In my opinion the Packers took the Cardinals lightly, and the Cardinals came out against the Packers with a chip on their shoulder and played with determination and intensity. This week the Packers came out with an attitude against the Bears after being mad that they lost against the Cardinals, and the Cardinals didnít look like they played with the same intensity to start the game against the Rams.
Iím always amazed why teams canít play with the same high intensity every week. Iím always excited every week to watch the games. Why canít they be excited every week to play? Even when the Packers went to the Super Bowl in 1997, they took an 0-10 Colts team lightly, as the Colts were the worst team in the league that year and the Pack lost to the Colts. That was the year before the Colts drafted Peyton Manning
with the top pick. Playing the Packers that year during the regular season was the Colts Super Bowl even though they were 0-10 at the time and they got jacked up to play that game. Even this year Houston came out and shocked Miami the opening week. Teams are closer than ever talent wise. You have to play hard every week no matter who the opponent is.
I agree with Shawn that the Packers canít blame the heat in the loss to the Cardinals. The Cardinals just wanted it more than the Pack in my opinion and it showed. Iím not sure what to expect from either team the rest of the season. I predicted 10-6 for the Pack before the season. They could still do it, but they have a tough stretch ahead. Seattle had 2 weeks to rest with the bye, and the Packer have to play them on a short week with the Monday night game.
Before the season started I said I was a little worried about the Vikings because they made some decent offseason moves. So far they've been on a roll like I feared. I hope we can catch them, but it's going to be tough.