Think the Green Bay Packers are anxious to get the playoffs started? With a game like today’s, they are nothing less than ready to play, and win. Beating the Tennessee Titans 55-7 is quite a way to show they aren’t messing around and are here to win it all after clinching the NFC North title last week with a win against the Chicago Bears.
Although they had already secured themselves a spot in the playoffs, the Packers didn’t let that stop them from bringing it all out onto the field today. Scoring 55 points is a season high for the Packers offense, but the defense held the opposing team to only 7 points, scored late in the game. A.J Hawk had his first 2-sack game in four seasons and the defense as a whole were able to hold Titans RB Chris Johnson to only 28 yards.
The offense had just as good of a game as well. With TD’s scored by James Jones, Randall Cobb, Greg Jennings, DuJuan Harris, Ryan Grant, and Aaron Rodgers, the Pack were once again unstoppable. And just to brag about WR James Jones for a minute, he leads the league in TD receptions with 13 after today’s game. You go James!
Head Coach Mike McCarthy on the game and heading into the playoffs,
“Everything happens for a reason. We’re going to play to win next week. At the end of the day, you want to play your best football, and we have to do that next week in Minnesota. I’d rather have the No. 2 seed with a win in Minnesota.”
While some would agree with McCarthy and want the No. 2 seed, some would rather the Packers have the No. 3 seed and just play their way through with no break on wild-card weekend as opposed to being No. 2 and resting wild-card weekend. Last year that didn’t work out as planned for Green Bay, but according to how this team played today, I’d say they’re ready for anything.