From the Armchair: Green Bay Packers Week 16
The game actually started well for the Packers with them seeming to be in control of the entire first half. But, the Steelers started out the second half with a touchdown drive and would be in control of the game from that point on. The Packers did have the ball on the Steelers five yard line, down seven, with a minute to go, but a combination of stupidity led to the Packers only getting two plays off and losing. On the final play, Matt Flynn had Jordy Nelson wide open in the endzone, but instead chose to make a tougher pass to Jarrett Boykin for inexplicable reasons.
As of this writing, the Bears are pulling off a masterful Jim Schwartz level choke job against the Eagles. This means that next weeks match up in Chicago will decide the NFC North title and the 4th seed in the NFC playoffs. Aaron Rodgers's return is up in the air and will probably end up deciding the game.
If the Bears do win, the Detroit Lions will be the only team in the NFC North with a winning record against divisional opponents and will somehow end up 3rd in the division. If the Packers win, it'll have an similar set up to their last Super Bowl season where the Eagles helped get us into the playoffs, Aaron Rodgers got hurt and couldn't play, and Matt Flynn blew a game with bad clock management. Either way, the NFL has to be happy having a Bears-Packers Week 17 match up deciding the NFC North.