Monday, January 14, 2008
Instant Classic......Packers win in "Snow-Globe"
It was an amazing weekend for football. The Green Bay Packers faced off against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau field Saturday afternoon. The week consisted of story lines such as Holgrem returning, Hasselback's call heard round the world, "We Want the Ball and We're going to Score", and Seattle's fast Defense.
The game did not disappoint at all. The Packers received the opening kick off, which was bobbled by Tarmon Williams and returned for a short gain. The Packers first play on offensive was a short check down to Ryan Grant. Grant bobbled the pass, fell down, and fumbled while trying to get up. The Hawks recovered and returned it within the Packers 5 yard line. 1 play later Shaun Alexander ran it in to put Seattle up 7-0.
The Packers next possession Grant wanted redemption. He would have to wait on that. 2 plays later Grant coughed up the ball for his second turnover in 3 touches. A stunned crowd at Lambeau settled in for what looked like a long afternoon. Grant, beside himself would need to forget those two plays. His teammates rallied around him explaining it was early and they would need him.
The Pack already down 14-0 needed some big plays to get the stunned crowd back in it. Down 14-0 the Packers marched down the field and Brett Favre connected with Greg Jennings for the score making it 14-7. The Packers would not look back after that.
Green Bay went on to score 6 straight TDs crushing the Seattle Seahawks 42-20. Grant bounced back from a horrible start to rush for a franchise record in the postseason of 201 yards on 27 carries and 3 TDs.
The there were the elements. What started off as another cold day at Lambeau with a light snow flurries, ended in a blizzard with Favre saying "I've been hoping for that for 17 years," he said. "I was watching the weather all day and it's a shame, I'm like, 'Just give us one of those big snow games.'" And that he got!!!
The next day the Giants pulled off a huge upset beating Dallas in Texas, meaning the road to the Super Bowl will go through Lambeau!! The Green Bay Packers 4-12 a few seasons ago, are playing in the NFC Championship game, at Lambeau.
GO PACK GO!!!!!!