BOAT RACE: Packers Advance To Divisional Round
At the start of this game, it felt like the demons of Giants at Lambeau Field were creeping in. Giants led 6-0 and were dominating the football game. It looked like New York was ready to rule the roost again. But Aaron Rodgers, as he has many times before, decided to be the captain of this Wild Card round boat. Packers defense held strong only allowing 13 points and keeping Odell Beckham Jr. quiet for most of the game. Packers came out of this game looking like one of the top contenders for the Super Bowl.
Think about the last three games played at Lambeau Field – Seattle, Minnesota and New York. All of them were absolute dominating performances by this team. There’s something about playing at home in the cold that fires these guys up and makes them take their game to the next level. The attitude the Packers give off is “It’s unacceptable to loss at home especially when something bigger than pride is on the line.” It also helps when Rodgers is playing an a deity-like level that we haven’t seen before from a Packers quarterback. It’s hard to remember any sort of streak like this for any quarterback. He’s truly playing his best ball.
Now comes the hard part. Green Bay will no longer be at home for the remainder of the playoffs. They will head to Dallas for a rematch with a Cowboys team that dominated Packers right when people were starting to take them seriously. There’s so much old and new history with these teams come playoff time. Dallas will look for revenge for the Dez game. Rodgers loves the fast turf when he’s get an opportunity, and this is his first game at AT&T Stadium since the Super Bowl 45 win.
Go Pack Go, Run The Table.