ok, here is how the playoffs will likely play out, i think
Dallas and GB will get byes, seattle will get the 3 seed, TB the 4 seed. TB will then play NYG(5 seed), likely loose. Seattle will play one of Minnesota, NO, or Arizona, whoever gets the 6 seed. I see Seattle beating any of those teams, which would put them against the Pack in round 2. Giants will probably beat TB, putting them against Dallas in round 2
Assume Dallas beats NYG.
I think the Pack can handle Seattle with no problem, especially in GB. They have had seattles number for a number of years, I dont see that changing now.
This brings us back to Green Bay vs Dallas in Dallas for the NFC Championship.
Talent wise, I think GB can hang with dallas, having a healthy woodson should be a huge help.
What they need to avoid is what happened last time. They went into Dallas last time and looked scared. Trying to throw down field to much, they got way off their normal game thinking they had to do something special to compete with Dallas. When Rodgers came on the field and they went back to their normal dink and dunk down field with the occasional long ball, things looked much better, had then done that all game, maybe they would have won.
I Think if they can go into Dallas and just play with their normal game plan that they have been doing all year, they have a good shot at winning and moving on to the superbowl. At that point, they will have to play NE, and whatever, I dont expect any miracles.
Any thoughts? Am I wrong in hoping that Minnesota somehow falls out of the wildcard spot? They might be the one team I dont want to face in the playoffs.
2012 Playoff Bound Teams
RB: McCoy, Mendy
WR: CJ, VJax, Stevie Johnson
RB: Rice, Grant
WR: Austin, Wallace, Welker