Packers 21, Eagles 16: Aaron Rodgers starts building his own legacy with first playoff win

There are 29 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 9, 2011, titled Packers 21, Eagles 16: Aaron Rodgers starts building his own legacy with first playoff win. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Mike McCarthy gave the kind of answer that could turn up in a beer commercial. "Milestone?" he said, wincing in confusion, with the kind of voice inflection usually associated with other one-word questions such as "Practice?" or "Playoffs?" "We don't think about it that way," the Green Bay Packers coach added after gathering his composure following ...

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Norm

Girard, OH

#22 Jan 10, 2011
ahahahah....Look at the queenies and Pecker fans going at it cause the Peckers in the playoffs and queenies aint. This year.

Pittsburgh/Atlanta - dont make no difference - Peckers dont have the team to make it any further anyways.'Da Bears' will take over from here so GB, you might as well reserve that spot on that so called side line with Spector and his queenies. Maybe between the both of you, you can come up with a competitive team rather than a collection of pretenders.

Peckers had a pretty easy schedule and when they did play the better of the teams on their schedule, they sucked until the last couple games or so. Whatever, Atlanta will take care of their bizness, Bears to be crowned Conference Champs soon...and the rest of you all can just watch and see how its done.
Archie from Coon Rapids

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Jan 10, 2011
Norm wrote:
ahahahah....Look at the queenies and **** fans going at it cause the Peckers in the playoffs and queenies aint. This year.
Pittsburgh/Atlanta - dont make no difference - Peckers dont have the team to make it any further anyways.'Da Bears' will take over from here so GB, you might as well reserve that spot on that so called side line with Spector and his queenies. Maybe between the both of you, you can come up with a competitive team rather than a collection of pretenders.
Peckers had a pretty easy schedule and when they did play the better of the teams on their schedule, they sucked until the last couple games or so. Whatever, Atlanta will take care of their bizness, Bears to be crowned Conference Champs soon...and the rest of you all can just watch and see how its done.
It's going to be a rough night for you when the Seahawks beat the bears. "ahahahah" Bears are NOT good. Nobody in the NFC is really.
PR and Proud

Milwaukee, WI

#24 Jan 10, 2011
Norm wrote:
ahahahah....Look at the queenies and Pecker fans going at it cause the Peckers in the playoffs and queenies aint. This year.
Pittsburgh/Atlanta - dont make no difference - Peckers dont have the team to make it any further anyways.'Da Bears' will take over from here so GB, you might as well reserve that spot on that so called side line with Spector and his queenies. Maybe between the both of you, you can come up with a competitive team rather than a collection of pretenders.
Peckers had a pretty easy schedule and when they did play the better of the teams on their schedule, they sucked until the last couple games or so. Whatever, Atlanta will take care of their bizness, Bears to be crowned Conference Champs soon...and the rest of you all can just watch and see how its done.
Now, you're "Norm", "Spector"?

The Packers were 5-3 after week 8 (mid-season), I believe that was the point at which they shut out NYJ. The reason they seemed to turn it on later in the season is the subs began to get comfortable with the pressure. You can put the winning season on a so-called "easy schedule" all you like. It doesn't erase the fact they secured a Wild Card spot by convincingly beating up Da Bears.

GB, at one point, didn't have the team to make it to the play-offs. But they just knocked Philly out of the competition.

Stop worrying about GB is doing. You'd better hope Da Bears don't fall under Seattle A-G-A-I-N.
Norm

Girard, OH

#25 Jan 10, 2011
PR and Proud wrote:
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Now, you're "Norm", "Spector"?
The Packers were 5-3 after week 8 (mid-season), I believe that was the point at which they shut out NYJ. The reason they seemed to turn it on later in the season is the subs began to get comfortable with the pressure. You can put the winning season on a so-called "easy schedule" all you like. It doesn't erase the fact they secured a Wild Card spot by convincingly beating up Da Bears.
GB, at one point, didn't have the team to make it to the play-offs. But they just knocked Philly out of the competition.
Stop worrying about GB is doing. You'd better hope Da Bears don't fall under Seattle A-G-A-I-N.
na, aint no spector here - guess we got the same IP address but sounds like spector boy is a queenie fan - THAT I ain't!

ya, you got us last game - we were already in the playoffs, got the division...guess we figured what was the point, lets take it easy for the stretch drive, give you all some false hopes. mission accomplished.

one thing to be good enough to MAKE the playoffs - that dont bring home the trophy though - got to be good enough to contend in them...p*eckers dont make the cut. If a team is going to truly contend, ought to make it in without having to be a wild card team - talk about a league feeling sorry for those teams that just ain't quite there, they drum up "wild card." That'd be the P*eckers and the other wild carders out there.

ya, we lost to seattle - GB lost to Detroit - whats your point? And Seattle's a playoff team - barely and by default of course but.....And Philly? ya, lots of competition there, they been slacking since about wk 10. AND GB was 20 yards from blowing that game!
PR and Proud

Milwaukee, WI

#26 Jan 10, 2011
Norm wrote:
<quoted text>ya, you got us last game - we were already in the playoffs, got the division...guess we figured what was the point, lets take it easy for the stretch drive, give you all some false hopes. mission accomplished.
one thing to be good enough to MAKE the playoffs - that dont bring home the trophy though - got to be good enough to contend in them...p*eckers dont make the cut. If a team is going to truly contend, ought to make it in without having to be a wild card team - talk about a league feeling sorry for those teams that just ain't quite there, they drum up "wild card." That'd be the P*eckers and the other wild carders out there.
ya, we lost to seattle - GB lost to Detroit - whats your point? And Seattle's a playoff team - barely and by default of course but.....And Philly? ya, lots of competition there, they been slacking since about wk 10. AND GB was 20 yards from blowing that game!
1) Lovie played all starters all game. Apparently, he saw a point.

2) False hopes? That game was to get in. We did. Nothing false about it. Contend? We just knocked Philly out... that's equates to contention.

3) Feeling sorry? 10-6 is a winning season. Nothing to feel sorry about. You, obviously don't know why the Wild Card was created.

4) What's my point? Let me spell it out for you. Da Bears are facing a team they've lost to. GB is facing a team they've lost to. SEA is in by default... they're 7-9 on the season. Detroit isn't in the play-offs... they were 6-10. Fear your own team losing.

5) Philly was favored by many. At what point was GB behind in the game? At what point was the game tied-up? You know what 20 yards away from losing a game is? W-I-N-N-I-N-G. It didn't come down to them failing to score. It came down to whether GB D could contain and disrupt. Mission accomplished.
Sam

Farmington, MN

#27 Jan 10, 2011
PR and Proud wrote:
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1) Lovie played all starters all game. Apparently, he saw a point.
2) False hopes? That game was to get in. We did. Nothing false about it. Contend? We just knocked Philly out... that's equates to contention.
3) Feeling sorry? 10-6 is a winning season. Nothing to feel sorry about. You, obviously don't know why the Wild Card was created.
4) What's my point? Let me spell it out for you. Da Bears are facing a team they've lost to. GB is facing a team they've lost to. SEA is in by default... they're 7-9 on the season. Detroit isn't in the play-offs... they were 6-10. Fear your own team losing.
5) Philly was favored by many. At what point was GB behind in the game? At what point was the game tied-up? You know what 20 yards away from losing a game is? W-I-N-N-I-N-G. It didn't come down to them failing to score. It came down to whether GB D could contain and disrupt. Mission accomplished.
Me thinks youre missing some of Normmy's points;

1) Lovie played all starters all game. Apparently, he saw a point.
Did you expect Lovie to just lay down and die for you?

2) False hopes? That game was to get in. We did. Nothing false about it. Contend? We just knocked Philly out... that's equates to contention.

If you expect peeps to take GB seriously in the playoffs...GB should have played better during the year than just well enough to "get in." They played ALOT of teams with losing records.

3) Feeling sorry? 10-6 is a winning season. Nothing to feel sorry about. You, obviously don't know why the Wild Card was created.

It was created so the NFL could make more money during the playoffs and the year overall...so they created a playoff tier for the close but not-so-good teams. To think otherwise would be naive and dumb. 10-6 would be a winning season if GB had a challenging schedule in 2010.

4) What's my point? Let me spell it out for you. Da Bears are facing a team they've lost to. GB is facing a team they've lost to. SEA is in by default... they're 7-9 on the season. Detroit isn't in the play-offs... they were 6-10. Fear your own team losing.

Heres where you really missed it...GB lost to a terrible team. Yeah, Seattle is in by default...but theyre in. GB lost to a non-never was in contention from the start-team.

5) Philly was favored by many. At what point was GB behind in the game? At what point was the game tied-up? You know what 20 yards away from losing a game is? W-I-N-N-I-N-G. It didn't come down to them failing to score. It came down to whether GB D could contain and disrupt. Mission accomplished.

GB has a decent pass rush, sure. Outside of that their D s*ucks a*ss. Blitz the entire game and GB might have an outside shot at containing the Atlanta O. But since no team in the NFL ever does that, GB last game is Saturday night...either way. Plus, on the O they have no running game (and I think Starks had his flash in the pan moment Sunday) a QB who thinks he's Favre, and receivers who have no speed.

Yep, sounds like Da Bears will be Conference champs here shortly. But if dreaming is getting you by these days...carry on young fella!
rED

Milwaukee, WI

#28 Jan 10, 2011
40for60 wrote:
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Well, duh
Holy Sh*T I have to agree with 40 ...
Walt Kowalski

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Jan 10, 2011
Why is it so important to you to have the approval of Viking fans?
Go Pack Go wrote:
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Oh I thought the Packer fans were always being criticized for living in the past. All year we hear about how A-Rod can't win a playoff game or a close game for that matter, he wins a playoff game on the road and then you blame Philly for making mistakes and a game in October that the "refs gave them"(not the two horrible BF INTS). There's no winning with the Queens fans and they can't give a guy his due. Even most Packer fans would admit that BF was unbelievable for you guys last year. What a bunch of sore loser, bandwagon fans that can't accept the fact that your franchise is entering rebuilding mode without a bona fide starting QB or a place to play after next year. You guys better start drowing yourselves in one of your 10,000 lakes. GO PACK GO!!!!!
PB ARMY

Hancock, MI

#30 Jan 12, 2011
Sam wrote:
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...GB has a decent pass rush, sure. Outside of that their D s*ucks a*ss. Blitz the entire game and GB might have an outside shot at containing the Atlanta O. But since no team in the NFL ever does that, GB last game is Saturday night...either way. Plus, on the O they have no running game (and I think Starks had his flash in the pan moment Sunday) a QB who thinks he's Favre, and receivers who have no speed.
Yep, sounds like Da Bears will be Conference champs here shortly. But if dreaming is getting you by these days...carry on young fella!
Outside of G.B.'s pass rush, their Defense sucks @ss?? Really? Wow... I thought for sure that their Pro Bowl Secondary was a strength. Apparently this chump doesn't know football.

Week 3 the Bears beat the Packers in Chicago by 3 pts. Green Bay set a franchise record for penalties that day with 18, robbing themselves of 2 turnovers in the process. YET THEY ONLY LOST BY 3.

Week 17 the Packers beat the Bears at Lambeau by 7 pts. It was a horrible day for the offense and the Bears wanted badly to knock GB out of the playoffs.

When the Packers offense sputters... they can still win games or come damn close. They don't get their ass handed to 'em by the Giants or the Patriots. The Bears are the most overrated team in the NFL. It's gonna be sweet going into Soldier Field and leaving with the coveted Halas Trophy.

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