The Packers hit the practice field for the first time this week Wednesday. At 7-6-1, the Packers control their own destiny in regards to making the playoffs. If they beat the Steelers (home) and Bears (road), they will win the NFC North and host at least one playoff game.
I've mentioned this several times, but it's worth repeating: I have a bizarre fascination with mascots. Usually the loveable, larger than life creatures end up the butt of an in-game joke, but not the case on Sunday in Jacksonville. Jaguars mascot went head-to-head against 16-time PGA Tour winner Jim Furyk in a closest-to-the-pin challenge, and won!
The Green Bay Packers path to the playoffs became less complicated following the Detroit Lions 18-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Monday night. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker connected on a 61 yard field goal with :38 seconds remaining to give the Ravens a rare road win.
The Packers began on-field preparation for the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday in Green Bay. As expected, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a limited participant, and Matt Flynn took reps as the starter. After a perfect October, the Packers went winless in the month of November. In order to make the playoffs, they will likely need to win all four December games, and hope the Detroit Lions lose two of their final four.
We are just over one month into the NBA season and one thing appears crystal clear: The Milwaukee Bucks will be a lottery team. With a record of 3-13, the Bucks are tied with the NY Knicks for the worst record in the eastern conference. Injuries (both on and off the court), lack of star power, and adjusting to a new coach and system have proven too much for the Bucks to overcome in the early going.