The Packers might have had reason to bicker. After all, they lost on a late drive for the third consecutive week. Carolina beat Green Bay 35-31 two weeks ago with a 55-yard drive in the final two minutes. Houston kicked a field goal as time expired in last week's 24-21 victory.Thus endeth the slim playoff hopes.
CHASED FROM THE SPANISH MAIN. The Packers' French Army Retrospective continues in Jacksonville. My copy of How The States Got Their Shapes notes that French North America (later known as the Louisiana Purchase) was wherever a Frenchman could go without encountering resistance from a Spaniard or an Englishman.