On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers won what was most likely their most important game of the year. In the end they clinched the NFC North while defeating their bitter rival, the Chicago Bears. Although, in my mind, winning the NFC North means very little at this point.
The Packers have proved they are capable of winning this division over and over. At the moment they have superior talent and depth compared to the rest of the division. We as Packer fans can’t be content with division titles anymore. We should expect more from this team, who only two seasons ago won the Super Bowl.
We should expect greatness out of this team, and that can only be fulfilled by winning championships. When the playoffs start the Packers will have as good of a shot as anyone to get to the Super Bowl. It’ll be the second year in a row in which they’ll host at least one playoff game. It’s time to make these opportunities count.
Personally, I’m tired of watching this team get to the playoffs and fall short. Over the years I’ve watched great regular season Packer teams, but come playoff time they play down to their opponent. This group of players and coaches has a chance at greatness. Another championship would put Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers in the category of NFL greats. It could also propel this team into a dynasty scenario.
I know that I’m getting ahead of myself here, but it’s going to get back to those “now or never” days. I just don’t want to see a team that could’ve been destined for greatness just wither away.
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