Lets do the math ..... if Arizona loses this game, they may end up on the losing side of a tie-break with the Vikings. If the Packers win, they are in, if they lose they too could be on the wrong end of a Madden tie-break system that no-one (not even me) can calculate! So, put in simple terms, who wants it the most???
Of course - this is the unpredictable Madden 13 and it is entirely possible that other results could change things ........ but it is unlikely. Lets look at the season so far for tomorrow nights protagonists:-
Human record - Beat the Rams, lost to the 9ers twice, Eagles & Browns with 2 cpu games left. Thats a 1-4 record.
Human record - Beat the Lions, Raiders, Panthers and Bears. Lost to the Lions, Bears, (Giants game dc'd whilst losing) with the Vikes and 1 cpu game remaining. If Minnesota beat GB then that will be a 4-4 record. 1-0 Packers.
Rushing: Pack cannot run, Cards are average. 1-1
Passing: Both teams have fine pass attacks, but Rodgers throws more picks. 2-1 Cards.
Receiving: Fitz edges Jennings. 3-1 Cards.
Defense: Green Bay have a better yards per game average in both pass and run categories. But Arizona have rookie of the year LB Michael Jones and DE monster DE Calais Campbell. All things considered, i take GB as their secondary is better. 3-2 Arizona.
Intangibles: The Packers schedule was considerably tougher so i believe their battle hardened troops will be best equipped thanks to playing the Vikes, Lions and Bears (oh my!) every other week. 3-3
Prediction. On paper its a tough one, neither team will get great success on the ground and i believe its all about Skelton v Rodgers. The team whose QB makes the least mistakes wins the game. So far this season Skelton just ...... and only just shades it.
Good luck to both teams.