Do The Green Bay Packers Really Want ...

Do The Green Bay Packers Really Want A Bye?

There are 42 comments on the Rant Sports story from Dec 28, 2012, titled Do The Green Bay Packers Really Want A Bye?. In it, Rant Sports reports that:

The Green Bay Packers have faced adversity all year, and they have responded as positively as any team could.

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Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#1 Dec 28, 2012
It worked perfectly for them last year.......
eric

Poseyville, IN

#2 Dec 28, 2012
So did 2010,If they get the bye,at least we eliminated Minn.( unless CHicago lost)a nd Chicago gets to get hammered in their first game,other then that,i do wonder.Naturally,you would but their record in the playoffs at home have been less then stellar the recent few years and on the road,they have done well
GBPmies

Finland

#3 Dec 29, 2012
Well they are pretty young team and don't really need a bye. I think they could play right through without one.

I would think they would want a bye, it is the same as guaranteeing a win in the first round without more in-game injuries. They came out flat last year, I think that would teach them a lesson...
Reggie11-4

West Babylon, NY

#4 Dec 29, 2012
tuff call on the on hand yes injuries wise extra time to heal but on the other it didnt work well last time hmnn ???
normallylikeyell ow

Altoona, PA

#5 Dec 29, 2012
Misleading headline because the guy actually says a bye would be a good thing. I think avoiding a road game at SF/Seattle would be in our best interest. Let the Bears enjoy that.
eric

Poseyville, IN

#6 Dec 29, 2012
IF GB had serious momentum and really rolling id actually love to play through.Last year,they werw 15-1 but really werent playing real well at the end,so they lost to the hottest team,a team they dont matchup well with and a team that won the SB,so no shame there.2010,they were rolling finishing 10-6 but hitting their stride and we all know what happened.
Its jsut a matter of who is hottest and or peaking at the right time.Regualar season means position in the playoffs but who ever is peaking takes the prize.
How many straight SB champions lost in their 1st playoff games the following season? 6 or 7 and NYG may not make the playoffs,so we will hit 7 or 8.Salary Cap at its best,they wanted parity and they got more then that.SB champs losing in their first playoff game defending their title OR in a few cases missing the playoffs all together.
GBPmies

Finland

#7 Dec 29, 2012
For a while there it seemed every week we were seeing another player get hurt during a game. Having a bye can help eliminate those chances of guys getting hurt. Then it is just 3 more wins to be the Champions, not 4. If the Packers are not good enough to come out swinging after the bye week then they probably are not Champions then. Last year was last year, I would still think not wanting the bye week is crazy.

I also think losing to the Vikes this week is not how you want to get into the playoffs, and the Pack would probably play the Vikings in the first round. I don’t like idea of playing teams 2 weeks in a row, that is more dangerous than having a bye let down to me.
eric

Poseyville, IN

#8 Dec 29, 2012
True but while Minn is tough at home,they arent very good in the road,SO,if Minn wants it more tomorrow and they do win,I dont think they would beat GB in the playoffs at Lambeau,That would be beating GB 2 weeks in a row ( despite GB record at Lambeau in recent times)
normallylikeyell ow

Clearfield, PA

#9 Dec 30, 2012
I think I understand the "we're rolling" logic, but let's see how rolling we are after today. My recollection was that before last week, the wins were kinda ugly through this recent stretch. Seattle and Atlanta are rolling. I can't see any compelling logic to wanting to lose to Minnesota this week and wanting to play at SF or Seattle with or without a week off. That's crazy talk. McCarthy dropped the ball last year getting them ready.

“Tequila time”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#10 Dec 30, 2012
I think the Bye week actually hurts a team. That week off seems to let them relax too much. We don't need it. Lose and just let the Bears fade away, like always
packerbacker-wic hita-ks

Wichita, KS

#11 Dec 30, 2012
normallylikeyellow wrote:
I think I understand the "we're rolling" logic, but let's see how rolling we are after today. My recollection was that before last week, the wins were kinda ugly through this recent stretch. Seattle and Atlanta are rolling. I can't see any compelling logic to wanting to lose to Minnesota this week and wanting to play at SF or Seattle with or without a week off. That's crazy talk. McCarthy dropped the ball last year getting them ready.
Getting a bye would nice as far as injured players getting more recovery time. As far as last season alot of things came too easily to the Packers during the regular season. I like the fact that there is something to play for today and you have all the key players playing except those that are injured. Aaron Rodgers had 2 weeks off last season before the playoffs and, to me, he looked rusty against the Giants. In 2010, as the Giants of a year ago, the Packers were on a roll and brought home the Lombarbi Trophy. I actually like this year's Packer team more than last year's. The defense is playing much better and offensively they are showing a little bit more of a runnning game. Plus, as in 2010, they have had some adversity to deal with. The Seattle game, the Indy game and of course the injuries. As far as McCarthy not having them ready for the playoffs last year there is some truth to that but I also think that falls on the players themselves. Eventhough they were 15-1, to me, they weren't a good 15-1. Too many questions on the defensive side of the ball. This year the offense has not been as explosive as last season but we know the talent is there. Regardless of what happens today, it'll be up to the staff and the players to get in the mindset of 2 years ago and play with confidence and everybody step up and play to their capabilities and make a deep run in the playoffs and even bring home the championship.

“Tequila time”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#12 Dec 30, 2012
I also like how they manage to win with all the hurt players, just like 2010.
eric

Poseyville, IN

#13 Dec 30, 2012
packerbacker-wichita-ks wrote:
<quoted text>Getting a bye would nice as far as injured players getting more recovery time. As far as last season alot of things came too easily to the Packers during the regular season. I like the fact that there is something to play for today and you have all the key players playing except those that are injured. Aaron Rodgers had 2 weeks off last season before the playoffs and, to me, he looked rusty against the Giants. In 2010, as the Giants of a year ago, the Packers were on a roll and brought home the Lombarbi Trophy. I actually like this year's Packer team more than last year's. The defense is playing much better and offensively they are showing a little bit more of a runnning game. Plus, as in 2010, they have had some adversity to deal with. The Seattle game, the Indy game and of course the injuries. As far as McCarthy not having them ready for the playoffs last year there is some truth to that but I also think that falls on the players themselves. Eventhough they were 15-1, to me, they weren't a good 15-1. Too many questions on the defensive side of the ball. This year the offense has not been as explosive as last season but we know the talent is there. Regardless of what happens today, it'll be up to the staff and the players to get in the mindset of 2 years ago and play with confidence and everybody step up and play to their capabilities and make a deep run in the playoffs and even bring home the championship.
I thought the Packers came out flat and played like garbage in their loss the NYG last years playoffs,but, GB played badly this year vs NYG as well.SO, im wondering how much of that was the bye and how much was they dont match with NY? Chicago cant beat GB to save their lives the past 3 or 4 season,Lovies defense and team started Great vs GB his first few seasons but GB has dominated them lately.
A bye would be nice i think.You nailed it,funny as it sounds.Our 11-4 thus far team is better then ou4 15-1 team overall.They played poorly toward the end of last season, this year they are playing much better on defense,the offense isnt as good ( as you correctly stated) but still a productive unit.
GBPmies

Finland

#14 Dec 30, 2012
eric wrote:
<quoted text>I thought the Packers came out flat and played like garbage in their loss the NYG last years playoffs,but, GB played badly this year vs NYG as well.SO, im wondering how much of that was the bye and how much was they dont match with NY? Chicago cant beat GB to save their lives the past 3 or 4 season,Lovies defense and team started Great vs GB his first few seasons but GB has dominated them lately.
A bye would be nice i think.You nailed it,funny as it sounds.Our 11-4 thus far team is better then ou4 15-1 team overall.They played poorly toward the end of last season, this year they are playing much better on defense,the offense isnt as good ( as you correctly stated) but still a productive unit.

The phrase *Any Given Sunday* does not ably….. if you have a *bye*

The D is better the team is better, last year was last year. I have never seen any 'stats' or 'trends' that say a first round bye is a bad thing. You automatically advance to the second round and have a HOME GAME
They play a tough Vikings team at home playing for everything; I say squash them and take a bye! Like men, Like Champions!

LAST YEAR IS NOT THIS YEAR!!!!
eric

Poseyville, IN

#15 Dec 30, 2012
Im sure they will go out there and give it 100%,you dont play to lose,you play to win.
I see the mighty Chicago defense gave up a last minute 80 yard TD drive to end the 1st half and Det scored on a TD drive to start the 2nd half,so if this keeps up,Chi maybe gone before the Packer game.
Actually stats to show that teams since 05 are 15-13 coming off the bye week in the playoffs and the last 7 SB champs have lost their first playoff game and NY may not make the playoffs at all after winning the SB last year.If Chicago loses and Minn. loses,NY needs Dallas to lose,so if Chicago wins NY is done
GB could lose today,eliminate Chicago,then beat Minn next week and eliminate them so knocking out 2 rivals in 2 weeks OR GB could beat Minn. today,get the bye week,Watch Chicago get destroyed vs SF next week as SF has a winning record but looks like Chicago may not win this one.Detroit is starting to play some football
packerbacker-wic hita-ks

Wichita, KS

#16 Dec 30, 2012
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
The phrase *Any Given Sunday* does not ably….. if you have a *bye*
The D is better the team is better, last year was last year. I have never seen any 'stats' or 'trends' that say a first round bye is a bad thing. You automatically advance to the second round and have a HOME GAME
They play a tough Vikings team at home playing for everything; I say squash them and take a bye! Like men, Like Champions!
LAST YEAR IS NOT THIS YEAR!!!!
Not to be speaking for Eric, but I think we agree last year is not this year. I feel more comfortable with this year's team than I did with last year's team. I was at Kansas City when they lost there and didn't like what I saw. As I said earlier, a little adversity has not been a bad thing for the Packers. Whether they get the bye or not they need to come out better prepared than they were last year against the Giants. I think because of some of the struggles they have had this year they will be better prepared as they were 2 seasons ago.
eric

Poseyville, IN

#17 Dec 30, 2012
I dont mind you speaking for me,your right,this year isnt last year and the team this year is playing better then they were at this point last year.
IF your a Bears fan,its nice to see Bennett and Jeffery step up as Marshall isnt doing a whole lot at this point.
Sad part is Chicago with yet another win over a sub 500 team will need GB to win to make the playoffs and a great team like the NYG will miss the playoffs,Chicago with 1 win over a winning team ( Minn and Minn got them back a few weeks later) unless you count INDY in game 1 with a rookie qb and new defense,anyway CHicago hasnt beaten anyone but yet make the playoffs with a GB win over Minn.Det 4 TO in Det territory and Cutler didnt do shit for 16 pts and got a bs PI call to set up the only TD and settled on 3 FG moving a few yards.

“Tequila time”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#18 Dec 30, 2012
Just so EVERYONE knows;
The Bears really do suck
GBPmies

Finland

#19 Dec 30, 2012
Yep, at least against teams .500 or better :)

2 point game with 6 mins vs the Lions.
eric

Poseyville, IN

#20 Dec 30, 2012
and a Chicago win.Im sorry to L.B.F. but the fact Chicago can make the playoffs is a joke.
It happens but still,it stinks.
anyway.
If Minn. wins today,Minn is in Chi is out.
Minnn then plays GB next week in the playoffs opening week at Lambeau
If GB wins.Chicago is in,GB gets a bye,Chi plays SF most likely next week and Chicago is done.

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