In last night’s game, the Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 advancing them to the next round where they will head to California to take on the San Francisco 49′ers next weekend in the divisional round. The Packers may have had a slight advantage over the Vikings who were without their starting QB Christian Ponder, and who were also eliminated from the playoffs with last night’s loss.
As we look back to the beginning of the season, Green Bay lost at home to the 49′ers 30-22, but the team has grown and improved in many ways since that early game, and now have their opportunity to come back and show that they can win, and can improve to the NFC championship.
Defense was something that was of extreme importance last night with Adrian Peterson running the ball, but the Packers were able to take care of it, holding the Minnesota offense to only 10 points, and AP to only 99 rushing yards. 99 yards may not sound too bad, but compared to his 199 yards last week, there is definitely some improvement there, and next week the Packers defense must be prepared to do the same thing with the Niners.
Looking around the rest of the NFC, Green Bay has already sealed the spot against the Niners next week with last night’s game, but the winner of today’s Seahawks/Redskins game will advance to play the Atlanta Falcons next week in the divisional round as well, and then we will be down to the final four NFC teams, in hopes that Green Bay will take it all the way to the Super Bowl. GO PACK GO!!!