At the beginning of the season, I estimated a 9-7 record for the Packers, with them narrowly missing the playoffs. Call me a pessimist, but I honestly didn’t think the Packers would go this far. (Well that, and the fact that Peter King from SI predicted they would go to the Super Bowl. You know what those kind of predictions do to a team.)
Sunday they beat the Bears 10-3, which gave them a Wild Card berth. The Packers are the sixth seed, and Coach McCarthy told the team in the locker room, “We’re one of six, our path has been set.”
I don’t know if their path is “set,” but I do know that anytime you get to the playoffs it’s a good thing. Still, Michael Vick is hot right now, and ironically one reason he’s playing at all is because of the Packers. They knocked out Kevin Kolb in the very first week of the season. They also won that game, which answers the question of can they win.
But will they win against the Eagles? Andy Reid seems to have the magic touch when it comes to Wild Card games. He’s won all three of his last appearances (and lost none.)
But you know what I say, streaks were meant to be broken. After all, in the past Peter King’s predictions usually meant that whoever he picked to win the Super Bowl wouldn’t even have a winning record. But look at this year. He picked the Pack and they are at least in the playoffs with a chance at the Super Bowl. In case you’re wondering, he’s sticking with this prediction that the Packers will take it all. They’re one of six. I like those odds.
My personal feeling is that the Packers will beat the Eagles, but then lose to the Falcons. What say you?