Being an avid Green Bay Packers fan my last two Sundays have obviously been very different from each other. Watching the Cowboys get whooped upon by the Washington Redskins this afternoon brightened my day a little more. It’s true that the Packers were going through the same type of game that the Cowboys struggled through today last week against the Bears, but the manner of how the games became blowouts by the underdog were completely different.
Here’s a look at stats of the teams’ blowout losses:
Chicago Bears 35 – Green Bay Packers 7
Net Yards 240 274
Rushing 139 125
Passing 101 149
1st Downs 14 13
Wash. Redskins 27 – Dallas Cowboys 6
Net Yards 354 147
Rushing 131 1
Passing 223 146
1st Downs 22 6
These stats might not look like much but take a closer look. The Green Bay – Chicago stats are remarkably close yet the game was a blowout meaning it was made up of mostly big plays which makes sense given the gusting winds and -1 degree wind chill. Make no mistake that the blowout that the Packers suffered last week was a nasty, ugly game and the special teams (and punting) did not help. But the Cowboys game was complete and utter domination by Washington, on both sides of the ball for all sixty minutes of the game.
With that I will leave you with my picks of the Colts over the Titans tonight to help the Cleveland Browns secure the last AFC wild card spot and Alabama over Colorado in the lowly Independence Bowl.