Are you ready for some football? The Green Bay Packers are fresh off their Wild Card victory. Their next NFL Playoff challenge: the red-hot Arizona Cardinals. These two teams will clash on Jan. 16 and HollywoodLife.com wants you to catch this epic game. Click to watch!
Aaron Rodgers, 32, wants to give his Green Bay Packers another Super Bowl Championship, but he needs to get by Carson Palmer, 36, and the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have already beaten the Packers this season, so will this NFL playoff match be Green Bay’s redemption or a heartbreaking repeat?
The fate of these two teams will be decided at the University of Phoenix Stadium, as the Cardinals host the 13-time Super Bowl champions on Jan. 16. The winner will go on to the NFC Championship while the loser will have to watch Super Bowl 50 from home. The action kicks off at 8:15 P.M. EST, so be sure you’re ready for this amazing game.
The Packers and the Super Bowl go hand in hand. Not only have they won the most championships in NFL history, the Super Bowl trophy is named after Vince Lombardi, the legendary Green Bay coach. However, their last championship was way back in 2010. And when the Pack met the Cardinals in Week 16, they were completely walloped, losing 38-8, according to SB Nation.
That’s thanks to Carson Palmer, the Cardinals quarterback, who has led the team to a 13-3 record. He’s thrown for a career-high 4,671 yards this year, reports ESPN. Though he spent most of 2014 on the shelf due to injuries, Carson has come back better than before. “He’s one of the toughest, both mentally physically, quarterbacks I have ever been around,” said Al Saunders, the former offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders and Carson’s former teammate.
Carson isn’t winning games on his own, as the team’s offense has been called “absurdly deep” by Deadspin. Andre Ellington, Chris Johnson and rookie David Johnson have been on fire. Not to mention, Larry Fitzgerald holds the NFL record for the most receiving years per game in the postseason. This season, he’s caught the ball 109 times for 1,215 yards.
This doesn’t mean the Cards are invincible. In the last game of the regular season, the Seattle Seahawks blew them out, 36-6, per SB Nation. Will the Packers clip the Cardinal’s wings, or is it time for the Red Sea to rise to the top?
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Are you pulling for the Packers or are you cheering on the Cards?