Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Packers looking good to defend Super Bowl title

The Green Bay Packers are looking the best team in the NFL by a wide margin and look a great chance of defending their Super Bowl title in Indianapolis come February.
Cheeseheads all over are celebrating the Packers booking their play-off by continuing their unbeaten run with a 38-35 win against New York Giants – courtesy of a last minute 30-yard field goal by Mason Crosby.

That means they are 12 games undefeated in the season and looking like steamrollering their way to Super Bowl XVLI in Indianapolis, which takes place on February 5th. People looking at the Superbowl odds should remember this.

The way the Packers came through the Giants test showed how resilient they are and answered any lingering questions about how they would react in a tight game. That vital win, coupled with the fact Detroit lost to New Orleans, ensured the Packers won the NFC North title.

A third consecutive playoff berth and the fourth in the six-year era under head coach Mike McCarthy pays testament to the quality Green Bay have and, while they have not often been really tested this season, the defending Super Bowl champions look capable of scoring for fun and steamrollering their way through teams. The Super Bowl betting reflects this.

McCarthy is refusing to get too carried away at the superlatives being thrown at the Packers and the fact they are the side picked by most onlookers to win Super Bowl XVLI, while there is also the question regarding whether they can push on to finish 16-0 and boast an unbeaten campaign.

"You stay focused on what's at hand, because every week it's going to be a challenge. We're 12-0, but we need to get to 13-0," said the coach.

"We have other goals in front of us before we can even entertain that. So I hope we are in position to talk about that. But right now, we really aren't."

NBC have confirmed that Madonna will perform at the Super Bowl XVLI half-time show in Indianapolis, with the half-time show becoming almost as big a deal as the Championship match for many fans and also advertisers.

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