Decision '08: Games that will decide the season
Never have jumped on the 'this game determines the season' bandwagon.
But here are a few spiels:
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Coming in at #7:
Week 10: Packers at Vikings
Sure, the juicy matchup occurs in Week One on Monday night when we get to see both Aaron Rodgers and Tavaris Jackson debut with both Minnesota and Green Bay amped to grab the early division lead. Aaron Rodgers' first career start against the team Brett Favre wanted to play for makes quality theater. But the loser of that game will have plenty of time to make up ground, plus each young quarterback will get some leeway after just one game.
By Week 10, football fans everywhere should know if Rodgers and Jackson are good enough to take their teams on a deep playoff run. The two will have been thoroughly scouted against, their flaws exposed and both will have faced adversity. It's the winner of this rematch that will likely cement themselves as the NFC North frontrunner, and possibly a challenger to the NFC's top spot.
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