Scott Tolzien entered last Sunday's game with no experience and a basic understanding of the playbook. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Green Bay Packers fans are reminded of how the other half lives

Scott Tolzien is set to start his second straight game against the Minnesota Vikings this coming Sunday. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

When we really stop to think about the last three games, it’s amazing how the Green Bay Packers (5-5) had started only three different quarterbacks in the previous 340 games. To give you a gauge of the number three, the Chicago Bears during that same time period has started 26 different quarterbacks.

Both Detroit and Minnesota each have started more than 20 different QB’s.  Green Bay … THREE!

Those who have been around long enough may remember the 25-year playoff drought (1982 exception) between Bart Starr and the Brett Favre eras. Their run of two back-to-back elite Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre for 23 consecutive years is amazing.

Now we are being reminded of how the other half lives.

Have we been the fattened calf, the Jobba the Hut, laying around taking everything for granted regarding injuries to our starting QBs?

Well Packers Nation, we’ve been reminded with a slap in the face by a wet, smelly glove.

Oh spoiled children we all, who watched number 12 lay still after a fall.

It is hard not to be quarterback complacent as a Packers Nation, but it has always been in the back of all of our minds the “what if …?”

Every Sunday for 23 years and 340 games straight everything has gone relatively smooth, at least more so than any other franchise during that time.

But now? We are being evicted from our QB penthouse apartments and moving back into the lower rent, scrap heap pile of low rent practice squad quarterbacks, and Packers World playoffs hope lay squarely at his feet.

One good thing about the Vikings game this Sunday at Lambeau Field, is the quarterback position is a little more even with Christian Ponder (19 fumbles, 34 interceptions) going against Scott Tolzien ( 1 TD  5  interceptions).

Sunday’s game is a must-win for the Packers because it is a winnable game before heading to Detroit. After that, there will be a 10-day mini-bye as Mike McCathy called it in pre-season.

Regroup; get ready for the final four-game stretch. It’s seems like forever since the Packers have won a game. They have a real good chance of beating the Vikings on Sunday, an opportunity for which they must take advantage.

After that, we may be lucky enough to have one of our Hall-of-Fame QBs back on the field.

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