Thursday, October 06, 2005
ESPN Columnist Does Not See Shadow, Predicts Early Spring
At least for me:
    9. The 0-4 Green Bay Packers will win the NFC North.

    OK, the division might be the worst in the history of the league, but I envision the Packers going 8-4 or 9-3 the rest of the season. The Packers are not as bad as their winless record.

    Had the Packers huddled and taken their time before their final fourth-down play against the Carolina Panthers, Brett Favre and the Packers would've finished off their rally and upset the Panthers on Monday night.

    The Packers will win their next three -- vs. Saints, at Vikings, at Bengals -- and finish the season on a five-game winning streak -- at Bears, vs. Lions, at Ravens, vs. Bears and vs. Seahawks. In between those strings of victories, they'll grab a win on "MNF" against the Vikings.

    Will the Packers still fire Mike Sherman after he leads them to a division crown? Probably.
Me, I will be happy if they just beat the Bears and will fall into ecstatic shock if they beat the Vikings. Anything else is gravy.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."