The Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons since winning the Super Bowl. However, they have failed to get past the divisional round and have just one win in that time frame. The Packers want to change that fortunate this weekend. The last time the Packers and Dallas Cowboys played a playoff game at Lambeau Field was the famed Ice Bowl.
As fans, let’s work to gain more perspective.
The Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
On Tuesday, veteran running back Ben Tate was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a proactive insurance policy should team MVP Le’Veon Bell not be ready against Ravens.
The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Trestman expects to be back next season. Forte sets NFL receiving record.
The Vikings held the Bears out of the end zone for the first time since 2012.
Teddy Bridgewater threw the go-ahead 44-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen in the third quarter.
Here’s the full list of inactives for Sunday’s Bears-Vikings game.
The Bears wrap up their forgettable season with a trip to Minnesota and Durkin preview’s the game.
Chicago (5-10) visits Minnesota (6-9) for a noon game Sunday.
Some young players will get a chance to prove themselves Sunday.
There’s no sympathy for the end of the Marc Trestman era, given his actions.
The NFL Players Association is asking the court to dismiss an arbitration ruling that upheld the NFL’s suspension of Peterson.
There are a lot of dumb teams in the NFL. Make some deals with them, Bears.
Jay Cutler hopes last week’s wrinkle in the game plan continues.
Bears center Roberto Garza played his 200th career game on Sunday.
The league won’t consider Peterson for reinstatement before April 15.
Chicago beat an inferior opponent at home, which is what teams are supposed to do.
One Bear you can always count on? Matt Forte, through good times and bad.