Super Bowl 2011: Why the NFL Needs a Packers vs. Patriots Matchup

January 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Super Bowl XLV: How about Green Bay and New England?
Packers vs. Patriots.
How about a rematch of one of the season's most amazing games?
The NFL could use this one and so could Green Bay and so could the rest of us.
It was Week 15 and when the smoke cleared at Gillette Stadium, it was New England 31, Green Bay 27.
That was Green Bay minus Aaron Rodgers.
That was the longest kick return in NFL history by an offensive lineman, Dan Connolly, who rumbled into football legend that game.
These teams need to meet again in Dallas. We need to find out if the outcome would have been different with Rodgers in there rather than the brave, but often sacked Matt Flynn.
New England struggled in that game on both sides of the football.
Rematches can be very mundane but this one would be no ordinary rematch.
Last year, both of the top seeds made it to the Super Bowl in New Orleans and Indianapolis. That was the first time since 1993 that it h...

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