Packers headed to Dallas after thumping Giants

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The first three games of Wild Card weekend were blowouts, but it looked for most of the first half like we might get a tighter game between the Giants and Packers to close out the first round of the playoffs.

That idea went down faster than the Andrea Doria, though. The Packers outscored the Giants 38-7 over the final 34 minutes of the game, erasing a dreadful offensive start behind four Aaron Rodgers touchdown passes in a 38-13 win. They’ll now head to Dallas to face the Cowboys next Sunday with a trip to the NFC title game on the line.

Rodgers continued the hot streak he was on as the regular season concluded and has now thrown 22 touchdowns and no interceptions in his last four games. He got the Packers on the board by patiently outlasting the Giants defense for a five-yard toss to Davante Adams and then added a Hail Mary to Randall Cobb before halftime. He’d connect on two more scores to Cobb in the second half and finished the day 25-of-40 for 362 yards.

Cobb, back after missing two games with an ankle injury, and Adams both went over 100 receiving yards, which allowed the Packers to deal with the loss of wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Nelson left with a rib injury after taking a shot from the crown of Leon Hall’s helmet in the first half and his status will be closely watched heading into the Cowboys game.

There will also likely be some in the New York area watching for what the Giants have to say on the topic of boating trips given how much attention was paid to Odell Beckham and other receivers choosing to head to Miami well ahead of a playoff game. Beckham dropped passes in a poor effort, which is likely to get him a turn through the tabloid machine in the coming days but doesn’t explain a slew of special teams errors, running back Paul Perkins choosing not to recover a fumble at his feet or the defensive breakdowns in the second half that let the Packers run away with the game.

The Packers defense was sturdier with Julius Peppers turning in a particularly strong effort up front against a Giants offense that wasn’t very good this year whether or not there was a nautical voyage in the week leading up to the game. After an offseason spent trying to get the defense in shape, the Giants will head into this one trying to find the kind of offensive production that would have allowed them to run away with this game when it was in their hands in the first half.

Green Bay won’t have to think about the offseason for at least another week and it could be even longer than that if Rodgers remains as hot as he’s been over the course of what’s now a seven-game winning streak.

195 responses to “Packers headed to Dallas after thumping Giants

  1. What an embarrassment to the NFC East is the New York FRAUD Giants. Year after Year old Eli can’t handle the pressure but because The Mara Family Crime Syndicate hates Dan Snyder, the Redskins had to suffer and lose thanks to shady refs. The Redskins would have laid out the Packers tonight.

  2. Actually — the idea went down faster than Vikings Super Bowl plans after their five win start.

  3. Four ho-hum games, four home team victories, all favored teams.

    Congrats to the Pack and the Steel. To both of you, better hurry up and shake off your frostbite, there’s a real team ahead on your sked.

    And Mike Tomlin is an idiot.

  4. Thanks for coming this year Giants fans. Pick up your participation trophies on your way to the boat.

  5. Wait wait wait!?!?

    Did they deflate the footballs again?

    Is Playoff Eli ready??

    KARMA!!! Good Night!

  6. Looks like “Playoff Eli” left his bag of trick at home. Didn’t help that Beckham showed up wearing alligator arms—another showboat fraud performance.

  7. Way to show up “NYPD”. The embarrassment of that lame name is exceeded only by the embarrassment of that pathetic performance. Hahaha. How do you stop a Hail Mary again?

  8. Brutal but not unexpected Offense struggled all yr . Defense showed up for 1/2 game and once DRC got hurt and guys like Wade had to play game was over. Flowers has no business on football field guy is a joke and waste of 10th overall pick. As far as Beckham goes you wanna act like a big time celebrity start by performing well in the job you get paid to do. Its easy to be a crybaby and blame refs but they didnt prevent you from making catches in this game .

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  9. Did you see all the beautiful Packer fans in the stands? How about you cheezwiz? Did you see them? Best fans in the NFL. Every game a sell-out since 1921.

  10. jimmysee says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:01 PM
    Actually — the idea went down faster than Vikings Super Bowl plans after their five win start.

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    f1restarter says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:01 PM
    But I thought Viking fans said the Packers would be one and done. This can’t be happening!!!
    —–
    Love that the Vikings are still inside the packer fans minds

  11. As a Giants fan, hats off to GB. Giants defense wasn’t ready today, Eli Apple was a sore spot yet again when it mattered most in the crucial time of the game surrendering a TD. Odell looks great in south beach or running around pregame with no shirt but it’s time to find playmakers with heart not as old as Cruz. Eli only has another yr or 2 with his age and the hits he has taken, good luck Packers. If we can beat Dallas twice you all can once

  12. Congrats to Packers on a good win, and both teams on a very enjoyable game (at least for a neutral, and I guess Packer fans too).

    But now, can we please now stop calling Eli “Postseason”? (or “clutch”). Whilst he had two great late-season runs, combined with great defenses and oodles of lady luck in multiple games in both runs for 2 SBs, he’s also been one-&-done in 4 out of 6 trips to the postseason. And in over half his seasons he was too poor to lead otherwise often-decent teams into the playoffs.

    That doesn’t make him a bad QB – far from it, but his elite-level hot spells come and go – and to label him “postseason” or “clutch” is just bizarre.

  13. What should have been the best game of the weekend turned out to be the worst. What terrible wild card games though the average winning margin of the 4 games was 19 points. Hopefully the divisional round is a lot better.

  14. I actually think GB will thump the overrated Cowboys. The NFC team that’ll earn the right to be demolished by the Pats is the winner of Seattle/Atlanta.

  15. This was a great result. Now Greenbay can beat Dallas cause the Cowboys think only the Giants had their number. And the whole Eli Manning postseason myth got blown up (today’s game showed him for what he is, a mediocre quarterback at best). Mara gets far less of a punishment than what he deserves but at least now gets to stew as New England continues its reign. And a New England/ Greenbay Superbowl should be entertaining.

  16. Congrats to GB, they were clearly the better team.
    It was nice to see Hochuli not spit up on himself in this one. Definitely the best officiated game of the weekend, although that’s not saying much

  17. Old Giants – Tom Coughlin, discipline, focus, coming up big in big games.
    New Giants – Younger Coach McAdoo (get rid of that old curmudgeon Coughlin, players can finally relate to Coach now), culture of discipline out the window, let players do whatever they want, coming up small in big games.

  18. Packers will lose next week, but good job manhandling the Giants. Coach Cupcake is nothing like Coughlin. If you want to allow a diva receiver chill with Justin Beaver in Miami the week of your wildcard game, at least have one who can perform in the playoffs, like TO or someone.

  19. Bye bye New York, bye bye Eli, bye bye Peckham – like the Lions you never should of been in the playoffs. Your cheating along with goodells blessing didn’t work in Green Bay. So sorry…

  20. Packers will go to the Super Bowl. But they will not win it. I have been right all season. Look at my posts. Been calling a packer super bowl appearance since week 7.

    However, barring any huge injuries in the afc, they will not beat the afc opponent.

    I am never wrong. The only thing that will stop my prediction is the old NFL world tending to even out…meaning, Dallas or Atlanta will get even with the packers for previous playoff losses years back. Dallas has a chance because they can control the clock, but I don’t trust a rookie qb. The Falcons will get shredded by Rodgers. Ryan will put up a fight, but it won’t be enough (I’m assuming Seattle loses to the Falcons, but I’m not certain). Either way, even if Seattle plays Green Bay in Seattle, Green Bay will win because there is no earl Thomas and the Seahawks have no consistent offense.

    I am never wrong.

  21. Surprise,

    Ben McAdoo’s season long three play struggling offense (run, slant to odell, punt) struggled in the post season!

  22. Doria floated for 11 hours while they got survivors off. Didn’t roll over and sink till the next day. Even in 1956 they managed to get news pics of it the next day in the light before she sank.

    Not exactly the fastest of events to make something look quick against.

    (Sorry – shipwrecks fascinated me as a kid)

  23. Great job by the Packers. Aaron Rodgers proved once again that he can do it all. Those who rip him wish they had him on their team.

    The Packers will need Jordy Nelson next week, but it didn’t look good on that hit which should have drawn a penalty.

    As long as they have Rodgers, they have a chance against anyone.

    Memo to the Giants: You may book another flight to Miami now and no need to hurry back.

  24. On paper it looks like there should be 3 good games next weekend. I hope so, this weekend was brutal.

  25. Dallas is going to be “one and done” next weekend … and I’m not even a Packers’ fan.

  26. claydefayette says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:06 PM
    As a Giants fan, hats off to GB. Giants defense wasn’t ready today, Eli Apple was a sore spot yet again when it mattered most in the crucial time of the game surrendering a TD. Odell looks great in south beach or running around pregame with no shirt but it’s time to find playmakers with heart not as old as Cruz. Eli only has another yr or 2 with his age and the hits he has taken, good luck Packers. If we can beat Dallas twice you all can once
    ________________________________________

    Classy post by a Giant fan. Thanks and we’ll give it our best shot next week against the Boys.

  27. streetyson says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:06 PM
    Congrats to Packers on a good win, and both teams on a very enjoyable game (at least for a neutral, and I guess Packer fans too).

    But now, can we please now stop calling Eli “Postseason”? (or “clutch”).
    ———–

    Different game without two dropped TD passes. Eli was the LEAST of the Giants’ concerns today. You were just dying for them to lose so you could try and argue this. Giants have a bunch of mental midgets on offense.

  28. By the way, the MVP race should have been a tie — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. They did way more with less than Matt Ryan.

  29. rootpain says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:07 PM
    And the whole Eli Manning postseason myth got blown up (today’s game showed him for what he is, a mediocre quarterback at best).
    —————–

    What game were you watching? This is false.

  30. Contra74 go look at all the posts by Viking fans in previous articles when the Packers had their steller first quarter. Then tell me who’s in who’s head. Go crawl back under your rock.

  31. Well, I guess Pats fans can sleep easy now. Can’t wait to see the NY papers rip alligator arm diva Beckham for his vacation last week.

  32. jag1959 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:08 PM
    Congrats to GB, they were clearly the better team.
    It was nice to see Hochuli not spit up on himself in this one. Definitely the best officiated game of the weekend, although that’s not saying much
    ————–

    Everything you said here… the opposite is true. Unbelievable. Hope this is sarcasm.

  33. A-Rod will shred Dallas. He can’t be stopped. He’ll go down as the greatest Quarterback ever. Clay Matthews will be known as the greatest Linebacker ever as well. Packers are winning the Lombardi and they’ll go 19-0 next year as well.

  34. The giants and their pathetic offense had no chance in this game. Their defense played great for most of the first half, but that hail mary opened the flood gates, and the g-men never found a way to close them. You can’t win playoff games when you can’t score more than 17 points a game. Next week should be interesting. How will the packers respond when they play a Cowboys team that actually puts points on the board? Should be entertaining.

  35. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:18 PM
    Who are the refs going to cheat for next week? How will they know when and how?
    _____________________________________

    Well, we know it won’t be the Vikings…….

  36. Even though I’m a Cowboys fan I’ll be classy about this matchup….for now. Congrats Packers and their fans. All I heard about prior to today’s game was postseason Eli and the Giants of ’07 and ’11 so I’m glad Green Bay silenced all the unnecessary hype. I’m sure next week will be a great game hopefully with Dallas coming out on top (I’m a Cowboys fan what do you expect me to say.)

  37. Defense wins championships. The Packers may get to the SB but it will be the Patriots defense that will win it all no matter how great Rodgers is playing right now.

  38. Congrats Pats Nation on the win.
    Rodgers is fun to watch- cool customer.
    Good luck the rest of the way.

  39. nitzie says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:10 PM
    So, how did the Vikings do today?

    they were off. they finished 8-8 and didn’t make the playoffs. if you have a guide on your cable tv, it showed they didn’t play.

  40. The biggest break the Packers got all week was Justin Bieber deciding to party with OBJ. That sealed the Giant’s fate because a divided locker room cannot stand, it has to fall.

    You spend 6 months trying to get to the playoffs and you finally make it after 5 years and you decide to party in Miami??? Most of the Giants were doing everything they could to win and a couple of knuckle heads decide that personal fame was worth it. Just like when Terrell Owens played, diva WR’s are not worth having on your team no matter how talented they are because they will let you down at the worst possible moment.

  41. Might be a little cold up in Green Bay for a boating excursion, but a least there’s a chance the Giants might show up to that event!

  42. The Giants have no run game or pass defense or pass rush. The Cowboys are a different story.
    Cowboys 44
    Packets 23

  43. Pack13queenso – when Aaron Rodgers wins 5 SB’s, then you can claim him to be the best ever, until that point he can’t carry TB12’s jockstrap.

  44. Sure hope next weeks game are a little more entertaining. Mediocre teams beating bad ones held little intrigue this weekend. Go Cowboys.

  45. Didn’t the Giants spend $200 million on that defense? Yikes. At least they have a good offense…… nevermind.

  46. Giants thought they were entitled to win this game and the short handed Packers wiped them away like bird poop on a windshield. Cruz made a statement earlier about how the Patriots would be afraid to face the Giants in the Super Bowl did forget to realize that they were playing the Packers first. And I am sick and tired of hearing Joe Buck and Troy Aikman say how dominant the Giants defense is. Even down by 18 they were still rambling about it.

  47. To me, this game comes down to this:

    A team led by rookies versus a team led by a veteran superbowl winning first-ballot hall of famer.

    Who is going to win?

    The choice for me is obvious. But anything can happen.

  48. contra74 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:05 PM
    jimmysee says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:01 PM
    Actually — the idea went down faster than Vikings Super Bowl plans after their five win start.

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    f1restarter says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:01 PM
    But I thought Viking fans said the Packers would be one and done. This can’t be happening!!!
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    Love that the Vikings are still inside the packer fans minds

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    A vast well of failure from the Vikings just there for the taking and you think solid gold comedy is being “inside packer fans minds”?

    Vikings fans. The gift that keeps giving.

  49. leatherface2012 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:27 PM
    nitzie says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:10 PM
    So, how did the Vikings do today?

    they were off. they finished 8-8 and didn’t make the playoffs. if you have a guide on your cable tv, it showed they didn’t play.

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    I guess I should have assumed that the Vikings were off today. It is the postseason after all.

  50. Jan 8, 2017 8:30 PM
    Pack13queenso – when Aaron Rodgers wins 5 SB’s, then you can claim him to be the best ever, until that point he can’t carry TB12’s jockstrap.

    Brady has not won 5 Super Bowls yet. He is tied with 4 so you cannot claim Brady to be best ever either by your math. Btw not a Packers fan here

  51. pack13queens0 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:23 PM
    A-Rod will shred Dallas. He can’t be stopped. He’ll go down as the greatest Quarterback ever. Clay Matthews will be known as the greatest Linebacker ever as well. Packers are winning the Lombardi and they’ll go 19-0 next year as well.

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    Report comment Right just like they did in that week 6 30-16 loss against Dallas in Lambeau. And this time Rodgers will most likely be without Jordy Nelson…..

  52. “Pack13queenso – when Aaron Rodgers wins 5 SB’s, then you can claim him to be the best ever, until that point he can’t carry TB12’s jockstrap.”

    Until Tom Brady wins 6 World Championships, he can’t carry Bart Starr’s jockstrap.

    Happy 83rd birthday tomorrow, Bart!

  53. Congrats Packer fans….your team was clearly the better team today and deserved the win. Best wishes going forward this year.

    A Giants fan.

  54. Packers showed a lot of heart. I told my wife the pac kers can win if they stop trying those 35 yard pass plays and go short an open it up. Someone must have figured that out to and it changed the game from first oneto rogers win.
    Best of luck packers.

  55. Terripit says Houston scores 27 points against the Patriots, you do realize that Houston score 27 points one time in the regular season and scored 27 against Oakland as they had a horrible QB. Good luck with that, please bet the farm.

  56. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:26 PM
    Defense wins championships. The Packers may get to the SB but it will be the Patriots defense that will win it all no matter how great Rodgers is playing right now.
    ———

    Packers scored 38 against the Seahawks and Giants.

    You think the Patriots are that much better than those squads?

    Maybe if the cheat again…

  57. BG BLUE NYPD can stop a speeding bullet but they could not stop a HAIL MARY.

    Life can be a Real BEACH sometimes!

  58. Mara is busy scheming up some salary cap penalties for his division rivals, signing another wife-beating kicker, and falling victim to the Ideal Gas Law (without any punishment of course…)

  59. js4strings says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:30 PM
    Pack13queenso – when Aaron Rodgers wins 5 SB’s, then you can claim him to be the best ever, until that point he can’t carry TB12’s jockstrap.

    ————————————

    You do realize that a TEAM winning X number of Super Bowls is one of the dumbest arguments ever for making a case that a single person on that team is great, right?

  60. js4strings says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:30 PM
    Pack13queenso – when Aaron Rodgers wins 5 SB’s, then you can claim him to be the best ever, until that point he can’t carry TB12’s jockstrap.

    I’m not a Brady fan but I agree with. As much as I don’t like Brady you have to respect his greatness. Rodgers accomplishments don’t come close to brady.

  61. It was a nice win no doubt , but packer fans need to be honest you got stud safeties but those cornerbacks our awful.. They got burned and dropped more than one perfect pass..

    Unlike most packer fans I’m not delusional and keep giving capers credit for the crap ted Thompson gives him.

    Cornerbacks that shouldn’t be in the league , linebackers that cannot go sideline to sideline decent defensive line ..

    honestly if they would shore up the cornerback position and get a playmaker linebacker they could have a dynasty but your general manager is never willing to pull the trigger .

  62. Entertaining game for 3 quarters — congrats to Pack fans. Looks like Odell left his hands in Miami.

  63. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:43 PM

    Until Tom Brady wins 6 World Championships, he can’t carry Bart Starr’s jockstrap.
    ————————————————————-
    Did they even wear jockstraps back then?

    And weren’t two of Starr’s titles against the Decatur Stalies?

  64. The Giants fans at Lambeau this evening were plentiful. Great bunch of passionate fans. I hope you enjoyed Lambeau, even though the Packers were overdue.

  65. enoughofthatalready says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:38 PM

    Pack13queenso – when Aaron Rodgers wins 5 SB’s, then you can claim him to be the best ever, until that point he can’t carry TB12’s jockstrap.
    —————————————————————-
    Brady’s overrated. The NFL worships the Patriots so that’s why he wins. Goodell hates the Packers yet they find a way to come through. Packers overcome because they’re the most complete team in the League. They represent what a real American Team is all about.

  66. pack13queens0 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:23 PM

    A-Rod will shred Dallas. He can’t be stopped. He’ll go down as the greatest Quarterback ever. Clay Matthews will be known as the greatest Linebacker ever as well. Packers are winning the Lombardi and they’ll go 19-0 next year as well.

    ————–
    EVERYONE knows I hate the Cowboys and am DEFINITELY pulling for the Packers. But let’s not get delusional and think Dllas’ d will get shredded. But I do hope that’s the case.

  67. terripet says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:23 PM
    Packers 34 cowboys 27 Seattle 31 Atlanta 23 Kc 24 Pittsburgh 23 Houston 27 pats 20

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    You just picked every game wrong

  68. weepingjebus says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:26 PM
    It’s just not the playoffs without a Manning losing in the first round.

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    Can’t forget about those 4 Super Bowl wins as well right? 🙂

  69. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:18 PM
    Who are the refs going to cheat for next week? How will they know when and how?
    ===================================
    What game were you watching? Are you one of those goofballs that think the referees have an interest in Green Bay or some other team winning, and then subjectively watch each play, ignoring calls if favor of the other team and highlighting those for the team you dislike.

    Of course you are. My grandma used to watch Bears games like that. Everything was a conspiracy against the Bears.

  70. “When Aaron Rodgers wins 5 SB’s, then you can claim him to be the best ever, until that point he can’t carry TB12’s jockstrap.”
    ———————————-

    “When Aaron Rodgers wins 4 SBs, then you can claim him to be better than Trent Dilfer, until that point he can’t carry Trent Dilfer’s jock strap.”

    This is how you sound.

  71. Enoughofthatalready – puh-lease, the NFL tried to derail the Pats this year with the ridiculous 4 game suspension. 28 TD’s and only 2 interceptions, yeah he’s really overrated. how many games did the packers win? Oh yeah, it was 10, how many did Patriots win? 14 and Brady won 11 and only played 12 games.

    Filthymcnasty3 – Bart Starr – really. nice try, not sure he’s better than Otto Graham.

  72. Lmao at the packers fans. They cant stop talking about the vikings. On their mind 24/7. Packers fans, you guys are some clowns.

  73. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:23 PM

    Everything you said here… the opposite is true. Unbelievable. Hope this is sarcasm.
    ____________________

    Meant every word. If you can’t face the truth and handle defeat like an adult maybe you should consider becoming a Hawks, Skins or Vikings fan.

  74. enoughofthatalready says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:33 PM

    Giants thought they were entitled to win this game and the short handed Packers wiped them away like bird poop on a windshield. Cruz made a statement earlier about how the Patriots would be afraid to face the Giants in the Super Bowl did forget to realize that they were playing the Packers first.
    ————————————————————
    Couldn’t agree more. And it’s always some bit player who flaps his gums.

    Giants were convinced Strahan was still on the team and somehow their 2007/11 performance had some kind of impact on a game in 2017.

  75. js4strings says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:50 PM
    Enough of that already, the point was that Brady has 4 so until Rodgers has more he can’t be the best of all time.
    ////////////////////////////////////////

    Brady is a singular threat. Rodgers can dance like Fred Astaire, can run effectively even when not needed, and can throw anything Brady can throw……and then some.

    MVP

  76. Like I said, I’ll take Aaron Rogers against any QB named Manning.

    And all the “post-season Eli” baloney; he’s consistently terrible. Just throws up wounded ducks time after time. That doesn’t diminish the fact that those championship Giants teams had great defense and excellent coaching. Hate the Giants but respect that they won those titles with a 2nd tier QB.

  77. “That idea went down faster than the Andrea Doria, though.”

    Well, it took the Andrea Doria over 11 hours to sink, and football games only last three hours or so, so….

  78. the andrea doria? according to kramers book “astonishing takes of the sea”.. it took 10 hours. It eased into the water like an old man into a nice warm bath – no offence

  79. stellarperformance says:
    Jan 8, 2017 9:02 PM

    Rodgers can dance like Fred Astaire, can run effectively even when not needed, and can throw anything Brady can throw……and then some.

    MVP
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    Then why do they always finish 10-6 in that crappy division and have to go on the road in the playoffs? Flashes of brilliance, can’t sustain it for a whole season, capable of winning it all, but it’s not the way to bet.

  80. carloswlassiter says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:51 PM
    filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:43 PM

    Until Tom Brady wins 6 World Championships, he can’t carry Bart Starr’s jockstrap.
    ————————————————————-
    Did they even wear jockstraps back then?

    And weren’t two of Starr’s titles against the Decatur Stalies?
    ———————————

    Actually, two were against the New York Giants. Another was against Jim Brown and the Cleveland Browns. The other two were the Super Bowls against the Chiefs and the Raiders.

    So actual, real-life, legitimate teams.

  81. rootpain says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:07 PM
    This was a great result. Now Greenbay can beat Dallas cause the Cowboys think only the Giants had their number. And the whole Eli Manning postseason myth got blown up (today’s game showed him for what he is, a mediocre quarterback at best). Mara gets far less of a punishment than what he deserves but at least now gets to stew as New England continues its reign. And a New England/ Greenbay Superbowl should be entertaining.

    ***

    You sound like a Pats fan who doesn’t understand football beyond following Tom Brady’s passes. You’ll be humbled in a few years. Nothing can erase 18-1, Hater

  82. streetyson says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:06 PM
    Congrats to Packers on a good win, and both teams on a very enjoyable game (at least for a neutral, and I guess Packer fans too).

    But now, can we please now stop calling Eli “Postseason”? (or “clutch”). Whilst he had two great late-season runs, combined with great defenses and oodles of lady luck in multiple games in both runs for 2 SBs, he’s also been one-&-done in 4 out of 6 trips to the postseason. And in over half his seasons he was too poor to lead otherwise often-decent teams into the playoffs.

    That doesn’t make him a bad QB – far from it, but his elite-level hot spells come and go – and to label him “postseason” or “clutch” is just bizarre.

    ***

    That was your take on the game? Sharp analysis. I thought he caught the ball pretty well tonight, especially on the 2 end zone drops, and did a good job defending that Hail Mary.

  83. Hopefully our Packers give a better showing than the last game against Dallas. Having Jordy Nelson back would help, though no excuses given every team has injuries. Stopping, or rather, just slowing down Elliot will be key if we’re gonna have a chance. Just hope for a clean game with no bad calls that would determine the outcome. We honestly have gotten farther than many of us expected after going 4-6 and getting over the spectre of losing twice to the Giants at Lambeau in the playoffs was nice no matter what happens going forward.

    If I’m betting, I’d wager that it’s Seattle over Atlanta, Dallas over Green Bay, KC over Pittsburgh, New England over Houston, and eventually Dallas vs. New England in the Super Bowl. If I’m Just dreaming–the Packers beat Dallas so that we get another chance at Seattle for the NFC Championship, though even I cant dream of beating New England in the SB given our shakey defense. But hey, anything can happen…Just hope for clean games and no bad officiating that affects the outcomes.

  84. helmetsail says:
    Jan 8, 2017 9:24 PM

    You sound like a Pats fan who doesn’t understand football beyond following Tom Brady’s passes. You’ll be humbled in a few years. Nothing can erase 18-1, Hater
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    Dude, it’s 2017. Try to stay with us. You sound like the Bart Starr toadie above celebrating the 1959 NFL title game.

  85. streetyson says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:06 PM

    Congrats to Packers on a good win, and both teams on a very enjoyable game (at least for a neutral, and I guess Packer fans too).

    But now, can we please now stop calling Eli “Postseason”? (or “clutch”). Whilst he had two great late-season runs, combined with great defenses and oodles of lady luck in multiple games in both runs for 2 SBs,
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    Obviously ignorant or ignoring the fact that Tom Brady has never won a SB without a good and great defense too. And even then TB has a combined win total of 13 points over 4 games, with the latter win gifted to him by an OC that chose to throw to a WR who was 5th on the depth chart, resulting in an interception thereby gifting TB a win.

    Continuing on Reality street, A-Rod is on quite a roll, and that Dallas D must be really concerned.

  86. Beerbratscheese- except there were only 14 games, instead of 16 and no free agency, the Packers were great, Aaron Rodgers is great, but he needs to do his magic more consistently.

  87. Lmao at the packers fans. They cant stop talking about the vikings. On their mind 24/7. Packers fans, you guys are some clowns.
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    Says the guy who has posted four times to this packer story….

  88. You better hope you have the refs you had today that ignored blatant holding (not a single call on over 40 pass attempts), push offs and pass interference to have a chance to win that game. Never mind all that other stuff. You sound like the Giants entering today’s game.

    And Dallas gets away with more egregious fouls than Green Bay, if you hadn’t noticed. Good luck. I ain’t mad at the Packers at all, but I don’t like their chances with key injuries and the way the refs have helped Dallas all year.

  89. Scratch 2 Brady SBs
    1. Tuck rule with Woodson fumble
    2. Seattle Seahawks throw a pass from the one yard line that gets intercepted that prevents Seattle from winning the game. Last I checked Brady didn’t make the interception or play defense?

    It’s a team game my friends. The QB gets more credit than they deserve and more blame than they deserve when they lose.

    Be that as it may, Brady is the best QB of all time as much as I hate to admit it. Done more with less than any QB in NFL history.

  90. Lol Rodgers will never accomplish what Brady has in stats or rings.

    Cheeseheads know it too. You’ve won one championship this millenia thats it. You aint even in the top ten greatest sports franchises.

  91. contra74 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:05 PM
    jimmysee says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:01 PM
    Actually — the idea went down faster than Vikings Super Bowl plans after their five win start.

    0 1
    f1restarter says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:01 PM
    But I thought Viking fans said the Packers would be one and done. This can’t be happening!!!
    —–
    Love that the Vikings are still inside the packer fans minds

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    Vikings and every other loser that said the Packers would be one and done. Time to sleep in the bed you made homie!

  92. carloswlassiter says:
    Jan 8, 2017 9:19 PM
    Then why do they always finish 10-6 in that crappy division and have to go on the road in the playoffs? Flashes of brilliance, can’t sustain it for a whole season, capable of winning it all, but it’s not the way to bet.
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    OK…..here’s a bet. In a poll of GM’s throughout the league, if asked: “Which quarterback would you take, right now, for your best chance of winning in the NFL,” I will bet at least 70% pick Rodgers.

    MVP

  93. The “Andrea Doria” reference is for something that sank slowly, like the idea of a close game; which lasted more than a half.

    If he had meant something that sank FAST, he would have said “Lusitania” instead.

  94. lambeauwest says:
    Jan 8, 2017 9:56 PM
    Scratch 2 Brady SBs
    1. Tuck rule with Woodson fumble
    2. Seattle Seahawks throw a pass from the one yard line that gets intercepted that prevents Seattle from winning the game. Last I checked Brady didn’t make the interception or play defense?

    No, but he lead two TD drives to put them ahead and won the MVP.

  95. The first 3 SBs Brady won as a game manager, the last one as a result of the worst play call of all time. He’s never carried a team to a championship the way Rodgers did in 2010. Additionally, Rodgers has a better QB rating in the regular season and playoffs.

  96. Maybe NY Ownership gave Coughlin the raw deal. Maybe it was time to move on. I have never seen so many people ignore an inconsistent QB’s flaws because of his rings as much as Manning. I say this as someone who believed he was going to show up in this game. He has had alot of duds in the postseason but they are over looked for those 2 SB runs when they were heavy underdogs. For all the jabs Giants fans throw at Romo, they arent willing to say it about their own team. Eli and the Giants choked! There are actually Giants fan by me that think Eli is better than Brady and will cling to his 2-0 SB record for the rest of eternity. He’s too inconsistent to know if he’ll ever even be there. He can win you a SB, the division, the wild card or end up in the 3rd place. You never know with him as your QB. Consistency is underrated and they cant keep expecting an inconsistent player to pull a rabbit out of his butt every couple years and win a SB. This year they had the defense to do it but they didnt have the run game bc their OL isnt good, Eli can only carry them so far and you never know if he can even carry him because you dont know which Eli will show up.

  97. rootpain says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:07 PM

    This was a great result. Now Greenbay can beat Dallas cause the Cowboys think only the Giants had their number. And the whole Eli Manning postseason myth got blown up (today’s game showed him for what he is, a mediocre quarterback at best). Mara gets far less of a punishment than what he deserves but at least now gets to stew as New England continues its reign
    ——–
    New England gets a pass to the playoffs by being gifted 6 wins at the start of each season via the AFC East.

    New England has not played but 2 legit QB’s all season. That’s 13 games without playing a strong playoff QB, much less SB QB’s.

    And you’re here bragging as if NE is a strong team? Reigning Champion of a soft division and soft schedule, I’ll give you that. I can’t wait to see NE’s defense get owned by a legit QB. Aaron Rodger’s has all of the qualifications.

  98. nothing better to end my weekend than watching that little imposter witch sheli manning go down in flames, especially with that last INT! shes lucky she didnt have 4 INTs this game alone! she is such an utter and complete fraud its not even funny! and for those of you that talk her up due to her superbowl appearances, you can thank the gnats d and some real miracle catches that bailed them out.
    she will never be her brother, and cant carry Rivers jock!

  99. dwhitehurst says:
    Jan 8, 2017 9:28 PM

    Hopefully our Packers give a better showing than the last game against Dallas. Having Jordy Nelson back would help, though no excuses given every team has injuries. Stopping, or rather, just slowing down Elliot will be key if we’re gonna have a chance. Just hope for a clean game with no bad calls that would determine the outcome. We honestly have gotten farther than many of us expected after going 4-6 and getting over the spectre of losing twice to the Giants at Lambeau in the playoffs was nice no matter what happens going forward.

    If I’m betting, I’d wager that it’s Seattle over Atlanta, Dallas over Green Bay, KC over Pittsburgh, New England over Houston, and eventually Dallas vs. New England in the Super Bowl. If I’m Just dreaming–the Packers beat Dallas so that we get another chance at Seattle for the NFC Championship, though even I cant dream of beating New England in the SB given our shakey defense. But hey, anything can happen…Just hope for clean games and no bad officiating that affects the outcomes.
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    Of course you want a Seattle-GB NFC C’ship, because that would mean facing a Seattle without ET and a game played in GB. Still not over that onside kick we see.

    Still, great win today. Good luck against Dallas!

  100. js4strings says:
    Jan 8, 2017 9:36 PM
    Beerbratscheese- except there were only 14 games, instead of 16 and no free agency, the Packers were great, Aaron Rodgers is great, but he needs to do his magic more consistently.
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    Rodgers can make any throw Brady can, and more. Rodgers can do significantly more damage with his feet than Brady, as well. The Patriots have had a top 10 defense with Brady 10 times, and all SB wins have come with a top 10 defense. The Packers have had two top 10 defenses with Rodgers as QB, and his SB came in one of those years.

    Both QBs are great, but Brady has simply played with better teams. Thus SB wins are a lame comparison when comparing individual players.

  101. Look at the number of comments. The Packer faithful are still stuck drinking beer in Wisconsin while I’m enjoying my swim in the Phoenix park side pool.

    I’ll screw em next week because I dislike the Cowboys more than the Pack. Everyone I root for loses, so sorry but I’ll be backing them next week. You are done!

  102. skawh says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:37 PM

    Of course you want a Seattle-GB NFC C’ship, because that would mean facing a Seattle without ET and a game played in GB. Still not over that onside kick we see.

    Still, great win today. Good luck against Dallas!

    ================================

    If GB and SEA won, the game would be in Seattle.

  103. With all the money the Giants sunk into their defense, at some point in the future, they’ll have trouble with the salary cap. Not a very bright future for the G men.

  104. Andrea Dorian? CMON MAN! Luci Tania? CMON MAN! How about the Edmund Fitzgerald? Gordon Lightfoot wrote a top 40 song about her tragic demise and no one is exactly sure what happened to cause her to sink, sorta like what caused sure hands Beckham to suddenly get Butterfingers….

  105. tjacks7 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:07 PM
    I actually think GB will thump the overrated Cowboys. The NFC team that’ll earn the right to be demolished by the Pats is the winner of Seattle/Atlanta.
    ______________________

    That might hold water if it weren’t coming from a fan of a team that had a the Vikings in the playoffs before Colombus day, The Packers spanked Seattle, and played the Falcons tight.

    I don’t feel Dallas is overrated they are however young, if GB can get a lead and force Dallas to need to get away from the run a bit that would go a LONG way in helping them.

  106. skawh says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:37 PM

    Of course you want a Seattle-GB NFC C’ship, because that would mean facing a Seattle without ET and a game played in GB. Still not over that onside kick we see.
    ……………….

    No, you don’t see. I just don’t like Seattle fans–at least every single one I’ve met, though I’m sure there are decent ones. Their attitude is kind of like how it would be with MN fans if they actually won a Super Bowl. Just a little more uppity than their legacy warrants. A fan of Pittsburgh, Dallas, San Fran, Patriots, etc., has a significant legacy to back it up. Seattle does not, at least not yet.

  107. NFC wild card game and there’s still Pats fans here yakking about the Pats, or imagined conspiracies against the Pats. Is there any more insufferable fan base?

  108. Why is everyone bashing Eli for his “poor game”? He did miss some throws, but he had plenty of throws that where right where they needed to be, with receivers dropping them.

  109. Brady’s overrated. The NFL worships the Patriots so that’s why he wins. –

    yeah, nothing says I love you like 2 of the biggest fines ever, 4 games, draft pick.

    where do you guys bet this stuff?

  110. aaronitout12 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:07 PM
    skawh says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:37 PM

    Of course you want a Seattle-GB NFC C’ship, because that would mean facing a Seattle without ET and a game played in GB. Still not over that onside kick we see.

    Still, great win today. Good luck against Dallas!

    ================================

    If GB and SEA won, the game would be in Seattle.

    ________

    HAHAHAHA. Skawh doesn’t even know where his favorite team would play if that happened. Theres a true fan and a guy who knows football for ya!

  111. gullyfoyleblog says:
    Jan 9, 2017 9:45 AM
    The packers first TD should not have counted. Receiver did not have 2 feet in. Don’t know why this is not mentioned anywhere.
    ______________________

    One knee = two feet. It has been like that for a LONG time.

  112. NFC wild card game and there’s still Pats fans here yakking about the Pats, or imagined conspiracies against the Pats. Is there any more insufferable fan base

    yes there is. The Viking girls that comment on here ,on very teams page just to whine about the Packers

  113. IMO something suspicious happened. No way are the Packers that much better than the Giants.

    Did the Giants measure the Football PSI? That’s how the Steelers beat the giants earlier this year.

  114. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jan 9, 2017 5:54 PM
    Exposed LMAO. Green Bay did NOTHING until DRC went out.

    ======================================

    Somebody is salty that their “One and Done” prediction was wrong…..

    I hate excuses. If Dallas beats the Pack this weekend, you will hear nothing from this guy!

    GO PACK GO

  115. mezanine10 says:

    Rodgers isn’t the same on the road like he is at home. Cowboys will roll.

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    Think you might want to dig a little deeper on that

  116. Giants beat the Cowboys TWICE this season. Packers beat the Giants TWICE this season.

    Blowout coming Sunday. Green Bay 42 Dallas 17

  117. You don’t transpose results from other games. It’s about match ups. If Green Bay can stop the run when they NEED TO, they’ll have a chance. Otherwise, that and refs allowing Dallas to get away with the holding that Green Bay got away with against Giants, they have no chance.

  118. Olympic athlete pay = $0. NFL player pay = hundreds of thousands to millions. Olympic training regime = years of total devotion. NFL training regime, part time. Bye weeks. Off day boat parties. With the money these guys make, teams should expect them to train to their best. Olympic level training. Consistent day in and day out biorhythmic training so that they have their bodies ready for peak performance when called upon. You don’t drink, go to the club, talk to the “shawtys” and recover enough to be at your best. You may be great with God given talent, but you will not be YOUR BEST. Giants blew it bad with their tom foolery and excessive shenanigans.

  119. The Lombardi trophy could have been named after Landry just as easily.Lombardi adopted many of Landry’s defensive sets when they both coached for the Giants.A couple plays go Dallas’ way during the 60’s and this could have happened.Anyway,
    Dallas 31-Green Bay 20.That is all.

  120. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Jan 9, 2017 5:54 PM

    Exposed LMAO. Green Bay did NOTHING until DRC went out.
    ——————————————————–
    I didn’t know DRC played on offense for the Giants. But it was no big deal that the Packers lost Jordy….right, Mr. Wright? I mean, what value is he to the Packers Offense.

  121. contra74 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:05 PM
    jimmysee says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:01 PM
    Actually — the idea went down faster than Vikings Super Bowl plans after their five win start.
    0 1
    f1restarter says:
    Jan 8, 2017 8:01 PM
    But I thought Viking fans said the Packers would be one and done. This can’t be happening!!!
    —–
    Love that the Vikings are still inside the packer fans minds
    ==================================
    It’s not just Packer fans. who think about the Vikings. Everyone loves a good joke.

  122. lanski5 says:
    Jan 10, 2017 5:55 PM

    I didn’t know DRC played on offense for the Giants. But it was no big deal that the Packers lost Jordy….right, Mr. Wright? I mean, what value is he to the Packers Offense.

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    Forgive Mr. Wright, he is just showing his heathen ways.

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