The Green Bay Packers are back in the playoffs after a one year absence, after pounding Seattle today 48 to 10. It's likely the Packers will rest starters next Sunday at Arizona; they really won't have anything to play for. The NFC playoffs could be fascinating. The Saints lose today to TAMPA! Neither they nor the Vikings are playing anywhere near close to their best football heading into the playoffs. Despite last week's heartbreaker, the Pack wins 6 of its last 7 before heading into a meaningless game next weekend with the Cardinals. They're probably playing about as good as any NFC team heading into the playoffs. Almost more stunning then the Saints loss to the Bucs: the Giants getting SPANKED at the Meadowlands by the Panthers, in their last game there before moving to a new stadium next year.
As was pointed out during today's game, with the exception of Philly, weather will likely have zero impact on the NFC playoffs; domes in MN, NO, AZ. I don't know how far the Packers will go, but it's GREAT to have them back in the playoffs, and it's good for Aaron Rodgers to get that playoff monkey off his back in this just his second year as a starter! GO PACK!