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Why the Packers can win the Super Bowl

December 8, 2009 by  
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Dec 8, 2009
Cold Hard Football Facts, by Kerry J Byrne

Looking for a promising Super Bowl dark horse in a season dominated by the Vikings, Colts and Saints?

The Packers are 8-0 in games that Rodgers has been sacked fewer than 6 times. Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher have helped stabilize the pass protection.

The Packers are 8-0 in games that Rodgers has been sacked fewer than 6 times. Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher have helped stabilize the pass protection.

 
Look no further than the banks of the Fox River, where the former Acme Packing Co. pounded out an ugly, mistake-filled but thorough 27-14 victory over Baltimore Monday night to improve to 8-4.   If the season ended today, the Packers would be in the playoffs as the No. 6 seed in the top-heavy NFC. Whether they will win the Super Bowl remains to be seen. But they definitely can win the Super Bowl. In fact, we like their chances.  

Green Bay has been one of the great statistical anomalies all season – they’ve put up great performances in many of our Quality Stats, normally reliable indicators of onfield success.   Yet they’ve struggled on the border of mediocrity for much of the season. Exactly one month ago, Green Bay was just 4-4 after suffering a humiliating 38-28 loss in Tampa, the only victory of the year for the Buccaneers.  

But the loss appears to have been a wake up call as bracing as the icy waters of the upper Michigan. Green Bay rolled over the Cowboys the following week and are now winners of four straight. The Packers finish the season with three road games, including trips to face each of last year’s Super Bowl contenders. So the road ahead is not easy. But a 11-5 record and a playoff appearance is well within reach.   If the Packers do reach the postseason, they’ll be a tough out. In fact, here are five very good reasons why Green Bay could unexpectedly re-claim its rightful place as TitleTown in the 2009 postseason………   Full story here

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