Green Bay Packers
The fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.
While his beloved Bears were knocked out of the playoffs by the Packers, the country star still dreams of the Chicago team winning the Super Bowl.
Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?
Last year, the 49ers made an improbable run to the Super Bowl, before falling one play short of reaching the ultimate team goal. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens, a more experienced team that rode momentum all the way to a Championship. This year it’s San Francisco who fits this description and unlike last year, the Niners have everything in place to get past the rest of the NFC.
Two of the NFL’s most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.
Despite their dearth of recent success, all eyes will be on the Cowboys. For the karma and the drama, for better or worse, they are America’s team. Mostly for worse. Just watch on Sunday.
The NFL playoff race is in full swing, but there are a number of players that won’t be around to be a part of it. The Cowboys, Packers, Broncos and Rams have all suffered serious injuries to big-name players that could linger on for the rest of this season and possibly even into the next.
There are a lot of big storylines going on around the NFL right now and they span more than just the playoff race. Actually, the Packers are hoping for a big return soon just so they can get into the playoffs, but other stories have to deal with an interfering coach and an early day in London for next season.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
Injuries can cause a player to take time off from their team and sometimes that means the entire season. When injuries heal, it is time for those players to return and hopefully make a return sooner rather than later. For others? Injuries can mean coming full circle back to the place where it all began.