A lot has happened since the last time the Packers and the Lions went head-to-head in a game. It’s been nearly a year, and I’m pretty sure everyone remembers how it wasn’t a pretty game. In fact, if memory serves me right, it was the game that prompted Jimmy Johnson’s premature declaration to Stick a Fork in ‘Em, They’re Done. But since Aaron Rodgers isn’t the only one with a really long memory, let’s look back at what’s happened since then.

  • Since the last time the Packers played the Lions on December 12, 2010, the Packers have only lost one other game.
  • Since the last time the they met, the Packers have actually scored some touchdowns (unlike that day.)
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers haven’t scored in the single digits.
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers have scored 558 points. That’s an average of almost 33 points per game.
  • Since the last time they met, the Aaron Rodgers’ quarterback rating has never dipped below 100.
  • Since the last time they met, he was passed over for the Pro Bowl. He says it doesn’t bother him, but you know it chaffed.
  • Since the last time they met, he received accolades reserved for only one person on the planet. I’m guess the trip to Disney was much more rewarding than the one to Honolulu.
  • Since the last time they met, BJ Raji has scored two touchdowns.
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers have beaten the Bears three times. The Bears still like to brag that they’re the reigning NFC North Champs. We’ll let them have that one.
  • Since the last time they met, Mason Crosby has become one of the most accurate place kickers in the entire NFL.
  • Since the last time they met,the Packers have discovered that they can, in fact, start the game with an onside kick and be successful. How’s that for announcing one’s presence with authority?
  • Since the last time they met, Packers Quarterbacks have thrown touchdowns to ten different receivers.
  • Since the last time they met, Tim Mathsay briefly became a running back and ran for his first (and probably last) first down.
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers have reminded the Bears that they still suck three times over.
  • Since the last time they met, they learned many times that a Pick Six in close games really can be a dagger.
  • Since the last time they met, a washed up, a so-called over-the-hill cornerback from Oakland has proven that he has more than enough spirit, fight and heart in him to motivate others.
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers have lost a Collins but regained a Finley, Grant, Burnett and hopefully a Neal.
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers also regained a guy named Aaron Rodgers.
  • Since the last time they met, he also learned that he is not an island, that the game does not rest solely on his shoulders and that if he does not protect himself he cannot protect the team.
  • Since the last time they met, said guy learned to slide feet first. But some times he still forgets.
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers learned it can, in fact, snow in Dallas.
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers took a guy named Vince home.
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers are no longer the team with the fork in them, they have become the team with the bulls eye on them.
  • Since the last time they met, the Packers have controlled their own destiny.
 

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  • foundinidaho

    And the Packers still do own their own destiny. Nice laundry list of accomplishments. They make me happy. :)