GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The snow has stopped in Green Bay, and now it’s just cold … and foggy. That’s right. The highly credible temperature gauge here at the Oneida St. Walgreens read 14 degrees at about 9 a.m. this morning. And as I sit in the Lambeau Field press box, the fog is keeping me from seeing much further than the Don Hutson practice center, located about two blocks from where I sit.
The fog is expected to lift as the morning progresses.
Workers were just completing a final snow sweep of the field when I arrived. If you’re going to be in the stands, expect to be sitting among an inch or two of snow. It’ll be a double whammy for the Seahawks, who will not only be playing in nasty conditions but also kicking off at 10 a.m. PT. If you have an hour or two someday, ask my NFC West colleague Mike Sando what he thinks of that arrangement.
Let’s take a quick spin around the division, 50 percent of which won’t play until Monday night:
Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette is worried the Packers could finish 10-6 and still not make the playoffs. That would require Dallas and the New York Giants both finishing 2-0.
Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee wonders if fan contempt for defensive back Jarrett Bush is unfounded.
Drew Stanton will get his chance to prove he belongs in the NFL today at San Francisco, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press.
Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com looks at the Lions’ 19-game road losing streak.
David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune has a hard time believing that Bears center Olin Kreutz and general manager Jerry Angelo will both return next season.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears aren’t likely to have receiver Devin Hester (calf) Monday night against Minnesota. The Bears are also working out punters in case Brad Maynard’s groin injury sidelines him.
Minnesota’s offensive line needs to regroup after its performance last Sunday night at Carolina, writes Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune.
Left tackle Bryant McKinnie was particularly culpable, according to Bob Sansevere of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.