Green Bay Packers: Flying under the radar

Packers quarterback Matt Flynn scrambles away from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Audie Cole (57) in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

 

The Green Bay Packers did what they needed to do on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. They avoided the loss. In just the second tie between the two teams, Matt Flynn led an amazing 16-point comeback to help the Packers avoid their fourth straight loss.

The Packers are now 5-5-1, just behind the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears who both sit at 6-5.

Personally, I like where the Green Bay Packers are at right now. Sure, it would be nice to be at the top of the division but being the best comes at a price. The best teams have to play with a huge target on their back as well as playing under immense pressure to remain the best. The Packers, for the most part, have remained outside the media’s eye. Other than Aaron Rodgers‘ injury, there has not been much talk about the Packers being a threat.

The Packers are essentially flying under the NFL radar and will continue to do so for the remainder of the regular season. In recent years, things haven’t worked out well going into the playoffs a higher seed. We had the early exit against the New York Giants and another early exit at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers.

Right now the pressure is on the Lions and Bears to hold their positions but the Packers are in the driver’s seat and nobody knows it.

Flying under the radar is the best thing the Packers can do right now. It’s not comfortable at times but remember what happened last time we went into the playoffs under the radar?

Yeah, I remember, too.

Topics: Green Bay Packers

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  • starr 57

    Good article Tom, but I sincerely don’t think you will get much positive response.
    Too many Doom and Gloomers around, but if The Packers do end up winning The North and making The playoffs, theses same D & Grs’s will be the ones coming out of the woodwork claiming “They knew it all the time” “never had a doubt”.
    The NFL season is 17 weeks long, still 5 to go, let’s see what happens.