Originally posted by mayo49:
We need the bye bad. I can live with a weekend without football if it means the team will be healthy.
Yeah, two teams entering post-season who needed it the most in increasing their conference championship chances, the 49ers and Packers. Not just because home-field, but because of the injuries/bruises on both. -Packers were hoping to get that bye so they could bring 40% of their injured roster back up to speed by Jan. 12th (they're missing probably more key guys due to injury than any team in the post-season).
Also doesn't bode well for GB since they have to play a 'physical' division rival out in injury-friendly weather (the Vikings to the Packers have been like the Seahawks to US this season). Green Bay will be lucky if they even have anything left in the tank by the time they have to travel all the way out here.