Lets don't forget that the Packers were the preseason choice to go all the way by most of the NFL experts. The fact that they started out slow and came roaring back is a tribute to thier resilience.
It is not how you start but, how you finish. They are peaking at the right time.
The Giants won it all three seasons ago as the #6 seed.
And, the universe's team should be healthy for next season
NFC South fares well in ratings game
January, 17, 2011 Jan 17
By Pat Yasinskas
Here in the NFC South, where we often talk about a perceived lack of national attention, we’ve got some evidence to the contrary.
The NFL sent out a list of the 20 most-watched programs of the fall television season. Nineteen of them were football games and a “Dancing with the Stars’’ episode was the only other show on the list. Two of the six top-rated shows were games involving an NFC South team – in both cases, the New Orleans Saints.
The Thanksgiving game between the Saints and Cowboys was the No. 1 show of the season with 31.9 million viewers. The season-opening game between the Saints and Vikings was No. 6 with 27.5 million viewers.
The league also released a list of the 15 most-watched shows on basic-cable television for all of 2010. Fourteen of them were ESPN Monday Night Football games and the other one was last season’s Pro Bowl.
The No. 1 show on the list was the Dec. 27 game between the Saints and the Falcons with 19.1 million viewers. The Sept. 20 game between the Saints and 49ers was No. 7 with 15.1 million viewers.
Oh, and check out this cartoon. It is absolutely hysterical!