Big Game, Big Win

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Aaron Rodgers

That about sums it up.

You could say a lot of things about the Green Bay Packers 45-17 victory over the New York Giants.

You could say it’s good to have Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback.

Rodgers, returning from a concussion, threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns against the No. 2 defense in the league.

You could say Giants quarterback Eli Manning had a bad day or the Packers defense was opportunistic.

Manning threw four interceptions and the Packers’ D created a total of six turnovers.

You could say the Packers receivers outperformed the Giants receivers.

Greg Jennings was unstoppable with seven receptions and 142 yards. Jordy Nelson recorded four for 124, including an 80-yard touchdown. Donald Driver came up with a couple big catches and showed he still has a little left in the tank.

You could say John Kuhn is having his best season.

Kuhn piled up three touchdowns — two rushing and one receiving, the second of which essentially iced the game. He also ran hard and picked up some key first downs.

You could say the Packers’ below-average offensive line played one of their best games of the season.

The line held the Giants vaunted pass rush to one sack.

You could say that despite Antrel Rolle’s guarantee of a win, the Giants looked pedestrian.

If you said this team has no heart, I wouldn’t argue with you.

You could say the Green Bay Packers are a team no one wants to face in the playoffs.

But you wouldn’t say that because the Packers haven’t secured a playoff spot yet.

While you can say any of those things and be correct, the most important thing is the Green Bay Packers faced a must-win game today and they went out and crushed a talented opponent.

If the Packers win next week against Chicago, they’re playoff bound.

And then we can start saying all kinds of things.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

16 Comments on "Big Game, Big Win"

  1. Kallie

    I wrote this poem the morning of the Giants vs. Packer game. Everyone who read it said I should send it in to Packer organizations, hopefully it will get to Coach McCarthy and he will so kindly give me Pack vs. Bears tickets.. wish I wasn’t dreaming :) Enjoy !

    Twas the Night after Christmas, and all through the house
    Everyone was stirring, even ex-Packer Aaron Rouse
    The fans were lined by the TV with care
    In hopes that a Green Bay win would soon be theirs

    The Giants were not nestled all snug in their beds
    Visions of Clay Matthews terrorized their heads
    Eli Manning in his helmet, and Tom Coughlin in his cap
    Were trying to figure out the Pack Attack

    At the NFL Today studio there arose such a clatter
    Brown, Marino, and Esiason were wondering what was the matter
    They looked at their monitors, quick as a flash
    To see Aaron Rodgers was starting for the Pack

    The sun was shining on the new fallen snow
    Gave the lusture of mid-day to Lambeau below
    When what to the fans wondering eyes should appear
    Coach McCarthy and his team, in their game day gear

    The players following McCarthy, so lively and quick
    The fans knew in a moment it was not dog killer Mike Vick

    Faster than the Giants pass rush the players came
    McCarthy stood proud and called them by name
    Now Rodgers! Now Matthews! Now, Jennings and Woodson!
    On Hawk! on Kuhn! On, Driver and Jackson!

    To the back of the endzone! To the lambeau leap wall!
    Now sack Manning! Beat Webster! Stop Tuck once and for all!

    As the dry air lingers before the game ball flies
    When the Pack meets an obstacle they aim for the sky

    So off to the corner of the endzone they flew
    If the didn’t win the state of Wisconsin would be blue

    And then comes kickoff, the ball is in the air
    The fans at Lambeau stop and stare
    Webster, a corner, catches the ball in fear
    This isn’t his normal job, that is definitely clear

    He is leveled to the ground by Slocum’s special teams
    Leaving #23 wishing he had just taken a knee

    Manning, down after down, being thrown on his back
    Wishing to never again be victim of a Clay Matthews sack

    And on to the field came Green Bay’s own superman
    Aaron Rodgers and his titlebelt, he’s obviously the man
    His Eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry
    His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry

    His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow
    When he heard the fans at Lambeau yell GO PACK GO
    A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
    Let the fans know they had nothing to dread

    Down after down, play after play
    The Pack killed the giants, everyone yelled Hooray!

    Rodgers had a postgame interview with Pam Young,
    She asked them how they did it, how they played, how they won
    And Rodgers replied, “We didn’t win by luck
    and next week we’ll prove that DA BEARS STILL SUCK”.

  2. BB

    Yes. You could say all of those things. You could also say that this team lost to the freaking Detroit Lions a mere two weeks ago, one of the worst division losses in the last 5 years. So don’t start jizzing all over eachother just yet.

  3. big t

    oh yeah the same detroit lions that just won at tb and mia…….also lost to the jets and eagles by 3…not saying its time to go crazy over the packs play, but no division game is easy.

    • Wow

      Any other year prior to this year the Lions would have secured that win over the Bears in the first game of the season.

      • jeremy

        In any other Universe the Lions would have won. Only the NFL’s ridiculous rules could call that an incomplete pass.

    • Cody

      Both the Bucs and Giants would have to lose next week too…then we’d still hold the tie-breaker. But who cares cause we’re going to slaughter those inbreds!

  4. iltarion

    Hey, great article and great poem by Kallie. Loved it.

    Someone tell BB to have a coke and a smile and shut up. No division road game is easy, the Lions aren’t that effin bad, and the Pack lost their starting QB in the first half of that game. If one game taints a season, then the Patriots suck because they lost to the Browns. Got their asses kicked, actually.

    Aaron Rodgers was just fricking dominant this game. I predicted that the Giants’ pass rush would be slowed by the field and conditions, and with time to throw the football, A-Rodge just crushed them. It would have been worse if Jones catches the fricking ball. I also said that usually the home team gets a couple breaks. That hasn’t always happened for the Packers this year, but it sure did this week. You add those breaks to A-Rodge’s dominance and a bunch of NY mistakes and you get a blowout.

  5. Buddy

    Go join the Viqueen forum you negative nancy. I’ve heard enough of you pessamistic assholes all year so shut your fucking cake hole and join a club for people that are always unhappy, LOSER!

  6. Andy

    Thanks cody. And your right we wll. So why is BB on here if he doesn’t act like a packer fan? Cuz this is a site… meant for PACKER fans. So BB get off

  7. nurseratchett

    Holy CRAP what a game. Favorite plays for me include Driver’s one-handed diving catch & the Claymaker smacking that ball outta whatshisfaces hands. If we play even CLOSE to that well next week it will be a Cheesehead welcome to the Bears @ Lambeau…GO BACK GO!

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