Green Bay Shows Up to Play in the Snow Bowl

By: John Turvik

The Green Bay Packers came to play Saturday afternoon in a snowy typical winter game at Lambeau Field. Going into this game the Packers where an 8 point favorite against the Seattle Seahawks which seemed like a pretty reasonable spread for the Seahawks to cover.



The beginning of this game did not go as planned for the Packers who gave up two fumbles with in the first two possessions of the game. Both of the turnovers resulted in touchdowns for the Seahawks giving them a quick 14-0 lead. The biggest turn around in this game resulted from a D.J. Hackett fumble which was recovered by the Pack. Since that point Brett Favre took over and had a monster day going 18-of-23 pass attempts for 173 yards and 3 touchdowns against his former mentor Mike Holmgren.

The biggest disappointment from Seattle was their very poor running game which at times seemed like it wasn't even an option in Holmgren's offense. The team as a whole ran the ball 18 times for a combined total of 28 yards! Shaun Alexander was attacked at the line of scrimmage every time he touched the ball only getting 9 carries for 20 yards for 2.2 yards per carry. Seattle's offensive game plan was very hard to understand at times but playing from behind like the Seahawks did most of the game will cause you to abandon the run and begin passing.

The Packers controlled the line of scrimmage all game long and looked very dominate up front. This was very relevant in their running game where rookie running back Ryan Grant had a monster game carrying the ball 27 times for an impressive 201 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Packer faithful forgot very quickly of his early two fumbles after a career game from their rookie running back.



With Lambeau field looking like a snow globe, the Packers posted their biggest point total in postseason history winning the game 42-20. This was exactly the scene Brett Favre imagined when he decided to postpone retirement and try for another Super Bowl ring. The Packers (14-3) will take on the winner of Sunday's game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. If the Cowboys win they will host Green Bay where Favre has never won in Dallas stadium but if the Giants win the game will be held in Green Bay.



Today's game was a very good NFC showing by the Green Bay Packers but there is still one more obstacle in front of them before reaching the big game in Glendale, Arizona. If the Packers play like they did today they will give either Dallas or New York a real tough game and give themselves a real shot at going back to the Super Bowl for the third time in Brett Favre's career.

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