The Green Bay Packers‘ meltdown in Atlanta last Sunday should really not come
as much of a surprise.
Mike McCarthy is now 1-3 in NFC Championship games. The one win was, of course that in Super Bowl 45. In that win, Aaron Rodgers was absolutely spectacular. It’s hard to watch such a talented player drop to 1-2 in the conference championship.
Most fans would agree, the thrashing in Atlanta is easier to accept than the absolute crazy unfortunate events which took place in Seattle three seasons ago. That was a game that saw many fans already making Super Bowl plans.
From 4-6 to the NFC Championship game can’t be overlooked as the Packers accomplished the nearly-impossible. In perspective, this past season was a great accomplishment for this franchise. Riddled with injuries, the Packers found themselves going to the well one more time and asking players to achieve more than would normally be required of them.
So what are the top five reasons the meltdown in Atlanta shouldn’t be a surprise?
Let’s take a closer look …