Sunday, January 04, 2004

Packers are a legit threat to go deep in playoffs

Be gone, all ye doubters and skeptics. The Green Bay Packers are a real, live, breathing Super Bowl contender.

Even though the Packers (11-6) now must win two playoff games on the road to reach Super Bowl XXXVIII, it's just possible that they'll look back on this game as the most difficult if they do make it to Houston on Feb. 1.

Their next test comes at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in Philadelphia against the top-seeded Eagles (12-4), who returned to work this morning after having had seven of the last eight days off. The Eagles were established as a 5-point favorite.

But guess what? The Packers don't really care because they were all but counted out when they crawled out of Detroit's Ford Field on Thanksgiving with a 6-6 record...

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