NFC Game of the Year
Our top 10 reasons why Thursday night's titanic Green Bay at Dallas game rates as must-see TV (the key stipulation being, of course, that you have access to the NFL Network) ...
At the risk of pointing out how much fun both Favre and Romo are having these days, have you noticed how much fun they're having these days? Sometimes the comparison game is so over-done and tiring, but in this case, Romo's gift for improvisation and play-making creativity really does remind me of a younger Favre. Without quite so many forehead-slapping underhanded throws.
The 49ers won that highly anticipated showdown 7-3, but the game that everyone remembers came in that season's NFC Championship, when the Giants knocked Montana out of action and got their revenge in a 15-13 nail-biter.
You know the essential details: Game time temperatures of minus-13, with a wind chill of minus-46.
And the best part is, Thursday's game might only be an appetizer for the real throwback treat: A rematch in January's NFC Championship Game, dare we dream, back at Lambeau? Be still our symmetry-loving hearts.
And then there's a man named Wade. He might look like a tire salesman who eats donuts two out of every three meals, but the guy is coaching circles around the Cowboys' opponents. There were plenty of snickers when
Am I saying I'd like the Packers or Cowboys' chances of beating the Patriots at this point? No. But NFC-dwelling Philly did puncture a little of New England's aura of invincibility last weekend, and that should give the conference's two best teams -- the Cowboys and Packers -- some hope for the inevitable showdown to come in Super Bowl XLII.
Green Bay counters with
It's actually wrong to just think of Ware as just a pass rusher. He's good in coverage, run defense, whatever the Cowboys ask of him. And the pass pressure that he and fellow outside linebacker
After T.O. not getting the best of things in that Week 6 showdown against New England and