“No one walks through the NFL unscathed,” said Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. “It brings you back to your foundation and makes you focus even more on what’s most important.”
With that, it’s on to Washington, and the most notable difference from last year’s playoff matchup has been the introduction of backend weapon Josh Norman in our nation’s capital.
“I have respect for what he can do,” said receiver Jordy Nelson. “Obviously he has shown his talents the last few years. I look forward to the match up and we will just stick to our fundamentals.”
“He likes to have fun talking a little out there but you can’t knock him for it,” said receiver Davante Adams. “He plays some good ball. It will be fun. All corners grab so it is what it is. It’s just about how much they can get away with in the flow of the game.”
If you like the Lord of the Rings, then you will love this. Washington’s talkative Norman has referred to Aaron Rodgers as Gandalf. He is a wizard at the quarterback position.
“I love it man. (Gandalf) is one of my favorite characters. I appreciate the comparison,” Rodgers said. “Gandalf kind of fell into oblivion there and then came back as the White, and he was more powerful as the White. I don’t have any gray in the beard yet but I will take any complement from Josh like that, especially a Lord of the Rings one. I mean he didn’t say I was Gimli so I feel pretty good about that.”
The turnover battle will go a long way towards determining the winner Sunday night. Josh Norman has only one interception this year, but only seven teams have a worse turnover differential than to Packers.