Bulger might not be playoff ready

Green Bay is lucky to be in the playoffs, but it might be the most dangerous team in the NFC.

Updated: December 29, 2003, 3:19 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
The Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles should be extremely displeased that they didn't pick up WR Nate Poole on any of the four occasions that he was released from the Arizona Cardinals because if they had, the Green Bay Packers wouldn't be in the playoffs. But they are, and right now they might be the most dangerous team in the NFC.

They might not be the best team. Against a Denver team that was resting all their top playmakers the Packers struggled to score 10 points on their first seven drives before finally exploding for 21 points in the second half. But they played some good ball in December and the offense seems to be clicking.

The Packers ground game, which hit a three game slide in which they weren't getting it done, has recovered just in time for the playoffs. In the last two games RB Ahman Green has gained 345 yards on 44 carries (7.8 yards per carry).