Tonights big matchup between the Cowboys and the Packers is by far the biggest game in the NFC. If you can see it. The NFL network is offering this game but it is only available with satellite companies and certain cable companies. The cable companies that offer this channel offer it on a higher tier of service, and guess what? It costs more money. More of cable companies monopoly but don’t get me started on that.
Back to the actual game. This game has huge playoff implications for both teams. Both teams are 10-1, leading their division and have home fields that would be tough to win at in the playoffs. This is probably the second most important game of the year (after Colts vs Patriots). Whoever wins this game gets a huge advantage because they will basically go two games up on the other for first place in the NFC. No one wants to go to Lambeau in January and I don’t see the Cowboys being able to beat them there. Just like I don’t see Brett Favre and the Pack beating the Cowboys if his losing streak there continues.
Brett Favre has never won in Texas stadium going 0 for 8 including the playoffs but whats in the past is in the past. The Packers come in with one of the toughest defenses in the league despite the fact that they may be without as many as five defensive starters including former pro bowler Charles Woodson. Thats gonna be big because the Cowboys are getting receiver Patrick Crayton back. That should take some of the pressure off of Terrell Owens and Jason Witten.
I’m taking the Packers in this game. It is a game time decision for Charles Woodson but I think he’s gonna go and if he does that should limit the amount of big plays for the cowboys because him and Al Harris are two of the most physical receivers in the League. Brett Favre is playing better than he has since he did the year they won the superbowl and the Cowboys secondary is also banged up. Look for Favre to exploit that.
Hopefully you can see this game but if not, do what I’m doing. Call your cable company, order the channel and then remove it after the game is over. The way most companies charge you, you may get prorated for one day of the service but not likely.