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Scorum Sports Cast: Episode 142 NFL SUNDAY Preview and Las Vegas Action!
I am thrilled to announce my 142nd Scorum Sports Cast! You can find me @thesportsguru and I will be giving you the best 5-10 minute sports rants here on Scorum every day. On today’s episode I will talk about the two biggest games in the NFL today! Let’s first get started with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers. The Bears are feeling great after a defensively dominant performance against the Los Angeles Rams last week. Khalil Mack and company held the Rams to just 6 points. The Bears are poised to win the NFC North and make a deep run in the playoffs. But Aaron Rodgers and the Packers want to hurt those chances. Mike McCarthy is long gone as are their playoff hopes but the rivalry is extremely intense and there is no love lost between these teams. My biggest concern for the Bears is the play of quarterback Mitch Trubisky. He threw 3 TERRIBLE interceptions last week and he can’t afford to turn the ball over today. #MitchPlease The sports books in Las Vegas today are feeling some stress. There is more money on the New England Patriots than any other team this year. The entire country is hammering the Patriots and the casinos are not seeing anyone betting on the Steelers today. Tom Brady has dominated the Steelers like no other and he has made them his B!TCH for over 15 years. Will that continue today? Let me just say, Las Vegas didn’t build itself. When the public goes one way, it is usually a good day for the sports books. I would love to tell you all about it in my new Scorum Sports Cast. To check out my 142nd show just click the play button below. I look forward to hearing your input and comments. Cheers!
The Packers Path to the Playoffs does not have to be "Run the Table" 2.0
It was just a couple years ago when the Packers were 4-6 and Aaron Rodgers told the world he thought the team could "run the table" and get into the playoffs. They did, and even made some noise, making it all the way to the NFC title game before losing again. Fast forward to this current season, the Packers are 4-5-1. Does "run the table" 2.0 need to happen? They have a favorable schedule ahead of them starting Sunday night against the Vikings. Then they have the Cardinals, Falcons, Bears, Jets, and Lions left to go through so it is very possible they can run the table and still be in the running for the division title. The Bears lead the division, but still have the Rams, Vikings and the Packers to go through. If Green Bay can win out and the Bears go 2-3, Green Bay will win the division with a record of 10-5-1, and thus are in the playoffs. But what if they lose another game? They still have a chance at the wildcard even at 9-6-1. They would need some help, but still there is a chance. The Redskins without Alex Smith have three more division games to play and a game against the Jaguars. Seahawks still have the Vikings, Panthers, Chiefs, and three division games left on their schedule. Only other team ahead of them currently for the wildcard is the Panthers, and they still have four divisional games left including the Saints twice. So there is still hope, but thats what makes this Sunday night game so important. This is the one game they can not lose. If they do, all hope is practically gone as they would need a lot more help. The Vikings already being a game ahead of them in the standings would be in prime position for the wildcard and Green Bay's chances goes to single digits. With the victory, Green Bay will own the tie breaker over the Vikings,as well as momentum to get through the last stretch of the regular season. No matter what, their path to the playoffs starts this Sunday night at 8:20pm, in need of a very important victory on the road against a good division rival fighting for their own playoff lives. No pressure.