Originally posted by Afrikan:
3 years in a row.... THREE YEARS IN A ROW!
its all coming back again...oh the horrible memories.
1995, was the most shocking 49er lose I ever saw. Or maybe more precisely the opening fumble by Walker and scoop TD by Craig Newsome might be the most shocking play. We were exposed. Remember we got the #2 seed with a 11-5 record. The Packers had finished the season winning 6 of 7 (OT lose in Tampa) and I remember reading they were very bitter over finishing with the #3 seed. Watching Dallas celebrate the following week in the NFC title game made me feel worse.
1996, GB had one of the finest teams of the 90's
1997, GB was favored for a reason. Without Jerry, we just didn't have the horses and considering how the Super Bowl went down to the wire. We just weren't good enough. The year of Greene & Woodson.
1998, greatest WC game ever considering the stakes (Packers 2-Time NFC Champs). We should have defeated the Falcons the following week and I believe we would (Hearst injury) but I just don't know if we defeat that Vikings team. They don't sleep walk on us like they did Atlanta. Regardless it would have setup one of the most anticipated NFC title and Super Bowls ever. Instead the Falcons ruined everything. I'll never forgive that franchise for 1998.
2001, Favre: completed 16 of 21 passes for 226 yards in the second half after the Packers trailed 7-6 at halftime.
Sadly, other than the heartbreak of 1995 and bitterness of 1997. The better team won and as expected. They had the better quarterback but more importantly rushing attack, defense and coaching. We didn't have the rushing attack until 1997 and by 1999 the defense was torched. Packers were just too good in 1997 & 1998.
[ Edited by KEGster on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:38 AM ]