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Random Thoughts Heading into Cowboys Week

Posted November 4th, 2010 @ 02:11pm

The Packers' next two opponents, the Cowboys and Vikings are a combined 3-11. Is this a great NFL season or what? First up, the Cowboys, whose dreams of playing at home in the Super Bowl went up in smoke as the losses piled up and their QB went down. The Packers face the John Kitna-led Cowboys on Sunday night favored by 8 1/2 points, the biggest spread in the series in more than 20 years.

Kitna was 0-5 against Green Bay as the Lions QB. His one win against the Pack came with Seattle in the "Holmgren" game. He's 46-70 as a starter and at 38, doesn't move too well. He's the definition of mediocrity and has a below average line in front of him.

Have you noticed? Brandon Jackson is averaging 5.6 yards per carry in his last four games...Donald Driver will miss Sunday's game. He's missed two games in the last seven years. Feels like James Jones will step up in this one, in what has been a roller coaster ride this season. The big drop against the Jets and the fumble against the Bears have offset the big night against the Vikings.  Need him Sunday.

This should be the game the Packers offense finally clicks. The Cowboys defense is allowing opposing QBs to throw effectively and efficiently--with a passer rating of 105.4. On the Cowboys side, RB Felix Jones is banged up and may not play. Rookie Dez Bryant is an emerging star both as a receiver and punt returner. You wonder if Ted considered him at #23 when he pounced on Bulaga. Jerry Jones traded up to snatch the mercurial WR with the next pick.

Fearless prediction: the Packers will face the Vikings with Leslie Frazier as their new head coach. I see the Purple beating Arizona this week and then losing in Chicago, prompting Chilly's dismissal. Zygi won't want to take the chance of the boos raining down on his coach and team, with a Dome full of Cheeseheads gleefully joining in.

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thanks for share!

on February 26th, 2012 at 07:31pm

Don't be surprised if we're game planning for T. Jack and not Favre in three week either.

on November 4th, 2010 at 01:21pm

GERRARD ripped up the 'boys. Aaron is licking his chops. I don't see another shutout, but I can't see them generating anything on our D. Their run game has been nowhere near recent years, their receivers can't catch and Kitna loves to throw TDs to Chuck Wood. My biggest worry is injuries, can't have injuries now we are getting healthy again. Saying that this is the week to see if Al and Atari are fit to play this year. I expect to be relaxed in the 2nd half and see the PACK DOMINATE. Oh, and the bills get their first W this week.

on November 4th, 2010 at 09:49am

First...Dave...thank you for the info on James Stark....would be nice to at least see him for some snaps. Biggest fear against the Boys is Bryant taking back a punt or kickoff against our coverage and giving them some life. Jones and Nelson need to start stepping up the rest of the season. Please no more injuries. Will be interesting how Gilbert Brown Greene plays this week in the middle. Lets keep up the good coverage on third down passing defense as Harris and Bigby should help when ready. Penalities and turnovers are the only thing that can lose this game. GO PACK !!

on November 4th, 2010 at 12:33pm

Overconfidence is our biggest enemy for this game. I think (knock on wood) that our injury bug is starting to fade. It will be nice to see the status of the roster after the bye week. Go Pack!

on November 5th, 2010 at 10:59am

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