Joe Webb and Matt Flynn. These are the best shots the Packers have of making the playoffs. Like say that sentence out loud. "The Packers best hope to get back into playoff contention is for Joe Webb to beat the Bears and Matt Flynn to beat the Patriots." That sentence is about as fun to hear as "it's going to be a dry wedding" or "the internet's down." But these are the situations you find yourself in when you lose to the Lions late in the season.
Now I guess it's still possible (so you're saying there's a chance?) that Rodgers and Favre/Jackson could play, but as we sit on Thursday things don't look so good. Rodgers still hasn't taken part in any kind of practice or walkthrough and apparently won't do so until Saturday at the earliest. And since this is his second concussion my assumption is that the tests are going to be a tad more rigorous than he went through in week 5. Not like ACT tough, but maybe Iowa Basics tough. So unless the Packers are hiring me as their third party neurologist I don't see anyway he makes the field on Sunday. I mean I know WebMD inside and out but I'm not sure what kind of medical certification I can get from that.
On the flip side Favre is still injured and it looks like a long shot at best that he plays on Monday (there's a phrase you dno't here too often, like 'Jon is a real ladies man'). Jackson also got hurt last Monday but to be honest I'm not sure he's much better than the alternative anyway. So that leaves the Bears playing against a 3rd string QB for the THIRD TIME THIS SEASON. Like if the Packer's season is a case of Murphy's Law, the Bears season is a case of.....whatever the opposite....of Murphy's Law is. Antonym fail.
So here we are on the verge of a critical weekend in Packer football with these guys as our best chance. To be fair Flynn should be better given an entire week of practice, but anybody who caught even a minute of the Patriots the last two weeks can't say that they believe we have much of a shot on the road. Playing the Pats right now with a backup QB on the road is like trying to beat Ryu with Dhalsim with the difficulty set to expert on Street Fighter. But as my buddy Pat said when Flynn went in last Sunday and in the immortal words of George Costanza: You wanna get nuts! Let's get nuts!
PS: The Iowa Basics were the WORST. And the worst part about it was they gave them to you when you were in elementary school. Like let's give a bunch of kids with the attention spans of a fruit fly a day long test for an entire week. I'd rather have had indoor recess all year than do those again.
Double PS: Street Fighter character selection tells me more about you as a person than any Rorschach test. Guile meant you were patriotic, Vega meant you liked speed, Blanka meant you were a little unique, E Honda meant you valued strength and picking Ryu or Ken meant you were bad at Street Fighter. Bingo bango that's Psychology.