Under head coach Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers historically have been great following the team’s bye week. Since McCarthy took over before the 2006 season, the Packers have a 6-1 record after the bye. This is good news for the team and fans.
The Packers are currently 1-2 and have a divisional opponent in the Detroit Lions next on tap. It is a game that the Packers want and in many ways need to win.
Divisional games go along way for any NFL team when determining a shot at the playoffs. It seems to be that every year a tiebreaker is put into order, and in most cases the tiebreaker starts with head to head record against a certain opponent followed by the team’s record against the division/conference. Needless to say, this game is big.
The Packers can set a tone early on and prove to the rest of the league that they can rebound and start a winning streak. Starting with the Lions would be a great start in showing their muscles. With the game being in Green Bay, I expect a good performance from the Packers.
Hopefully the term “history repeats itself” is very true for the Packers. Known for being very good following the bye, the Packers can use this win. A home game against a very tough divisional opponent is sure to be a barn-burner.
I’m sure McCarthy knows that his record is great following a bye. He has to be licking his chops to get back out on that field and will surely be looking forward to bringing his record to 7-1!