Quarterback Matt Flynn rushes with the football as Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (96) defends during the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

This Green Bay Packers team has faced rock bottom and haven't blinked

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy

Just a week ago things looked like they couldn’t get any worse for Coach Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers.

They were dominated at Detroit in front of a national audience, fans were jumping ship, and McCarthy seemed to have hit rock bottom in the tone of his post-game speech.

If that wasn’t a slap in the face, what he heard heading into halftime against the Falcons 10 days later was. The wounded Packers were down 21-10 and looked ready to breathe  their last breath with hopes for a post-season fading quickly. Instead of aiding a revival cheer, some Packers fans decided to cusp their hands over their Packers’ facemasks and boo their team as they headed into the locker room.

“Get booed at home,” McCarthy’s voice cocked. “The locker room, they never blinked.”

“I told them it’s lonely being a warrior. I really liked the energy with our players heading into halftime. We played our best football in the second half and that’s what you look for from your football team.”

They started from the bottom now they’re here.

By rallying to overcome an 11-point deficit, they won the game 22-21. With the Lions losing to the Eagles, the Packers are suddenly only one-half game down in the NFC North Division.

Packers fans should feel honored to have a Head Coach like McCarthy, who constantly falls on the sword and shoulders the blame for the team. He never blinks while  facing adversity, just like his players.

They demonstrated that in the second half …

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  • billy

    They blinked for four games….lets not make too much of this win, its great for sure, all for nothing if they go to Dallas and “blink” and let Romo shred them….

    • Loren Baldwin

      I agree Billy, they have blinked plenty in the last month of the season. Now it looks like Flynn is in for the Dallas game. I will have to give the defense a lot of credit for the 2nd half shut down against the Falcons yesterday, especially being behind 11 points at halftime. Flynn and the offense still need to be better in the red zone getting touchdowns instead of field goals. Also big-time kudos to Mason Crosby coming through in terrible conditions!