Friday, December 23, 2011
No Undefeated Season for YOU
It all seem too perfect for the Green Bay Packers. All they had to do was win out in the regular season against the Chiefs, Bears and Lions to and then march through the playoffs and win the Super Bowl to claim the first undefeated season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins. Well, there was a small, bad team standing in their way. The Kansas City Chiefs were that one team that was desperate for a win. After the Chiefs lost their starting quarterback, Matt Cassel for season, Chief's management then decided to fired Head Coach Todd Haley due to Haley not getting along with General Manager Scott Pioli; the Chiefs were in need of a great unexpected win that all bad teams have eventually. Enter the undefeated Green Bay Packers, who's pass defense is ranked 30th and a rush defense that is ranked 12th in the NFL. In case you do not know, there are 32 teams in the NFL and being ranked in the lower half is never a good thing. Still the Packers have one of the best offenses in the NFL and should have easily picked apart the defense of the Chiefs.
Any person betting on this game had to think there was no way the Kansas City Chiefs can beat the undefeated Green Bay Packers, but there is always a chance any team can be beaten and some how the Chiefs found a way to win with a final score being 19-14. The experts would say the Packers did not execute well on offense or that their defense finally crumbled under the pressure, but what if the Chiefs found a weakness that the Packers never saw coming? What if they saw the light at the end of the tunnel and instead of playing it safe threw everything at the packers, like one final punch to end a fight. Whatever the Chiefs did it ruined the Packers chance at an undefeated season.
So where do the Packers go from here? Some will say that they will still win the Super Bowl and repeat as champions. Others will think this one lose will haunt them and eventually the Packers will fall in the playoffs to a team a that had no shot of winning it all until something magical happened. I have to agreed with the people believing that this one lose will haunt them in the playoffs and one team will pull a Kansas City Chief and find a way to beat the defending Super Bowl champs. One lose can show cracks in a team that no one saw before and will start to make some players feel uneasy, especially messing with their mental control. The Packers will now have to put this lose behind and focus on finishing the season strong, but somehow I do not see them making it back to the Super Bowl. With a defense as bad as theirs and the fact the running game is pretty much dead to them, the Packers are now a team that could potentially get beat at home and could realize they need to rethink their game plans. Whatever happened against the Chiefs, it cost them an undefeated season and maybe a shot at another Super Bowl ring as well.