In case you were looking for a little bit of a laugh on your Wednesday afternoon, Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn is here to help. Kuhn was at a sports banquet and fundraiser in Wisconsin, and he had some pointed comments about the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. His comments were not quite "ring his throat" level, but he brought some confidence to the proceedings.
Kuhn said San Francisco's got a loss to the Packers coming their way. He said the Packers would claim a bye through the first round, and then would beat the 49ers at Lambeau Field in round two. He followed that up by saying the Seahawks really had it coming to them. He said the Packers would win the opener in Seattle, and then beat them at Lambeau in the NFC Championship Game. All of this would, of course, be en route to a Packers Super Bowl victory. Naturally.
Kuhn was at a fundraiser that gets notable Packers to attend and help them raise money. Of course he is going to get them fired up. And I'm sure he really does believe the Packers can beat the 49ers and Seahawks. Of course, the 49ers have a nice run going against Green Bay, and going into the CLink is no easy task. I can only imagine how wild it will be Week 1 when they raise their Super Bowl banner.
I don't take the comments too seriously, but it is still interesting in light of other Packer comments about getting physical and mean. The Packers are talking a big game, but they still have a ways to go to get back to the top of the NFC. They're not that far behind the 49ers and Seahawks, but I would say there is still a pretty clear dividing line. And of course, let's not forget about the Panthers and Saints. Oh, and the fact that the Chicago Bears are likely in a better place.
Who knows what 2014 will bring, but the Green Bay Packers probably need to worry about more than just the 49ers and Seahawks.