Packers peaking at right time

By Troy A. Sparks, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: January 3, 2011

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GREEN BAY (BASN) — Ready or not, Michael Vick, here we come. This time, we won’t call off the dogs because this is the NFL Playoffs where it’s win or go home.

“Trust me,” Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday after the win over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. “We’ll be ready when we get to Philadelphia.”

Remember the “fourth-and-26″ game in 2003, Philly fans? We do. It will be a different situation when we roll into the City of Brotherly Love. We’re not taking a loss like that again.

In Week 1, the Packers held a nice cushion against the Eagles the last time they visited. Then Vick carried the team on his back in the second half but came up short.

“We’re worried about Philadelphia,” McCarthy said. “Philadelphia is a hard place to win. I’m sure our team looks a lot different than the first time we met to start the year.”

It’s one at a time. We feel very good about our chances. We’ll play anybody, anytime, anywhere. That’s our motto, and we’re well oiled.”

At this point, the Packers have nothing to lose. Their Super Bowl aspirations are still within reach, but they’ll have to win three games on the road to reach the horizon.

This is the time for Green Bay to get serious, despite limping into the postseason. They’re ready to take on a no prisoners approach. Worried about Philly? Please!

I hope that Andy Reid have enough firepower to pull off the win in the NFC Wild Card game, Jan. 9. He better get his team ready because the Packers will bring it.

Green Bay wouldn’t be in this position if they would’ve won some of those close games that went down to the wire or into overtime. But since they’re the No. 6 seed, they are the underdogs and must play like they’re the favorites.

I think it’s time for somebody to slap the Eagles around and bring them back down to earth. Some commentators said the Packers are the most dangerous team to play in the playoffs.

Just like they snatched a playoff spot away from the New York Giants, they’re coming on to take away the spotlight and ruin the party for the Eagles.

My guess is that Packer Nation will roll their train into a re-match at Chicago two weeks from now.