Green Bay’s conference championship weekendgot off to a tough start.
The Packerswere scheduled to depart Green Bay’s Austin Straubel International Airport on Saturday around 2 p.m. local timebut were unable to fly outdue to dense fog. According to ESPN, the team was forced to takebuses 125 miles toMilwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and eventually took off around 5:30 p.m. local time.
The Packers finally arrived inAtlanta nearly three and a halfhours later than initially scheduled around 8 p.m. ET.
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The NFC Championship game between the Packers and Falconsis slated to kickoffat 3:05 p.m. ET before thePittsburgh Steelers visit theNew England Patriotsin the AFC Championship game at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Authentic Youth Justin Britt Jersey Chris Hogan was having a dominant first half before he caught a 34-yard touchdown pass on a flea flicker. The trick play made for an easy Tom Brady completion against the Steelers’ man coverage, and Hogan’s seventh catch of the half also gave him his second touchdown of the half. The Patriots needed only 3:48 to answer the Steelers’ touchdown with their own. 17-6, Patriots.
Most of those losses came during the Brett Favre era, and we sketched out the type of juvenile behavior that led to over the summer before his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Yet the seven playoff losses under Mike McCarthy have taken that to the next level. Green Bay had a 15-1 record wiped away on Jan. 15, 2012, in a 37-20 loss to the New York Giants. It watched Colin Kaepernick run all over the place in a 45-31 loss to San Francisco on Jan. 12, 2013. Those are painful.
The other five losses, however, were decided on the last play. Four of those losses were in overtime. They stick out as much as anything because of their sadistic nature. They tell a story; a painful story worth reading. I don’t need a YouTube video to show that pain. It’s still there.