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Celtics might disagree with the historical reference.

  51. THE TITLE IS WRONG!!!

    GREEN BAY OFFENSE IS NOT BACK!!!

    You cannot continue to rely on secondary offense / free plays due to def penalty to be your main source of production.
    Rodgers and these wr’s cannot execute the passing game by throwing off rhythm off the 3 or the 5 step drop. the only thing that’s working are the sideline outs/comebacks , the quick screens and the hb screens. cobbs the only one that got open deep. there’s too much repetition in personnel. They are all 6 feet 200 pounds run mid 4.5’s (james jones, randall cobb, ty montgomery, jordy nelson, devante adams). Taking Montgomery over Crowder was a big mistake. Crowder fits in with the 4.5 theme but he’s a different type of wr that can win with quicks.

  52. Doubt if we win next week but it felt good for a week. Nice to still be playing in our weakest year in 7 years and Min is done in their first good year since their Packer players left.
    BTW Bridgewater is not the MIN answer. They have a lot of great players but if you can’t score a TD at home in the playoffs you aren’t an NFL QB. I would take Cousins all day over Bridgewater

  53. Half of those “championships” were before … the “league” was so rag-tag back then games were played and/or forfeited because not enough guys could …

    get the right drugs (steroids) like PIT did to finally “win” theirs

  54. Just as I expected. Logicalvoice runs off at the mouth for the last two weeks and now is nowhere to be found!!! LOL!!!
    Don’t worry Logical, your team will probably be back in last place again next year. After all, that’s where the Deadskins normally reside!!! They will just have a lot lower draft pick than they are normally use to!!!

  55. booboo31 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:19 PM
    Not really impressed by the win. It looked like a struggle for Green Bay for the majority of the game. Redskins are not a playoff team but someone had to make the playoffs from that joke of a division.
    _______________________________
    Yeah those 5 straight scoring drives sure looked like a real struggle for the Packers. smh @ booboob.

  56. In the first round of the playoffs you tend to have winners of weak divisions playing either teams that play in very strong divisions and came in second (KC and Seattle) or teams that peaked at the end of the season (Seattle, Pitt). Packers are a team that played lights out early and then sort of backed into the playoffs mostly based on early season victories. But they are obviously very close talent wise to the Vikings, having lost to them in a close game and then winning a close game in the course of a week. The Packers just got lucky and won the game that mattered.

  57. Wisconsins favorite – you need to focus on your own problems rather than pretending that you are not a fan of your beloved but inferior vikings. You just come across as pathetic.

  58. “packerssuckcheese says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:42 PM
    Don’t worry, next week the ol’ slackers or I mean chokers will come out of the wood work and choke again! You say the vikings are chokers but actually they aren’t! The packers can’t win the big game when it comes to it so they have the big honourable mention for it!”

    Choke? Hey Packers Suck, please list all Min Super Bowl/world championships below.

  59. To all you POS dead skins fans: I have lived in the area for quite some time and y’all are the most fair weather fans I have ever been around. You scream Super Bowl after every coaching change/ first round draft pick like “R Jesus” you buy into the Eric bickel, Chad dikes propaganda on 1067 the fan. 95% of you fall into this category but 100% will deny this, like you always do. Next to Phily, you are the worst fans ever! Yes worse than Oakland. #YOULIKETHAT #ILOVEIT

  60. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:26 PM

    Oh look, our Packers win and all my friends are back! What happened to them? Sick? Tired? Embarrassed? Hungover! That’s it! Congrats, we’ve won and delayed our pain.
    ==================================
    Fake French Accent.

  61. OMG look at the Fudgies coming out of the woodwork , the most arrogant and annoying fans in all of sports . I sure hope the Cardinals lay the wood to them or they will be even more unbearable .

  62. Since 2010 The Packers are 10-2-1 against the Vikings. They have also played longer every season and have a Super Bowl win. The Vikings are 0-2 in playoff games during this period. Yet delusional purple fans will continue to post non sensical garbage on all Packer posts. The life of a Viking fan has to be the worst!

  63. gdublud says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:14 PM
    The Redskins where in the playoffs as a Wild Card team for two reasons. First, RGIII was inactive for 16 games this season. Second, they are in the worst division in the NFL. Saying otherwise just shows your either a Homer, or don’t know football. Packers clearly the better team today. Unfortunately the season will end for them next week against Arizona. Ready to hear the cries of bad calls and the NFL being rigged. They wont be back next year, all the teams in that division get better, the Redskins wil be about the same. YOU LIKE THAT!?!?!?

    ——-

    The Redskins were not a Wild Card Team. Obviously it’s you who doesn’t understand football.

  64. One needs to deploy a real sense of logic to see that the Redskins are just a pathetic loser organization. If i really sit back and logically look at this, it was all there for us to witness: lousy defense and an overrated QB. Now if we appeal to common logic, it is easy to see this team has no business being in the playoffs and logic suggests they will not be back for many seasons. One only needs to logically use his voice to say the REDSKINS SUCK!

  65. “skinsgal4life says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:37 PM

    Why are so many of you ragging on the REDSKINS? This weekend, they played better than the Bengals, the Vikings and the Texans! And I might even add the Seahawks. It’s OK that they lost. They were in the playoffs and so many other teams stayed home on the couch today and yesterday. I love my REDSKINS and I’m so proud of the season they had.”

    Congrats to the Redskins and their fans on a great season. I love it when Giants, Cowbags and Iggles fans are forced to shut the heck up…(of course, they won’t anyway, but this year everyone will KNOW they’re frauds)

    Good game, I was concerned there for a a while.

    Go Packers!

  66. Hey Vikings fans – Enjoy your divisional championship. I’m sure you can use it to dry your tears tonight. Better team is still in it and you choked in the worst possible way.

    Considering the drool you trolls have been posting about GB in the playoffs for years, the irony is just so delicious.

  67. stellarperformance says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:27 PM

    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:13 PM
    Since the good teams already played earlier today and we were forced to watch this garbage, at least I’m glad that we won. Unfortunately we’ll have to watch our second place Packers again next weekend.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Why don’t you spend the off-season…..starting now…..coming up with a new shtick.

    You aren’t funny, clever, original, or interesting.

    __________________________________

    I don’t have any ‘shtick’. I am a loyal Packers fan, and I am sorry I have disappointed you, but I am from Wisconsin.

  68. I love it when Vikings fans are angry.

    Vikings fans wives and kids don’t, though.

    Yeesh.

    Tough night and a lot of blood and tears on the uglier side of the Mississippi.

  69. I don’t know which team is an easier opponent: the texans or the redskins? both are from the worst divisions in the league and both looked like they didn’t belong in the playoffs.

  70. also, i think it’s really pathetic that 95% of the comments on this site are usually directed towards the guy’s who are purposely trolling it (logical voice, pftpoet, etc).

  71. but we are our the hottest team headed to the post season, People only thought the east was cause their team didn’t win. Kirk Cousins really came to his own and now Jackson is healthy. Doesn’t matter we had an easy schedule. Congrats on winning the east, but if you didn’t see this coming you just weren’t paying attention.

  72. As a Pats fan I fear the Steelers, and Carolina the most. AZ will roll the Packers easily. Carolina/Chickens is a draw with maybe a slight edge to ‘Lina since they are playing at home. KC will be a tough opponent, but I am not sure I want Pitt to knock off Denver so Pats can play at home. Denver’s defense is scary, but Peyton is an unknown factor with his age/injuries. Playing a nicked up Pitt versus Peyton at home (in light of the Pat’s success against Peyton including the refs [per the league office] robbing the Pats against Indy in 2005), its a toss up.

    And before anyone accuses me of being a ‘homer’ in regards to officiating in the 2005 playoff game, remember the league sent a letter to the Pats that year saying they had screwed up some calls including the PI against the Pats that led to Indy’s go ahead TD.

  73. The NFL is heading for the same fate as Soccer, it couldn’t be more obvious the Refs had a HUGE
    effect in the Packers win. While Washington played less than stellar, key calls while they were still in the game show a number of Bad Calls and Non calls.
    The early game was a very good game but the missed field goal is something that needs to be looked into.
    There was a clear outside influence in the outcome of that kick, changing the results of the game!
    The Snap and Hold were good, there was no slip, and
    it was an intentional miss by Walsh. His look just as he kicked, showed he HAD to miss it!
    Say what you want right now, in the coming weeks
    there will be a Major news announcement of corruption within the NFL.

  74. stellarperformance says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:27 PM
    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:13 PM
    Since the good teams already played earlier today and we were forced to watch this garbage, at least I’m glad that we won. Unfortunately we’ll have to watch our second place Packers again next weekend.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Why don’t you spend the off-season…..starting now…..coming up with a new shtick.

    You aren’t funny, clever, original, or interesting.
    ——————————————————-
    Hallelujah Stellar. You took the words right out of my mouth but you know he won’t stop until his team chokes….. Oh wait….

  75. @skinsgal4unfortunately4life.. Because you are that delusional fan that screams superbowl every year. And you are also the type of person that will deny it…, wait for it…,wait for it….,(oh yeah, you are also a typical fan of Crappy sports team that just said “at least we made it” )
    I feel bad for you! #YOULIKETHAT?????

  76. Kerrigan got mauled all game by holds and hands to the face, and in true Packer refs fashion, no flags were thrown. Give Rodgers time and yes, he will take your defense apart. Since I’ve always hated the Packers, I’m hoping Arizona’s D blows them up. I kinda hate the Hawks too so lets hope the top seeds hold up next week in the NFC.

  77. taintedsaints2009 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:57 PM
    I don’t know which team is an easier opponent: the texans or the redskins……….. both looked like they didn’t belong in the playoffs.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Don`t forget the Minnesota team.

  78. U LIKE THAT? OH ILOGICALVOICE…WHERE ARE YOU LITTLE BUDDY? LOL….MAN…WHAT A HORRIBLE PERFORMANCE BY YOUR TEAM AND THEY ARE GOING TO RELEASE YOUR BOY RG WHO WILL BE LEADING THE COWBOYS INTO THE FUTURE WITH A COUPLE OF SB TROPHIES…THAT IS GOING TO HURT PAL……………HOW BOUT THOSE COWOYS……

  79. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:54 PM
    I don’t have any ‘shtick’. I am a loyal Packers fan, and I am sorry I have disappointed you, but I am from Wisconsin.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Dahmer isn’t.

  80. lambeaudungbarn says:
    Jan 10, 2016 9:04 PM: it was an intentional miss by Walsh. His look just as he kicked, showed he HAD to miss it!
    Say what you want right now, in the coming weeks
    there will be a Major news announcement of corruption within the NFL.
    ——————
    All I can say is wow. Just wow. The Packers didn’t win, the referees threw the game for them. The Vikings didn’t get beat, they HAD to lose. Blair missed the kick intentionally. Wow. Just wow.

    Do you have any idea how ridiculous you sound?

  81. I’m not going to sit here and pretend Washington was a legit Super Bowl contender. This was the “cushy” playoff game any WC road team would have wanted. After the Packers completely embarrassed themselves the last two weeks of the regular season, it was nice to see this team step up and win a road playoff game when it mattered.

    I’m not going to hold my breath they can go on the road and beat Arizona next week. If they can do a better job protecting the football and keep Aaron upright, they have a shot, but to me they’re playing with house money at this point. No one is going to expect them to win in Arizona next week given how they played in W16 and the second half of the season overall. Even if they lose, it was better than being one and done while Minnesota’s kicker was doing his best Gary Anderson impression today to a team they had all but dead to rights.

    Vikings learned today what Green Bay learned in last years NFCCG. You can’t play for FG’s and expect that to hold up come playoff time, especially against a Super Bowl contender in Seattle even if you pretty much out played them the entire game.

  82. Kudos, Stellarperformance. You nailed it with your Favorite Son comment. He adds nothing of value to any thread. And all those saying the Packers aren’t going to next week, I recall the same things were said about the Pack before they crushed the Falcons on their way to winning the Super Bowl. We’ve got a chance and that’s more than 24 other teams can say.

  83. I can’t deny it, the Packer win, by a very below average, dysfunctional, rag tag assemblage of terrible players and losers for a fan base, completely destroyed the Redskins, while clearly demonstrating them to be the worst team in the history of the NFL ever to qualify for the playoffs. On top of that, it is clear that the redskin fan base is the most ignorant of any professional sports team. That entire organization, from owner to fans, is an utter embarrassment to humanity. Contract the skins.

  84. The True NFC North Representatives please advance to the next round!

    Silly queens enjoy your hats & T-shirts

    Ha, ha ha, shorter than a field goal!

    CLASSIC PURPLE CHOKE!

  85. All the name calling, team and fan bashing, tit-for-tat retribution revenge eye-for-an-eye take that karma’s a beotch haha told ya so crap has got to stop. What happened to talkin’ football? What happened to women being ladies and men being gentle??? Don’t let this game- which is supposed to be fun- get the best of you. Let’s act like adults here- our parents taught us better than this. Let’s not stoop down to the level of the lowly, bitter Minnysoda Heidi’s fan- because their team sucks. Let’s be thankful that our RB isn’t a child-beater and that our kicker can make a chip-shot. 🙂

  86. lambeaudungbarn says:
    Jan 10, 2016 9:04 PM

    ………. Say what you want right now, in the coming weeks there will be a Major news announcement of corruption within the NFL.

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    So. Is it an extreme case of sour grapes .. or temporary insanity?

  87. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:13 PM
    Since the good teams already played earlier today and we were forced to watch this garbage, at least I’m glad that we won. Unfortunately we’ll have to watch our second place Packers again next weekend. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— yes you will be watching the second place packers play agian, hey vikings fan how’s that division title going for you?? packers may lose next week but the vikings are cleaning out their lockers right now haha.

  88. Whoa, slow down, Packers fans.
    Arizona is a whole different ballgame.
    I’d accuse some of you above of bringing your team to the NFC Delusional Round next weekend if you think your team is getting past the Cards.
    As much as I’d like to see that.

  89. All the away teams won, and in each game the better QB came out on top. NFC matchups are promising entertainment wise with well matched QB’s competing against one another – I’ll be taking the points and hoping the Packers can get off to a better start vs the very fast and talented Cardinals – funny how one or two plays can change entire complexion of a game

    And props to Vikings who beat a very good Seattle team all day – that was hard luck – the better the teams in the division are, the better the Packers are –

  90. Nice game by my Packers today, I’m not a fool though, they’ll need to play 4 quarters of perfect football to take the Cards next week. Could it happen, yea stranger things have happened, like missing a 27 yard field goal in your home stadium to cinch a win in the playoffs.

  91. Whoa, slow down, Packers fans.
    Arizona is a whole different ballgame.
    I’d accuse some of you above of bringing your team to the NFC Delusional Round
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    Congrats on your playoff gift win against a team that you squeaked by on complete luck.

  92. Green Bay looked like they found something today. The Redskins are a good enough team to belong in the post season.

    Now, if the Packers are back, it will show up next week. Green Bay might have just become the most dangerous team in the NFC playoffs.

  93. As I said to the Packer fan naysayers ( sometimes wonder if they are true Packer fans) – now there are 24 teams who would give their eyeteeth to be where the Pack is.

    So get a life – we are going to AZ – I hope it is a good game. I bet that there will be just as many Packer fans there as Card fans. I think that we will put up a better fight.

  94. randygnyc says:
    Jan 10, 2016 9:31 PM

    I can’t deny it, the Packer win, by a very below average, dysfunctional, rag tag assemblage of terrible players and losers for a fan base, completely destroyed the Redskins, while clearly demonstrating them to be the worst team in the history of the NFL ever to qualify for the playoffs. On top of that, it is clear that the redskin fan base is the most ignorant of any professional sports team. That entire organization, from owner to fans, is an utter embarrassment to humanity. Contract the skins.
    _________________

    Exaggerate much?

  95. Where, oh where are all the Vikings fans that were talking smack last week? Their season is over, yesterday they were making Super Bowl plans.

  96. Hopefully the Packers gained some confidence during this game. It was a good start to getting their offense back, and better than it has been, but still a ways to go to say they are back. If they get it back, they can beat any team. It was great to see them do some things right today.

  97. They just might get throttled in Arizona, the Cardinals are tough, but you should learn a lesson about talking big. It is understandable since Vikings fans don’t have any experience in the matter of Championships, but go out and get yourself some humility and learn not to run your mouth.

  98. headwoundharry says:
    Jan 10, 2016 10:00 PM
    Before we celebrate today’s blessings, a moment of silence for the 2015 Minnesota Vikings. The Greatest Team of All Time!
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    This is still cracking me up!! I’m giggling!!! LOL! heheheheheheheheheheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. Cousins literally should have had 6 or 7 picks tonight. Packers dropped them all. Redskins were the cream of the crap in the horrible NFC East this year, but they are still a bad team. They didn’t beat a team with a winning record all year.

  100. Great that the Packers moved ahead, even greater that they did that while the overconfident Viking fans saw their team stumble. Go Pack.

  101. packerssuckcheese says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:42 PM
    Don’t worry, next week the ol’ slackers or I mean chokers will come out of the wood work and choke again! You say the vikings are chokers but actually they aren’t! The packers can’t win the big game when it comes to it so they have the big honourable mention for it!
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    What is that, the “I’m rubber, you’re glue” argument? I didn’t think grade 3 students were allowed to use their parents’ account to post on this site.

    And, just for the record, when you are talking about teams that “can’t win the big game”, as you call it, in the past 55 years, the Vikings have never won the SuperBowl, but they have lost the title game 4 times, and have also lost in the Conference Championship game 5 times. Sounds to me like the team that “can’t win the big game” wears purple and plays in a city where the teams aren’t the only thing that collapse, even the stadium does.

  102. Wow…. I’m pretty sure Skins fans would have liked them to have won more than just one playoff game. But that’s life, I guess, you don’t always get what you like.

  103. The Packers can’t win the big game? They have 13 NFL titles, four during the Super Bowl years. How many do your Vikings have? Which team is really the biggest choker? You had a home game today and couldn’t hit the equivalent of an extra point for the victory. Talk about choking…………

  104. The Packers had a chance to make it 10-7 Cardinals in the final minutes of the first half. Instead, Rodgers threw an INT and the Cardinals took it to 17-0 at the half.
    We got our Mojo back, look out AZ!

  105. Desean Jackson is who we thought he was. He disappears in big games. Washington might have never looked back if he scores on that early drive.
    That was a gutless effort by a notorious me first guy.
    Take a look at his play=off stats over his career.

  106. Why so much hate for the Redskins?

    They came in as what many thought the most disorganized dumpster fire in sports. From there they can say they have a fantastic GM, a stable coaching staff, a promising young QB who broke passing records in his first full year, and lots of money under the cap. For a franchise starting in complete disarray, this year couldn’t have gone any better. So what if it was the NFC East? Was the NFC North or South really that much better outside of Carolina? The Patriots have been making it to the playoffs for a decade thanks to the cupcakes in their division.

  107. “We got our Mojo back, look out AZ!”

    Seriously the Pack did well against probably the worst passing defense in the league. Slow your horses down as the Cards will give you a hit back to reality for sure.

  108. I had to check to see if Packer fans were declaring all their problems fixed and ready to win the Super Bowl after beating probably the worst team in the playoffs, and here they are. Just think, if they wouldn’t have been beaten by the Vikings last week, they would be out of the playoffs now.

  109. God, I don’t even care if we get beat by 40 next week. The Packers won and the Vikings blew it in the most painful, kicked-in-the-jimmy way possible. What a glorious season.

  110. The fudgies beat the skins for pete’s sakes. A team that was 9-7 and had a worse record than 2 wildcard teams. It’s not like they beat a real team. (they cant)

    The stench from the east will be out next weekend. And packer fans will be able to talk for 7 months because they got their participation trophy again.

    They won the division for the last time for a long time in 2014. They won’t be winning anything except participation ribbons for a long time to come. They stink, their coaching staff stinks, their qb is a retread that took his bf’s last name. And their rb looks like a slow, fatter version of Jerome bettis.

    Thank god for NW winds. I’d hate to have to smell the stench that comes from Wisconsin!

  111. dynalee10 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 8:50 PM
    OMG look at the Fudgies coming out of the woodwork , the most arrogant and annoying fans in all of sports . I sure hope the Cardinals lay the wood to them or they will be even more unbearable .

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    No one here knows who you are.

    You came out of the woodwork last week after the Vikings finally won the NFC North again, something they’ve only managed to do a couple times since it was formed nearly two decades ago.

    Go back to your little rock, no one.

    It’s where you belong.

  112. Poor sad viking fans. Their season is over and all they have left to look for is to post their trollish comments on Packer articles. Here’s to hopefully another 4 weeks of posting for you!

  113. All that matters is how you play in the playoffs. GB decided to show up and looked like a completely different team at all facets.

    Good game though, Skins. Cousins looks like he could be a good QB for the future.

    Should be a better game in Arizona next week.

  114. So teddy, you are insinuating that MN would’ve come back to lambeau and beaten us in a third game? Doubtful.

  115. They’re allowed to celebrate. They’re on to the divisional round while your Vikings choked their way back to the couch where they belong. Deal with it.

  116. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:23 PM

    I had to check to see if Packer fans were declaring all their problems fixed and ready to win the Super Bowl after beating probably the worst team in the playoffs, and here they are. Just think, if they wouldn’t have been beaten by the Vikings last week, they would be out of the playoffs now.
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    At least they’re not saying the Packers should just forfeit the game vs Arizona!!!

  117. Seriously – viking fans were absolutely despondent after their team lost the early game, but then, once the Packers won the late game, they came back to life… they were ecstatic because that meant they would be able to post on stories on this site for at least one more week!!!

  118. As a Packers fan, I’m still holding my breath.
    It’s not over yet and yet some fans are acting like they have won the SuperBowl already.
    They still have a looooong way to go and I won’t be surprised for them to do what they always do in the playoffs. Lose.
    Sure, it’s awesome they won but I’m not going to delude myself into thinking they are back just yet until they actually win the rest and get to the SB, which I still think will be a miracle.

  119. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jan 10, 2016 11:23 PM
    I had to check to see if Packer fans were declaring all their problems fixed and ready to win the Super Bowl after beating probably the worst team in the playoffs, and here they are. Just think, if they wouldn’t have been beaten by the Vikings last week, they would be out of the playoffs now.
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    I agree.
    I was not at all expecting the Packers to win. I was looking forward to disappointment instead of joy and I’m a Packers fan.
    It is very possible or would have been more likely that the Vikes would have beat them instead of DC. (I will not call that team with the disrespectful moniker towards the original finders of America.)
    I’m still not sure which Packers team will show up against the Cards or for the rest of the playoffs.
    They gotta still prove themselves and I’m sorry but for me just one playoff win ain’t gonna do it.

  120. Not the Skins year, but their OC botched a couple calls pretty good. The one that killed all their momentum was in 2nd Q, after a couple of big running gashes. Wash is 1/10 at like the Pack 40 with great momentum in the run game. PackD on their heels. So Skins line up … With an empty backfield? In real time I was like wtf, at least run play action, they have to honor another gash. Of course Capers sent the house for the more-or-less rookie equivalent QB, and got their turnover. That really was the catalyst for GB. I think that drive determined the game.

    In general, Skins should have run more. Their three and outs were too short, they couldn’t keep D-Bag Doublecheck off the field.

    I think you have to resign Cousins.

  121. Living here in MN, I told my 11 year old son the best thing I have given him (other than his intelligence and good looks) was his Packer Fandom. Otherwise, like many of his friends, he would have been sentenced to being a Vikes fan, which is really quite cruel. Packer Fandom has had its downsides as well (remember last year), but at least has the occasional payoff, and you get to play in Lambeau.
    I really find the inferiority complex Vikings fans have interesting. There really is a jealousy/hatred you just don’t see from Bears fans, our true rival (not tying up that series this year was a real downer). There is a mutual respect between the fan bases of the two most successful and historic teams in the league, that fans of a reasonably successful 55 year expansion team with no championships can’t understand or identify with, no ’85 or ’96 team to look back on and remember what that felt like to come out on top.
    Maybe if they ever win a championship they will lighten up, but I doubt it. I think at this point, it is hard wired over here. I knew when MN lost in horrific fashion, GB would win to make it truly a despondent day for the Vikes faithful. Karma’s a bitch.

  122. In Teddy We Trust wrote: “I had to check to see if Packer fans were declaring all their problems fixed and ready to win the Super Bowl after beating probably the worst team in the playoffs…

    Uh, the Packers didn’t play the Vikings.

  123. For all the criticism of the Washington team, they finished the season at 9-7 after a terrible start.

    9-7 teams make the play-offs all the time.

    And Kirk Cousins has a bigger upside than that Bridgewater guy in Minny.

  124. The posers were revealed this weekend. The Texans and Redskins had no business getting home games. The NFL should change this ridiculous seeding rule. Seeding should be done based on record and tie breakers, not winning dysfunctional divisions.

  125. Did anyone else notice the non-call on GB touchdown to Adams in the corner of the endzone. The offense didn’t get set prior to the play, but there was no call by the officials. After watching (horrible games) I have to feel the NFL has a bias and the officials call/ non call on huge plays of the game are ultimately the deciding factor. Also, in the Cinci game a phantom PI call helped bengals set up their 1st touchdown. The officials are not very good.

  126. Arizona should be favored heavily, but if the GB offense from yesterday comes to play, GB could very well win a close one.

    People forget that AZ scored 14 on defense in that game. Both of GBs OTs and their starting C were out.

    All the CBs (including Shields) being active would really help against those awesome WRs AZ has, but that GB front 7 is NASTY.

    I expect a close game.

  127. l don’t see why the Packers fans are so joyous. They are as fake as the Redskins were. But the Redskins were clearly the worse of the two. But the Packers will be eliminated next week by the Cardinals.

  128. Packer fans are joyous because the game still has to be played…. people pointed back to the first Seattle Minnesota game and didn’t give the Vikings any chance to win and we all saw how that turned out.

  129. What’s hilarious is reading all the Viking trolls’ comments about how the Packers have the officials “in their back pocket”. I guess we’ve gotten so far inside their heads, we’ll never get back out. What a great edge to have!

  130. really?

    and how many dead men would’ve been brought back to life were they given CPR by the referees since the last play of the Detroit game?

    let me see, Elvis, Lenin, Caesar, Plato, Osiris…did i miss anyone?

    GB and for that matter, probably Seathl and most certainly Pittsburgh have absolutely no business in the playoffs this year–not that cleveland and Detroit necessarily do, but between the two i saw completely incompetent referees take five games completely away from them this season and at critical junctures;

    a two or three game swing would’ve put at least half the teams into the playoffs of the twenty or so who didn’t make it–but rest assured, Princesses Brady, Manning, Rodgers and Wilson are back in it, even if their teams are woefully subpar–GB, SEA and NE have no running game whatsoever, no top drawer WRs and no depth to call upon and yet somehow they are back in the playoffs like it’s their entitlement;

    the last time i saw a sham like this, a barker was out in front of a tent at a carnival howling about some bearded lady turn herself into a 800-lb. gorilla in the room before our very eyes;

    oh, wait, isn’t that Godda*n–i mean, Goodell’s job?

    the NFL are rapidly turning themselves into a padded WWE;

    after this last Pittsburgh-Cincinnati farce, the NFL have turned me off completely;

    seeing GB get back into this last playoff game by running a Canadian league offensive play for a TD did nothing at all to help;

    seriously?

    damn near half a platoon of referees cannot see even one of four offensive players moving before the snap, but one can see a phantom face mask call while being totally shielded from completely behind the play?

    really, folks?

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