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January 3, 2011, 11:50 AM
Now that was one of the best Packer/Bears games I have ever seen. A tough, defensive struggle. The Packers got some pressure on Cutler and pretty much shut down Olsen. It didn't look like Chicago was reaching deep down into their play book and neither were the Packers. That's probably one reason why it was a low scoring game. No injuries in this game and that's somewhat surprising, considering how hard those guys were hitting.
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January 3, 2011  03:38 PM ET

I don't think it's right for a team that goes 7 and 9, to get a home playoff game! But Seattle does! They should change the ruling so a division winner only gets a home game if they are at least 8 and 8.

That fails in logic. Win the division, play at home. What if a WC team is 12-4 and have to play at a division winner that is 10-6? Divisionaly winners are to be rewarded, not penalized.

January 3, 2011  03:42 PM ET

I don't think a division winner that has a losing record should even be allowed to participate in the playoffs. They should exclude the Seahawks and let either the Giants in or the Bucs in.

Happy New Year, Shell!

I disagree. This is extremely rare, that a team with a losing record, makes the playoffs. So rare, that I think it has only occurred once before.

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January 3, 2011  03:52 PM ET

They are to be rewarded with a playoff birth mabey, but not home field advantage. After all the complaining this 7-9 Seahawk team has caused the big brains may end up changing the seeding for playoff teams. They should. The Saints seeded at no. 5? I don't think so.

Any given Sunday. For most teams, winning the Division comes first. After that, take your chances. May not be right, but it is what it is.

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January 3, 2011  08:38 PM ET

Chicago's WR are still young, and they show it. Vets know when the ball will be picked off, and they fight for it to be knocked down. Hester didn't even put his hands up the last play of the game. Knox just watched as GB picked off the end zone pass, as well....

Wasn't a fan of the first Bears first red zone attempt when it was clear as day that Olsen was held and smothered in the end zone. We settled for 3.

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