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BTL Packers Podcast 3.6

Annnnd we are back for episode 3.6 for the BTL Packers Podcast. We recap the Packers win vs the Lions. Discuss Aaron Rodgers’ merits to be the NFL MVP. Look ahead to the rematch with the Giants. Keys to the Wild Card game and what Green Bay must do to finally slay the G-Men in the playoffs at Lambeau. So enjoy, and we will be back next week to preview the Divisional Round match up or sum up a Packers loss. Hoping it is the former!

-MikeV87

 

BTL Packers Podcast 2.7

A special edition of the BTL Packers Podcast to recap the stunning events that transpired last night. Forever now known as the “Miracle in Motown” and the “Motor City Miracle”, we just had to react to a season saving throw and win for the Green Bay Packers.

In this edition, we talk about what went through our minds during the final play. Did Rodgers have enough on that ball? Was this the greatest Packers walk-off win ever? Does this win really change anything?  And so much more. What was planned to be a 20 minute podcast turned into 45 minutes! Give us a listen to find out.

And as always, like and share the podcast and enjoy!

-Mike Visconti

 

Thursday Night Football Pick

Packers @ Lions / Line: GB -3

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”

That was the famous line uttered by Al Pacino in The Godfather Part III. Just when Michael Corleone thought he was finished with all the mafia vendettas, debts and ties; the mob pulls him into yet another bloody and costly war. I feel the same way about the Packers. The Minnesota game was supposed to be a turning point. A season-saving win. A statement game in the new way this Packers team would play football going forward.

Instead, we got a listless performance, on of all things, “Brett Favre Night”. An inexcusable loss to of all teams, the goddamn Bears. It is now December, I have absolutely no feel for this team, and more importantly, this offense. They have tread water for far too long, something needs to click and fast or they will be just the third team (2003 Vikings & 2009 Broncos) to start 6-0 and miss the playoffs.

The Lions on the other hand are perhaps football’s hottest team. They kicked the shit out of Chip Kelly’s Eagles on Thanksgiving. They played a gritty and tough fought game in a victory against the Raiders. And they beat yours truly, Green Bay, three weeks ago to kick start this mini resurgence. This coincidences with the promotion of the best coaching name in football, Jim Bob Cooter as offensive coordinator. And his ground-breaking offensive strategy to force-feed Calvin Johnson the ball, you know, only the most unstoppable force at wide receiver since 2007.

But can Detroit pull yet another upset? After all they did in fact end the 23 year Lions┬álosing streak in Wisconsin just three weeks ago. A sweep of the Packers would put them into the conversation of NFC Wildcard teams. As for the Packers, if they lose this game, it’s over. Kiss the division goodbye, and the Wild Card as well. If they can’t beat the Lions in a must win game, they don’t deserve the post-season anyways.

Green Bay is usually very good in bounce-back, season-saving, all-in games. They already won one quite handily in Minnesota against a far superior opponent. As a Packers fan, the only thing that scares me is one of “those” games for Calvin Johnson. Everything else, a good team, a playoff team should be able to handle. And I still think they are a playoff team.

Packers over LIONS (-3)